Brien Henderson is a composer in Buffalo, NY working primarily in the acoustic domain of chamber and choral music. Strongly guided by the aesthetic claim of the architect Antoni Gaudí that “originality means returning to our origins,” Henderson’s work is always seeking to derive new music by modeling some of the earliest European music, and is conceived as polyphony, whether it be in the context of allusion to medieval and Renaissance music, or the use of noise, timbre, or melodic fragments as essential material.

Henderson studied composition at San Francisco State University, where he earned both a Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts degrees, studying with Richard Festinger, Christopher Jones, and Benjamin Sabey. He is currently working toward a PhD at the University at Buffalo, where he studied with Jeffrey Stadelman and presently studies with David Felder.