About

Drew Crawford is a UK-based Australian composer, producer, sound-designer, songwriter and educator. His work spans opera, theatre, dance, pop, 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.

Current projects include new spatialised site-specific works for live musicians and electronics, and electronic dance-pop music under the name both/and.

Drew is a Lecturer in Composition in the Department of Music at the University of Southampton. Graduating in 1995 from Sydney University with First Class Honours & the University Medal for Music, and awarded his PhD in composition in 2006,  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. Since relocating to the UK in 2016, Drew taught at City University of London before taking up his position at Southampton.

For scores and recordings, please visit the Australian Music Centre website.

A list of selected work since 1997 is available here.

Awards

2016 Winner, Best Digital Radio Format, Australian Commercial Radio Awards for Kinderling Kids Radio (sonic branding: Drew Crawford)
2013 Finalist, Best Television Theme, APRA Screen Music Awards, for The Checkout
2008 Winner, ABC Classic FM’s Orpheus Remix Awards, for Black Orpheus/Little Richard in the Underworld
2007 Winner, Best Dance Film, Australian Dance Awards for Nun’s Night Out (composer)
2002 Winner, Dendy Award for Best Documentary, Sydney Film Festival for Troubled Waters (composer)
1994 Winner, Sarah Theresa Mackinson Prize for Composition (USyd); University Medal for Music (USyd)