Tom Backhaus

Composer

Tom is a composer, sound designer and producer. He is best known as a theatre sound designer. Some of his credits include The Feather in The Web (Red Stitch), Astroman (Melbourne Theatre Company), The Temple, The Importance of Being Earnest (Malthouse), and my sister feather (VIMH). Tom is also the producer of award-winning drag comedy duo Dazza and Keif.

Biography

Tom is a freelance composer, sound designer and producer. A Music Technology graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Tom draws upon his detailed understanding of music production, melding prerecorded music and sound with live instrumentation to create dynamic and reactive scores. Some of his credits include The Feather in The Web (Red Stitch), Astroman (Melbourne Theatre Company), The Temple, The Importance of Being Earnest (Malthouse Theatre), and my sister feather (VIMH). As a producer Tom is best known for his work with drag comedy group Dazza and Keif. He has presented their debut work Dazza and Keif Go Viral in Adelaide, Sydney, and Melbourne where he was awarded Best Emerging Producer at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. In 2019 he presented their follow up Dazza and Keif Go Viral in Space with Ya Mum at the Melbourne Fringe Festival along with a site specific contemporary dance piece Dark Points.

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