Nicholas Brown (GB, 1974-) is an artist-composer, performer and writer based in Dublin. His interdisciplinary practice spans live performance, interactive installation, digital film, electroacoustic improvisation and handmade books. He has also written scores for silent films, which have been recorded and released on DVD by the British Film Institute (e.g. Mad Love, BFIVD515). His current work explores theoretical issues in the physical and social sciences and uses web audio for the mediation of sonic experience via mobile devices. Recent projects include Chit-chat (2017), an interactive installation for Science Gallery, Dublin that transforms a visitor's vocalisation into birdsong (currently on tour at Scenkonstmuseet, Stockholm); Vanishing Points (2017) for clavichord, mobile phones and live electronics; and The Undulatory Theory of Light (2018), an installation-performance that investigates wave motion through interrelations between light, sound and water. As a writer, he has published articles on issues in contemporary art/music in journals such as Organized Sound and Contemporary Music Review and has recently written on contemporary electroacoustic composition and silent film in Music and Sound in Silent Film (Routledge, 2018). Nicholas Brown holds the post of Ussher Assistant Professor in Sonic Arts at Trinity College Dublin and is an Associate Researcher at the Orpheus Institute, Ghent.
His work has been presented internationally at festivals, music venues and galleries such as:
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival;
Haarlem Koorbiënnale (NL);
Lincoln Center (NY);
Kings Place (London);
Science Gallery (Dublin);
Turner Contemporary (Margate);
Louise Blouin Foundation (Notting Hill).