Nicholas Brown (GB, 1974) is a composer, performer and researcher based in Dublin. His transdisciplinary practice spans musical performance, interactive installation, digital film-making and electroacoustic improvisation. His work has been widely presented at international festivals such as Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival; BBC Proms (London); Three Choirs Festival (UK); Sonorities (Belfast) and at venues including Lincoln Center (New York); Ishibashi Memorial Hall (Tokyo); the Barbican Centre (London); Concertgebouw Brugge (Belgium); Scenkonstmuseet (Stockholm); and Turner Contemporary (Margate). He has also written two scores for silent films, which have been recorded and released on DVD by the British Film Institute (e.g. Mad Love, BFIVD515).
Recent work includes Chit-chat (2017), an interactive installation for Science Gallery, Dublin; Vanishing Points (2017) for clavichord, mobile phones and live electronics; and Structural Cohesion (2019), a site-specific work for solo singers, choir and live electronics that was recently performed in collaboration with The Royal Conservatoire Antwerp at Concertgebouw Brugge, Belgium. He has published journal articles and book chapters on contemporary music practice in publications such as Organized Sound and Contemporary Music Review.
Nicholas is also active as a performing musician, having conducted his compositions at international venues such as Lincoln Center (New York); The National Gallery (Washington D.C.); London’s Barbican Centre; and performed his work as a pianist at venues including Wigmore Hall and Kings Place, London. He was educated at Oxford University (BA, 1996; DPhil, 2006) and Manhattan School of Music, New York (MM, 1998). Nicholas has held lectureships in music at Oxford University (2002-5); Trinity Laban, London (2007-9); University of East Anglia, Norwich (2009-14); Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (2014-16) and an Ussher Assistant Professorship in Sonic Arts at Trinity College Dublin (2016-21). He is currently an Associate Researcher at the Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium.