Wim Henderickx (b. 1962) studied composition and percussion at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and sonology at IRCAM in Paris and at the Conservatory of Music in The Hague. He received numerous awards incl. the Prize for Contemporary Music Flanders-Québec in 1993. He is a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium (KVAB) for Science and the Arts. Henderickx is the Professor of Composition at the Conservatories of Music in Antwerp and Amsterdam and is the main coach at the SoundMine Summer Composition Course for young composers. Many of his compositions are influenced by oriental music and philosophy. Following a journey around India and Nepal, he wrote the “Tantric Cycle” (2004–2010), seven highly varied works inspired by the Orient. Wim Henderickx has been a composer in residence at Muziektheater Transparant since 1996 and, in 2013, he joined the Royal Flemish Philharmonic as an artist in residence. His scores are published by Norsk Musikforlag, Oslo.