Sean Van Doornum | Biography

Seán began playing the Guitar at 8 years old, and in 2007 Seán graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Composition. Seán has been the recipient of several awards including 2nd place in the 2006/2007 Allan Zavod Jazz/Classical Composition Award, the ArtStart Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts and was a finalist in the 2011 APRA Professional Development Award.

In 2011 Seán composed the original score for the Australian premiere of The Libertine (Stephen Jefrey) through Sport For Jove Theatre Company.

In 2012, Seán moved to NYC where he worked at Atlantic Sound Studios, and also composed for several theatre productions such as Alice In Teresa's Land (Lupe Gehrenbeck), which premiered at The Producer's Club in NYC. During this time Sean was fortunate enough to work, record and perform with musicians such as Shahzad Ismaily (Elvis Costello, Yoko Ono, Laurie Anderson), Michael League (Snarky Puppy) and Ches Smith (Marc Ribot, John Zorn), and also performed with his band eüsh at renowned NYC venues such as Joe's Pub, Pianos, Bowery Electric, Rockwood Music Hall and Spike Hill.

Earlier in 2015, Seán was invited to attend the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop at NYU, and he composed for an IMAX feature film entitled The Earth Wins. In 2016 Seán worked as Music Supervisor for the Australian Theatre Company’s award-winning production of Speaking In Tongues (Andrew Bovell) at The Matrix Theatre in Hollywood, California. In 2017 Seán composed the music and created Sound Design for “The Incredible Here And Now’ (Felicity Castagna) directed by Wayne Harrison and also composed for a production of DNA (Dennis Kelly) as part of Sydney Fringe Festival.

Seán has a number of theatre and film productions, tours and gigs coming up in 2018, as well as recording and touring the 3rd album for his band, eüsh.
 

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