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Welcome!... so what will you find here?

Well.. you've come to the website of the Australian musician Sean Foran... that's me :) I'm a pianist/composer/educator and researcher based in Brisbane, Australia. There's a bunch of info and music from the various groups I'm in here, plus news on my research projects and other goings on... jump on the mailing list to keep up to date. Thanks for stopping by!  

new music


January 14, 2016

I had the pleasure of working with Andrew Brown and Toby Gifford on their generative software project last year. I spent a series of weeks working on preparing for a solo improvised performance where I would interact with a computer program that would listen to me. The...

October 25, 2015

It's out! My album with the wonderful Kristin Berardi & Rafael Karlen.

Available as CD, LP, Digital and the lush score book. Nice.

Have a listen here





August 20, 2015

I'm on tour with Berardi/Foran/Karlen later this year, we're launching our album "Hope in My Pocket". You can catch the trio around the country at:


Noosa Jazz Festival – Sept 4-6

Canberra – Floriade Festival – Sept 19

Brisbane – The Old Museum – Oct 24


July 31, 2015

 The title track from the upcoming Berardi/Foran/Karlen album - "Hope in my pocket", live at the Brisbane Jazz Festival 2015.


I'm pretty excited to get this album out and tour it around Australia (east coast) in Sept/Oct.....Rafael and Kristin are wonderful musicians a...

June 14, 2015

My new trio featuring the wonderful Kristin Berardi (vox) and Rafael Karlen (sax) is up and running. We've performed at the Brisbane and Canberra Jazz festivals this month, plus tracked an album of brand new music. 

The album features material inspired by the contents o...

March 26, 2015

I'm lucky enought to be writing some brand new arrangements for Trichotomy + QSO for the QSO Current festival in May. The show features the trio + an 11 piece orchestra, and live visuals by Andrew Gibbs. Should be AMAZING!

Details here:


February 27, 2015

In 2014 Trichotomy collaborated with Southern Cross Soloists for a show at the Bangalow Chamber Music Festival. I was commissioned by SxS to write a new work for the concert, "The Odd Couple". 

Julian Lawrence produced this excellent mini doco on the developement of t...

November 12, 2014

A new work which I've written as part of my Arts Queensland Professional Development project in 2014. It was excellent spending time with Julian Arguelles having him tour Australia as guest artist with Trichotomy. This work will appear on a new recording that I'll be p...

September 17, 2014

So much fun at the Takatusuki Jazz Festival recently... here's a little



September 17, 2014

Some great footage Trichotomy performing "Frame of Reference", my work for the Brisbane International Jazz Festival, QLD week composer commissions.

It's also been written for a recording that I'll be doing with a new band early in 2015 featuring Julian and some other fa...

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