Wim Henderickx (°1962) studied composition and percussion at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Antwerp. He participated several times in the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt and attended sonology classes at IRCAM in Paris and at the Royal Conservatoire of Music in The Hague. He teaches composition and music analysis at the Conservatoire of Antwerp and of Amsterdam. Every year Musica organises a Summer Composition Workshop Wim Henderickx, for young composers. He is composer in Residence for Music Theatre Transparant.
Wim Henderickx has composed chamber music, orchestral works and operas (published by CeBeDeM, Brussels) and he has been the recipient of numerous awards, both in Belgium and abroad. Foreign cultures are often a source of inspiration. Amongst other works the 3 Ragas
, for African and Western percussion, are available on cd. His scores are characterized by their solid structure, changing, colourful sonorities and by their intensely expressive power. Following a trip through India and Nepal Wim Henderickx began work on his Tantric Cycle
, a series of compositions with the East as source of inspiration. Void/Sunyata
for music theatre, Tejas
for orchestra and Mudra
for ensemble are parts in this cycle. Medea
for music theatre - in commission of HERMESensemble, Music Theatre Transparant and Veenfabriek - made a tour in Belgium and the Netherlands in 2011-2012 with Wim Henderickx as conductor. In 2013 this production will tour internationally. The Belgian National Orchestra (NOB) created his Symphony nr. 1 (At the Edge of the World)
in March 2012 in Luxemburg and in Brussels.
In 2011 two full albums with Wim Henderickx's work were released: 'Disappearing in Light' with HERMESensemble and 'Tejas and other orchestral works' with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic and Martyn Brabbins as conductor. On the occasion of Wim Henderickx's 50th birthday there were various concerts in 2012 and in October and November 2012 there will be two premieres with his music.
A complete list of his works is available on his website