Featured Composer: Thomas Green
Thomas Green has a reputation in Brisbane (Australia) as a versatile composer whose focus is finding a musical home between many and varied streams, often seamlessly melding classical and contemporary idioms. He is the recipient of various government grants, commissions and is a prize-winner in national composition competitions. He completed his PhD in 2016, and his music has been premiered around Australia and internationally, with performances in Italy, France, Scotland and China in recent years. He has composed and arranged music for The Melbourne Sinfonietta, The Sydney Symphony (with Josh Pyke), The Australian String Quartet, Opera Qld, La Boite Theatre, Plexus (Melbourne), and the Brisbane-based organisations Collusion Music, Trivium Ensemble and Argo. In 2017 he was commissioned by The Queensland Music Festival to write a concerto for Manu Delago and QYO, in 2018 his original dance music for Turbine, a show by Collusion, was toured in Brisbane and Shanghai, and in 2019 he is writing music for Katie Noonan with the Australian String Quartet, for The Glad Tomorrow. He also releases experimental electronic music under the moniker Praxis Axis. He lectures in music theory at the Queensland Conservatorium.