Julian Henriques in April programme


Prof Julian Henriques presents, ‘Thinking Through Sound – and Learning from Jamaican Bass / Base Culture’.

Julian is convenor of the MA Scriptwriting programme, director of the Topology Research Unit and a former Joint Head of the Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London. Before Goldsmiths, Julian ran the film and television department at CARIMAC at the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.

His credits as a writer and director include the 1998 feature film Babymother, a reggae musical and improvised short drama, We the Ragamuffin, and numerous BBC and Channel Four documentaries. Julian researches street cultures, music and technologies and is interested in the uses of sound as a critical and creative tool.

Julian’s professional practice has recently turned to sound sculpture, with Knots & Donuts installed at Tate Modern in 2011, and at Khoj, New Delhi, in 2013. His publications include ‘Sonic Bodies: Reggae Sound Systems Performance Techniques and Ways of Knowing’, published in 2011.