j.n.m. redelinghuys is a South African born composer, performer, and musicologist based in York UK. Ze studied clarinet with Shannon Mowday and Morné van Heerden, piano with Maralie Stolp, organ with Kevin Kraak, and composition with Clare Loveday. Ze graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA (Hons) specializing in composition, and an MRes from the University of York supervised by Prof. Roger Marsh. Ze is currently completing a PhD at York supervised by Prof. Bill Brooks examining the experience of embodiment in music-making through experimental composition, phenomenology, and queer theory.

Fictional biography:

j.n.m. redelinghuys was born in 786 in Styria. ze was sired as a vampire by the Karnstein family 27 years later and fled to Britain, adopting the identity of Morgaine of the Fairies. finding zir way to South Africa in the 1950s, ze fed indiscriminately on members of the National Party. ze recently completed a practice-based PhD in blood magic and necromancy at the University of York, ironically with the notable vampire hunter Prof. William Brooks. zir research is focussed on themes of embodiment and flesh in contemporary music, primarily drawing on the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Hélène Cixous, and every cat ze has ever met.