Tammy Brennan is an Australian artist and independent emerging producer interested in multidisciplinary expressionistic performance making.
Tammy is a trained lyric soprano with repertoire extending multiple music genres that include extended vocal techniques, jazz and cabaret. An accomplished electronic music composer, notable collaborations include Eric Chapus (Endorphin, Sony) on ‘Skin’ which was awarded Best Album in 2000 at the Australian Dance Music Awards; internationally acclaimed Australian fashion designer Akira Isogawa; new-media installation artist Justine Cooper (Australia/New York) and American writer/philosopher/ethnobotanist Terence McKenna.
Brennan has also worked with other prominent Australian music producers such as Oliver Chang (High Highs) and Ash Manning (Tourettes), as well as underground artists 5000 Fingers of Dr.T. She has also released tracks on various independent compilations.
Her music has been licensed for film and television including the Australian feature film ‘Looking for Alibrandi’ and a series of commercials featuring Har Mar Superstar for MTV UK. She has independently produced and released two albums 'Pavo Cristatus’ (contemporary electro-acoustic) and ‘Moodkiller’ (pop-punk burlesque). Brennan also collaborated with south London UK rappers Mic Assassin and Rigga Romez from Elite-Team Entertainment on three Moodkiller tracks, bringing punchy Peckham ryhmes to the mix.
Her solo work also caught the interest of famed UK fashion/fetish photographer Alva Bernadine. Bernadine has used Brennan as a muse for his photography and licensed 'Lonesome Girl' for his documentary 'The Artist as Megalomaniac'. Her portrait graces the cover of his latest book.
Tammy has completed tertiary studies in music, performance and the creative industries at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, City University (UK), London University (UK) and University of Westminster (UK). Her highest qualification is a Masters in Music Business Management (2006). She has also studied north Indian classical music in Rishikesh and Varanasi, India and continues to train regularly as a vocalist and actor/performance maker.
In 2009 Tammy relocated to the Central Australian desert where she has been busy co-producing and managing local performing arts group Cat's Meow Cabaret, as well as writing and developing the first Alice Springs opera. The Cabaret is a performing arts skills development platform that has worked with acclaimed artists and directors Christa Hughes, Derek Ives, Steven Mitchell Wright, Moira Finucane and Jackie Smith.
CONFINED is a multidisciplinary site-specific contemporary operatic work written over a three year per at the Old Gaol, Alice Springs, Central Australia. CONFINED has been funded in stages by the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts NT. To read about the three year research and development of this work, visit the CONFINED BLOG
In 2011 Tammy was mentored as an emerging producer through the Central Australian Producer (CAP) Program, an NT Government Arts initiative managed by Arts NT, Brown's Mart Theatre and Red Hot Arts Central Australia.
Currently she is finishing the album for CONFINED; developing a new Cabaret work 'El Taco, Matador de Tores'; and about to make her Shakespeare debut in 'Antony and Cleopatra', as Octavia.