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Peter Farnan

Peter is a songwriter, guitarist, producer, composer and a songwrting lecturer in the Bachelor of Music Industry. He is in rock band Boom Crash Opera.

Peter has also co-written and/or produced a number of successful pop and rock records for other artists, including d. rogersThe SharpRachael Kane and Crying In Public Places. As a guitarist and keyboard player he has performed with artists such as Deborah Conway and Mark Seymour.

In 2011 Peter was Musical Director and sound designer for the Black Swan/Belvoir Company B production of the Sapphires at the Barbican Centre in London. He also worked on the Belvoir Company B and MTC versions of The Sapphires in 2004-5. In 2010 he created the score for David Williamson’s Let The Sunshine for QTC. For MTC his scores have included RockabyeMoonlight and MagnoliasAll My SonsThe Clean HouseRay's TempestTake Me OutThree Days Of RainCheechBoy Gets Girl and Hitchcock Blonde (the latter two receiving Green Room nominations).

He has been a prominent lobbyist and agitator for musician’s copyright. He was artist’s representative on the board of the PPCA in the 1990s and was a board member of the Arts Industry Council in 2006.

He is currently completing a Masters at VCAM with a research focus on songwriting.

Job Title

Lecturer, Music Industry - Higher Education


Creative Arts