Visiting lecturer in the Department of Music
Drew Crawford is an award-winning composer, producer, sound-designer, songwriter and educator. His work spans opera, theatre, dance, pop, electronica, cabaret, installation & sound design, radio, tv, film, the concert hall, and digital platforms.
Drew’s diverse output has been performed across Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia, and has been commissioned & presented by some of Australia’s leading performing arts organisations, including the Sydney Opera House Trust, Sydney Festival, Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Company B Belvoir St Theatre, Bell Shakespeare Company, The Song Company, Mardi Gras Arts Festival, ABC Classic FM, Big Day Out, and the Performance Space. His sonic branding package for Kinderling Kids Radio helped this creative, fledgling station win Best Digital Radio Format at the 2016 Australian Commercial Radio Awards; and of his recent collaborations with drum'n'bass producer Royalston, the track Blight Mamba was licensed for use in the video games Need for Speed 2015 & Forza Horizon 3.
Graduating in 1995 from Sydney University with First Class Honours & the University Medal for Music, and awarded his PhD in composition in 2005, for ten years Drew taught Composition and Music Production at the Australian Institute of Music and was involved in course design as well as delivery at both Undergraduate and Graduate levels.
Relocating to the UK in 2016, Drew continues to work as a freelance composer, producer and sound designer as well as developing several independent electronic projects and music theatre works.
Chief research interests include technologically-mediated composition; the multimedia nature of all musical experience; history, text and verbatim theatre; and modes of creativity in music-making practice.
Find out more at Drew's website