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

His work blurs the lines between classical, jazz, improvised, new music, sound design and electronic music with a solid grounding in various traditional and folk musics.

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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Quatuor a la fin du sens

Brown/Grigorov/Hunter/Rapp – Quatuor a la fin du sens. Trevor Brown – Saxes/flutes/clarinets Stu Hunter – Piano Veren Grigorov – Violin Mary Rapp – Cello/Double Bass Inspired by the sonorities and structures of Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps, Die Kunst der Fuge and free ranging stylistic improvisation, given a rhythmical injection, this ensemble of heavy-hitters will …

Soireé Sevdah at Woodford

Very excited to take this new project to Woodford folk festival. Nadya Golski –  Vocals Giga Jeleskovic – Guitar/ Vocals Trevor Brown – Clarinet/bass Clarinet John Maddox – Bass / Vocals Sevdah is a traditional Bosnian form of music oozing with luscious Balkan and Turkish melodies and harmonies. We’ll be playing 4 concerts and various stages.  


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Trevor Brown CV

Trevor Brown is a freelance composer, multi-instrumentalist, sound designer, improviser, 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 works extensively within Australia, and tours regularly to Europe with a range of solo and collaborative projects in Italy, Croatia, Austria and Germany.

He is the Artistic Director of the Sydney Improvisers Composers Kollektiv Orchestra and is currently teaching improvisation at the Sydney Conservatorium of music where he is completing a Doctorate.

In his varied career he is a sort after artist, performing across a multitude of situations, classical, jazz, electro-acoustic and traditional musics. He has composed music for film, dance, circus ,theatre, radio and spoken word has had sound installations commissioned for including STC, Belvoir St, Bangarra, Dance North, AGNSW, Australian Museum, MONA, DARK MOFO, ABC and JJJ.

He won the North Sydney Site Specific Art Prize 2019 for his sound installation Echolocation and collaborated with German sculpture/performance group for Sculpture by the Sea 2019.

He has received funding for several projects at the National, State and local levels including OZCO funded European tour 2017, Inner-West Council and City of Sydney funding for projects 2018-2020, and NSW funding for SICKOrchestra for 2019-20.

He was a featured artist at Ars Electonica 2017 in Linz, Kiblix Festival in Slovenia, Porec Jazz Festival, Croatia, and Dev9nt Belgrad, Serbia.

He was a guest artist at the Wien Modern Festival 2018 in the Sicilian festival project RaRa, and was invited to perform his solo work DRONESCAPE at Wien Modern in 2020 (canceled due to Covid)

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 has also musically directed and directed many projects for tours, events and festivals including the Sydney Opera House Studio, Art Gallery of NSW, Seymour Centre, and festivals in Italy, Croatia and UK, and has been curator for the AGNSW, Performance space and Alpha Gallery, running several successful independent concert series including Alpha Waves Series and SICKO.

He is created the sold-out Darlo Underground Series at The Eternity Playhouse theatre and is currently the curating the soundart program for CEMENTA festival 2022.

He has toured extensively at festivals around Australia with bands such as Waiting for Guinness, The Gypsy Dub Sound System, Meta Bass n Breath.

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