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 he has been commissioned and programmed by and worked with a long list of Australian, UK and international organisations including: Sydney Opera House Trust, Opera Australia, Pilobolus (USA), London Sinfonietta, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Festival, Big Day Out Festival, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, SBS Australia, BMW and Porsche.

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

Drew is an Associate Professor 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.


2019 Best Production, Event Marketing Awards Asia for FreemanXP, Porsche Experience Centre Launch
2017 Best Event – Production, SEA Marketing Awards for FreemanXP, BMW Asia
2016 Winner, Best Digital Radio Format, Australian Commercial Radio Awards for Kinderling Kids Radio
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)

2005 Winner, Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance, Australian Dance Awards for The Nun’s Picnic/The Nun’s Night Out (composer)

2005 Winner, Outstanding Achievement in Choreography, Australian Dance Awards for In The Dark (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)