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nick hennies

percussion, electronics (austin)

Nick Hennies is a percussionist and composer from Louisville, KY. He received his M.A. in percussion from the University of California-San Diego in 2003 where he studied with renowned percussionist Steven Schick and performed with the percussion group 'red fish blue fish', the SONOR Ensemble, and in a duo with trombonist Tucker Dulin.

Since relocating to Austin, TX in 2003, Hennies has performed regularly with the Austin New Music Co-op as well as presenting solo concerts and frequently collaborating with other local and visiting musicians. He has premiered works by Stuart Saunders Smith, Arnold Dreyblatt, Radu Malfatti, Jürg Frey, Gerhard Stäbler, Eugene Chadbourne and many other composers from the United States and abroad and has extensively toured North America with his band The Weird Weeds. Other notable appearances include the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Green Umbrella Series, Festival Agora (Paris), the No Idea Festival (Austin), and with Jandek in his first ever U.S. performance.

In addition to performing, Hennies studied composition with Herbert Brün and Stuart Saunders Smith, hosts a weekly radio show devoted to experimental music on KOOP Austin community radio, and is a steadfast promoter and organizer of experimental music events in Austin.