Trevor Brown is an Australian musician, composer, improviser, sound designer, lecturer and radio presenter whose diverse career has spanned from symphony orchestra to outback circus to festival director.

His work crosses  between classical, jazz, improvised, new music, sound design and electronic music with deep roots in and reseatrch in traditional musics from around the world.

He has performed, produced and composed works for  the Sydney Opera House, MONA and DARK MOFO, headlined at Woodford Festival, performed at Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin Festivals.

In Europe, tours regularly as a soloist and various projects in UK, Italy, Germany, Austria and Croatia. He has been featured artist at Ars Electronica, Porec Jazz Festival, and many other festivals in Italy, Croatia, Slovenia.

He worked with the London, Vienna, and Berlin Improvisers Orchestras, and is the artistic director of  the Sydney Improvisers Composers Kollektiv Orchestra, the only orchestra of it’s kind in Australia.

Trevor is currently the Artist in Residence for for the Whites Creek Cottage for 2022, offered by the Inner-West Council.

Composition/Sound Design

Mona’s Trees

A work commissioned by the Dark Mofo Feast as part of 2015 Festival. Played in surround sound during the festival. Based on ongoing work exploring psychogeophysicial responses to decades of collected field recordings of Australian soundscapes.

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Trevor Brown – electricbrown@gmail.com

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Trevor Brown CV

Trevor Brown is a freelance composer, sound designer, director, producer and radio presenter who works across several artistic and cultural fields and disciplines and has more than thirty years of professional experience in the international arena.

He studied composition with Andrew Ford, Andrew Shultze and Jonathon Harvery, flute with Prue Page, and later at the Royal College of Music, Lodon.

He works extensively across Australia and tours annually to Europe with a range of solo and collaborative projects.

He is the Artistic Director of the Sydney Improvisers Composers Kollektiv Orchestra and is currently lecturing in Improvisation/Composition  at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, previously lecturing at RMIT where he was also course coordinator of Performance Studies.

In 2022, Trevor curated the sound art program for Cementa Festival, the music program for the Greenway Festival, conducting regional tours with the Sydney Improvisers Composers Kollektiv Orchestra, and received dunding for various musical initiatives across Sydney and NSW.

Highlights, Grants and Awards.


– European Tour July-August  – Tabor Film Fest, London Improvisers Orchestra – Featured artist OOOH Festival of Improvisation, Ragusa, Sicily, RaRa Festival, Improvisation Workshops – Venice.

– Winner Centauri Award – Best International Audio Book – Ear-Movies for “The Great Mantini”

– Cementa Festival – Curator for SOUND ART 2022

– Inner-West Edge Fest – Lillyfield – Curator for Music by the Canal.

– Eastside Festival – Producer Curator – “Cover the Waterfront Festival” – Woolloomooloo

– Banktown Art Center – Commission for Sound Sculpture with Kassandra Bossell

– Artist in Residence at Whites Creek Cottage in Sydney.

– Inner-West Council – ROMP (Rotunda Outdoor Music Project)

Phoenix Central Park – with Synergy/Taikoz – Mediation Marathon

– Sydney Improvisers Composers Kollektiv Orchestra – Collaboration with Synergy and Taikoz – Darling Harbour.

– Grants – City of Sydney  – Playing the City

                                        – Sydney Improvisers Festival Funding

– Inner-West Council – Greenway Environmental Activation Commission and Project Funding – Three week residency collecting field recordings and creating audio visual works.


Inner-West Council – Edge Festival – SICKOfest

Eternity Theatre – Programmer Darlinghurst Nights

Invited to perform solo work DRONESCAPE at Wien Modern (canceled due to Covid)


Wien Modern Festival – Austria – Featured artist.

CreateNSW – Project Funding Sydney Improvisers Composers Kollektiv Orchestra(SICKO) -$40,000

North Sydney Art Prize – Winner – Site Specific Category – $7,500

European Tour – Concerts Markus Stockhausen, Köln,

– 50th Anniversary – The Rencontres de la photographie d’ Arles, France – Composition and Performance   

– Featured artist Dv9nt Festival Belgrade.

– London Improvisers Orchestra

– Skronk Fest – London.

– Sculpture by the Sea with dance/architectural constructionist ensemble KOA Art Collective – Berlin


Australia Council – European Tour – Featured Artist – WIEN Modern, Awai Cultursl Assoc –  Venice Biennale , Ars Electronica (Austria), Kiblix (Slovenia), Dev9nt(Serbia), Porec and Pula Jazz Festivals, Istanbul – Concert/collaboration with Gulsa Erol.

Consultant for European City of Culture 2020, Rijecka, Croatia

Dark MOFO – The Gypsy Dub Sound System

The Now Now Festival – Sydney – Solo Performance of DRONESCAPE

Commission Australian Museum for Binaural tour in Collaboration with University of Frieburg – “Moving Museums”


“Insomnia” with Aerialize – Composer/ Musical Director “Insomnia” Winner Sydney Fringe Prizes for Directors Pick and Best Physical Theatre

Musical Director –  “Sirens”- Darling Harbour

Sydney Festival – The Gypsy Dub SOUnd System.


DARK MOFO – The Gypsy Dub Sound System – Resident band for Festival

MONA FOMA – Commision of multi-channel audio work – “MONA’s Trees”

Canberra National Folk Festival with Waiting for Guinness

Cygnet Festival with Italian duo, I Sognaturi and East Coast tour.

Musical Director – Sedam Dana Stravanja , Croatia.

Trevor has decades of experience in all aspects of culture creation, from designing and producing large budget corporate events to creating artistic projects, tours, events and festivals at  the Sydney Opera House Studio, Art Gallery of NSW, Seymour Centre, Sea Theatre Festival, Performance Space, Eternity Playhouse and Alpha Gallery.

As a performer, composer or musical director he has played every major festival in Australia.

He has composed music for film, dance, circus ,theatre, radio, spoken word and sound installations, including STC, Belvoir St, Bangarra, Dance North, Circus Oz, AGNSW, Australian Museum, MONA, DARK MOFO, ABC and JJJ.

He has worked with several major ensembles in Europe including Markus Stockhausen’s Intuitive Music Orchestra in Köln, he has performed and conducted the London Improvisers Orchestra, and has played with the Vienna and Berlin Improvising Orchestras.

Trevor is also a respected after community project organizer for more than 25 years, was a team leader for Music Outback Foundation, working with remote indigenous communities across NT, SA and NSW, as well as community projects working with disadvantaged and special needs organizations.

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