Associate Researcher

Nicholas Brown is a composer, performer and writer, who creates musical works using a variety of time-based media and writes about theoretical issues in contemporary music practice. He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford and Manhattan School of Music, New York, where he studied composition with American composer, Ned Rorem. Nicholas's recent work includes a lecture-performance project, On the Generation of Sounds that premiered at the 2015 Cambridge Festival of Ideas, UK, based on the writings of thirteenth-century English philosopher, Robert Grosseteste. He has also written an extensive body of concert and film music, including two scores for silent films, which have been commercially released on DVD by the British Film Institute. Nicholas's music has featured in international festivals such as Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the BBC Promenade Concerts, Haarlem Koorbiennale (NL), the Three Choirs Festival and the UK-with-NY festival in New York. As a writer, he has published articles on the philosophy of music, particularly theories of music & embodiment, and given talks and lectures on the value of artistic expression in the context of daily life. He currently holds the post of Ussher Assistant Professor in Sonic Arts at Trinity College Dublin.

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