Stuart Greenbaum

Associate Professor and Head of Composition, University of Melbourne

With a catalogue of over 170 works written for the concert stage, Stuart Greenbaum’s music is heard regularly in Australia and abroad.

Having studied composition with Broadstock and Conyngham at the University of Melbourne, Greenbaum now holds a position in the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music as Associate Professor and Head of Composition.

The Stuart Greenbaum sound has overt connections to jazz, pop and minimalism but goes beyond these important influences.

"I often conceive of music in terms of journeys, but I also believe that music should be appreciable as pure, abstract sound in time. Either way, my music aims to evoke an atmosphere apart from the routine of modern life.

I believe in the need to cultivate space in a world increasingly filled with commercialism, light and noise pollution and 24/7 thinking. At times, I think we lose a sense of wonderment at our earthly surrounds.

Therefore, when I write, I seek an experience in sound to take me beyond mundane imperatives."

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor and Head of Composition at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne