Andrée Greenwell works diversely across mainstream and experimental platforms within the Australian performing arts, screen arts, and radio. Her catalogue of around 100 scores includes credits for Australia’s leading performing arts organisations including Sydney Theatre Company, Symphony Australia, Australian Dance Theatre, Bell Shakespeare, Belvoir and Queensland Music Festival.
As artistic director and composer of Green Room Music (GRM), her capacity to create independent music theatre and multidisciplinary works in Australia, through which she rigorously explores challenging themes concerning a female experience, is unmatched. She is the 2017 recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts Music Fellowship.
Her collaboration with write Hilary Bell 'Arrows I,II' was a program standout as part of Decibel's commissioned concert After Julia, performed in the presence of the former prime minister at the ABC Studios Ultimo in 2014, and at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA, 2015.
She was commissioned by Queensland Music Festival artistic director Deborah Conway to share composition and music direction with David Bridie for Behind the Cane, involving over 100 artists from the community of Bowen. Over 8,000 people saw this work performed by the shores of Bowen, telling the little known story of the South Sea Islanders of North Queensland.
Andrée is currently developing a new audio broadcast work Listen to Me in response to the crisis of violence against women, involving 8 Australian writers and diverse musicians, to be completed in early 2018. Listen to Me is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and Musica Viva.
Select awards and achievements:
Awarded the 2017 Australia Council for the Arts Music Fellowship, for works to be made in 2018-19;
Honorary Post Doctoral Fellow, UoW, 2015;
Green Room Award 'Best Score' for Venus and Adonis, 2008 (Bell Shakespeare/Malthouse);
Best Post-Graduate Composition, Fellowship of Australian Composers, 2006;
NSW Women in Arts Fellowship 2003;
AETT traveling scholar 2002;
Artist residence, Chateau de La Napoule, France, 2002.
As delegate/panelist: ISCM World Music Days 2000; Visionlines, Aarhus, 1998; ITI Music Theatre Workshop, Munich, 2004; Board and Programming Committee Member, 2nd Women Composers Festival, Malthouse, Melbourne, 1993.