About

Briony is a strings specialist who is focused on creative collaboration. She uses multifaceted skills to work across roles, contexts, and genres. She is a musician, educator, and has a PhD in string arranging for recorded popular music.

A classically trained cellist who developed a passion for audio engineering and math rock at university, Briony employs diverse expertise and experience in every collaboration. She has extensive experience in both live and recorded contexts working as a performer, writer, producer, and consultant. Briony currently collaborates with indie chamber ensemble Nonsemble as cellist, arranger, and strings advisor. Previous regular collaborations include Mr. Maps and Tara Simmons, but Briony has also worked with a range of artists in genres from folk jazz to noise.

Briony has been a tertiary music educator since 2007 and is passionate about crafting educational experiences that use transdisciplinary perspectives and locate music making practices in their historical, socio­cultural, and technological contexts.

Briony is committed to sustainability, the environment, and championing LGBTIQA+ rights.

Qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy (Music) A cultural semantics of string arrangement for recorded Popular music: A model for analysis and practice. 2017 QUT, Australia

Bachelor of Music (Honours) – First Class String arrangements and analytical models. 2013 QUT, Australia

Bachelor of Music – with Distinction Majoring in production and composition. 2007 QUT, Australia