Heath Brown

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Heath Brown

Associate Lecturer in Music Technology
Music | School of Creative Arts and Media

Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 7339 (phone)

Heath Brown is an Australian composer with a strong focus on collaborative projects. He is an Associate Lecturer in Music Technology in the Conservatorium of Music.


Heath's work ranges from film and TV to performing arts and installation. He has written scores for four feature films (Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla, 41, The Comet Kids and El Monstro Del Mar!) and over 40 shorts, with his film work having been recognised throughout the world with a number of awards for original music composition, including the award for Best Original Score at the 2012 Maverick Movie Awards for his score to 41. He also composed the score for the multi-award winning web series Noirhouse (funded by Screen Australia, Screen Tasmania and the ABC), the ABC documentary series Bespoke and season 2 of the Shaun Micallef comedy The ExPM.

In 2015 Heath collaborated with Aly Rae Patmore in composing a performance-based musical element for Patricia Piccinini and Peter Hennessey's large scale installation The Shadow's Calling at Detached and presented as part of DarkMOFO 2015.

Heath has written extensively for the theatre, notably for Terrapin Puppet Theatre (Red Racing HoodBig BabyThe Waltzing Tree, The Riddle of Washpool Gully) and Tasmanian Theatre Co. (Sex With StrangersBorn From AnimalsThe Boy With the Longest ShadowPoxed).

His work has appeared in a number of arts festivals including Ten Days on the Island (Poxed, Babel) and DarkMOFO (The Geometry of Innocent Flesh on the Bone – a collaborative installation work with Oscar Ferreiro, Radio Gothic) and The Tasmanian International Arts Festival (Radio Gothic).

Heath has also written music for television and radio commercials, winning a number awards for original music and sound design.

Heath holds a BA (Philosophy) and BMus (Composition) from the University of Tasmania.