Keaton Henson is a composer, musician, writer and visual artist from England. His many practises all share a unifying element of emotional honesty. He is a vulnerable artist, sharing the darkest and most complex parts of his experience through his work. This often leads to music and art that moves people, in spite of Keaton himself revealing little else in the way of interviews or public appearances.
Throughout his career, Keaton has scored for select projects in film and dance, scoring Young Men, a wordless ballet war feature, contributing score and songs to Morgan Matthews X+Y. Recently composing the acclaimed score for Harry Macqueen’s Supernova, and the period drama Anne Boleyn for Fable pictures
Keaton began his musical career in private, creating his brutally honest first album of bedroom recorded songs; ‘Dear…’ as a secret collection, never intended to be released. But upon being urged to share with friends and family, it found its way onto BBC radio 1 and quickly reached a wide audience of fans desperate to know more.
This unexpected spotlight found Henson releasing his work in full, following ‘Dear…’ with the critically acclaimed ‘Birthdays’, an album of similarly introspective but sonically more ambitious works, with lyrics beginning to explore the changes in his life due to musical renown. Recorded in Los Angeles with an all star cast of collaborators.
He continues to release another 4 albums: 'Romantic Works’, ‘Kindly Now’, ‘Six Lethargies For String Orchestra’ and ‘Monument’ and played sold out shows in cathedrals, museums and concert halls around the world, as well as premiering his orchestral works in venues like The Barbican, Sydney Opera House, and the National Concert Hall Dublin.
Alongside his albums and composition, Keaton has released four books: Gloaming, Idiot Verse, The Tallowmere Annual, and Accident Dancing. He has also held solo exhibitions of his visual art internationally, and released the warped experimental electronic album under the alias ‘Behaving”.
Henson is an unpredictable artist who works in many formats, styles and roles, but manages to carry across them all an unmistakable style, a style based around honesty and vulnerability, that manages to transcend genre and industry, with each work just acting as a continuation of one persons very personal story.