Trevor Bachman


Trevor Bachman is a New York City based composer, musical director, and vocalist. Best known for his use of the human voice's extremes, his pieces fuse classic traditions of opera with storytelling practices of the modern theatre. "Bachman has an acute understanding of the human voice and its boundaries, its possibilities, and the different character inherent in each of its registers...The resulting sound, so raw and desperate, sends a physical chill through the body" - Not Your Average Downtown Blog, 2013.

   Original musicals: PYRE CANTATA (HERE / Bushwick Starr / Fresh Ground Pepper), In Real Life: A Slenderman Musical (Theatre for a New Audience), Coromandel (Phoenix Artist Club, London, UK / HERE), The Lobotomist: an Opera (Ars Nova), CROATOAN: An American Horror Opera (In development with Barn Arts Collective), as well as numerous children's musicals.

   UPCOMING: Chasing Fear, book by Blake McCarty, and Deus Ex Libris, book and lyrics by Dylan Lamb.

   A frequent collaborator of the late director, composer, and theatre visionary Elizabeth Swados. Together, they co-authored Piano Bar, an elegy to gentrification, which is slated to debut next year.

   He has arranged, orchestrated, and musically directed world premieres of The Nomad (The Flea, 2015), A Fable (Rattlestick/Cherry Lane Theatre, 2014), Times Square (The Public Theatre/The Civilians), The Golem (Abe Burrows, 2015), Playing Hot (Pipeline), and The Reality Show (Abu Dhabi, 2012). His work on The Nomad is described as "vocally and musically rich" by The New York Times (2015).

   His music and lyrics have been heard in concert at Symphony Space, Joe's Pub, The Cutting Room, Barge Music, The Daryl Roth Theatre, 54 Below, The Ars Nova Loft, The Laurie Beechman, The Davenport Theatre, Rockwood Music Hall, and countless venues around New York City.

   International: Miyashita Park (Tokyo, Japan), Coromandel (London, UK), The RealAD Show (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

   Trevor has worked with hundreds of young people to create and perform original scores based on their unique stories. He is a resident composer and teaching artist with Queens Theatre, Brooklyn Children's Theatre, iTheatrics, and The Story Pirates.

   Musical Director and field instructor at NYU Tisch, Baruch College, and Brooklyn College.

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