Nicholas Brown (GB, 1974) is an artist-composer, performer and writer. He creates musical works using a variety of time-based media, which are often presented through hybrid forms of performance/installation. His creative work has been presented at international festivals and venues such as the BBC Proms; Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival; Science Gallery, Dublin; Turner Contemporary, Margate; Cambridge Festival of Ideas (UK); Sonorities, Belfast; Haarlem Koorbiennale (NL); and the Three Choirs Festival (UK). As a performer he has conducted his music at venues including Lincoln Center, New York, The National Gallery, Washington D.C. & London’s Barbican Centre and performed as a pianist at venues including Wigmore Hall and Kings Place in London. As a writer, he has published articles on issues in the philosophy of music in contemporary practice, especially the use of digital technologies in computer-mediated composition.
Nicholas Brown was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford University and Manhattan School of Music, New York, where he studied composition with American composer, Ned Rorem. He has previously held lectureships in music at St Catherine’s College, Oxford University; Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, London; the University of East Anglia, Norwich and served as Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of Performance Studies and at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Nicholas currently holds the post of Ussher Assistant Professor of Sonic Arts at Trinity College, Dublin and is an Associate Researcher at the Orpheus Institute, Ghent.