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Amanda Brown is an award winning screen composer, an internationally successful performer and songwriter, and a board member of music copyright society APRA-AMCOS. In conversation with City Recital Hall board member Paul Mason, Amanda will talk about her creative practice, including her career with beloved Australian band The Go Betweens, as well as how the music sector has changed over the course of her career and the impacts of those changes on the individual artist.

Following the conversation, Amanda will be joined for a rare short performance by a special guest musician.

This event is held in the City Recital Hall ground level foyer and bar. Seating is arranged in a cocktail/lounge style and is general admission. The bar is open from 5pm.

Supported by Young Henrys


  • Amanda Brown has been composing music for the screen since graduating from AFTRS in 2000. She has written the scores for several feature films including Babyteeth, Kairos, The Family, UnIndian, Son of a Lion and Look Both Ways. She has a long list of television music credits, most recently the six part drama series The Secrets She Keeps for Channel 10 and Lingo Pictures.

    In 2019 Amanda won the Soundtrack Stars Critics Award in Venice for Babyteeth. She has released multiple soundtrack albums in addition to an extensive discography of work with a range of artists including silverchair, The Vines, Youth Group and The Church.

    Amanda has also had a career as a multi-instrumentalist in several bands. She was a member of The Go-Betweens and has worked with artists including R.E.M, The Apartments and Toni Collette. In 2020 Amanda and Jodi Phillis’ orchestral score for Encounter with FORM Dance and Fling! Physical Theatre was performed by the WSYO at Parramatta for the Sydney Festival.

    Amanda is a writer director board member and screen music ambassador for APRA, the Australian Performing Rights Association.

    Guest musicians

    David Lane
    Piano and harmony vocals
    Damien Lane
    Electric guitar