Featured Composer: Thomas Green


Thomas Green has a reputation in Brisbane as a versatile composer whose focus is finding a musical home between many and varied streams, such as 'pop' and 'classical,' acoustic and electronic, concerts and records, and even 'serious' and 'fun'.

He is the recipient of various government grants, commissions, is a prizewinner in national composition competitions, and has traveled internationally to pursue his interest in modern music.

Tom regularly performs as a member of the Brisbane group Boss Fight, a band dedicated to live recreations of iconic videogame music.

Tom's music is regularly premiered around Australia and internationally. Recent performances include a saxophone concerto with the Strasbourg Philharmonic and the Melbourne Metropolitan, new works for PLEXUS and Continuum Sax as part of the NERVOUS Collaboratorium with sculptor Heather B Swann at the National Gallery of Australia, and arrangements of Josh Pyke’s music for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.  Tomhas been involved with and composed music for a number of groups in Brisbane (and more broadly) pioneering new music; these include The Australian String Quartet and Collusion Music. His musical alter ego Praxis Axis is used for Tom’s creation of electronic music and sound design, and a preoccupation with found sounds.  

Presently Tom works at home in his composition studio completing a PhD in composition, under Robert Davidson at UQ, as well as freelance jobs for local artists.  Tom teaches music and production at various institutions including UQ, the Queensland Conservatorium and Brisbane JMC Academy.

Thomas Green's music was premiered by PLEXUS alongside various collaborative musicians as part of NERVOUS: A Collaboratorium on 3–4 September 2016, featuring the sculptures of Heather B Swann, at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.