A composer, singer, and sound designer, Patrick Greene (b. 1985) is a "rising star of the composing world" (Boston Classical Review).
Hailed by The New York Times as a composer of “enticing” works, Mr. Greene’s music has been described as “shimmering” (New Music Box), “unearthly” (The New York Times), and constructed with “true musicality” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). Recent engagements include performances by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Boston Musica Viva, the Atlanta Chamber Players, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Skylark Vocal Ensemble, loadbang ensemble, Christopher Houlihan, Laura Usiskin, Transient Canvas, and many others.
His theatrical sound design has been called “disturbingly real” and “memorable” (ArtsImpulse). Recent design projects include the Boston premiere of Cassie Seinuk’s Eyes Shut. Door Open. (Wax Wings Productions) and D.W. Gregory’s Radium Girls (Flat Earth Theatre).
Patrick’s abstractEXTRACTION won the 2010 Rapido! New England Competition (and took the Audience Prize at National Finals in 2011). In 2014, he was Guest Composer at the inaugural Birmingham New Music Festival, and, in 2015, his My Dearest Friend earned a C7Prize. Recently, the St. Botolph Club Foundation selected Patrick for its Emerging Artist Award.
Mr. Greene earned his MM degree in Composition from The Boston Conservatory in May 2010, where he studied with Andy Vores and Dalit Warshaw. He graduated with a BA in Music from Trinity College in 2007, as a student of Gerald Moshell, Douglas Bruce Johnson, and John Rose.
Patrick is a member of the Society for Music Theory, the American Composers’ Forum, CompositionToday.com, and the Society of Composers, Inc. He is also a founding member of the Fifth Floor Collective and the Equilibrium Concert Series.
Outside of music, Patrick works in Development for Oxfam, an international NGO. He also co-hosts the Perfect Organism, Shoulder of Orion, and Just Winging It podcasts.
He lives with his wife and their two sons in Greater Boston, where he proudly serves on his local cultural council.