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Pyre Cantata Wallets

Now available for 2015, Pyre Cantata Wallets! They are made of Tyvek, are extremely durable, and super lightweight and thin! Plus they look great! More updates on the show coming very soon.


Piano Bar

A wildly successful and fulfilling workshop comes to a close, but there is much more in the works for this one. Can’t wait to continue this important piece with this wonderful group of collaborators.


‘Piano Bar’ at The Duplex

Tonight is the final night to catch our first set of workshops for PIANO BAR, a new musical collaboration between writer/composer/theater-maker extraordinaire, Elizabeth Swados and myself. Piano Bar is an insightful, timely new piece about gentrification and the disappearance of performance spaces and communities from New York City. Our final performance is TONIGHT at the Duplex in the West Village at 6:30 PM.

Come join the music!


In Rehearsal: “Piano Bar”, by Elizabeth Swados

Have the privilege of arranging, MD’ing, and performing in Liz Swados’ newest piece “Piano Bar”. In rehearsal with some excellent actors and singers. Working on a trio with Broadway’s Luke Marinkovich (Bridges of Madison County) and Kiah Victoria (Lion King) in this one! Great cast, and it’s been a blast putting this music together. Excited to get it up on it’s feet!


Sold Out Run + Photos!

A huge thank you to everyone who gave us a sold out run of Pyre Cantata at HERE Arts.  If you couldn’t make the show, no worries. We are not going anywhere! In the meantime, check out some BEAUTIFUL production photos by Bailey Carr, at her website:


“Miyashita Park” – Tokyo Perspective

A piece I wrote for clarinet and piano was played at BargeMusic last night by master instrumentalists Thomas Piercy and Noritaka Ito. It was an honor to be in the company of such great musicians, and I’m looking forward to expanding the piece further.

Pictured here are Peri Mauer, Gene Pritsker, David Wolfson, and myself, the four American composers whose works were featured as part of this series.


Cassandra: The Musical at Proctor’s Theater

Just returned from a trip to Schenectady, New York with an extremely talented cast of singers. Direction by Travis Greisler and Music Supervision by Andre Catrini.

Kiah Victoria talks PYRE CANTATA

Kiah speaks eloquently about our show and her budding career! Check it out!

“Pyre Cantata” Trailer, HERE Arts September 4-7


Pyre Cantata Rehearsal

Pyre Cantata has an Instagram!

Check out all of the amazing work going on in rehearsal by following PYRECANTATA on Instagram! We are thrilled to show this KILLER piece with everyone during the first week of September. Get your tickets, below!


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Pyre Cantata Website and Performance Dates

PYRE CANTATA now has a website! You can find all of the most updated information about tickets, our stellar cast and production team, as well as some brand new photos and video we will be releasing soon. After our first sing through of the piece two nights ago, I can say without reservation that this show is a must-see, and not to be missed!

Get your tickets soon because it WILL be too late. We absolutely can not wait to share this one with you.


Tokyo to New York Concert, BargeMusic

My piece, “Miyashita Park”, a duet for clarinet and piano will be performed on September 19th on a BARGE concert space that overlooks Manhattan. The piece is being performed by accomplished instrumentalist and music director, Thomas Piercy, and I’m very much looking forward to hearing the premiers of other composers. More information about BargeMusic, Tonada Productions, and tickets can be found at the link below. The program looks very promising!



Exciting news! PYRE CANTATA will be visiting HERE Arts Center this September for a four-show run. Lots of good music coming your way! More info soon!

Motown Cover at the Bitter End

We will be reprising this number at 7pm on July 10th in the bandshell at Central Park, along with some other great tunes. Come check us out!


A FABLE, at Cherry Lane Theater

Very excited to begin previews of A FABLE, which runs at the Cherry Lane Theater until June 28th! Come hear some of my arrangements on the addicting melodies of Liz Swados! Off-Broadway musical directing debut!


The Music of Elizabeth Swados

I am so excited to be musically directing A FABLE, featuring the music of Elizabeth Swados, in tandem with the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Here are some shots from our first rehearsal!

Field of the Yellow Flower Girl

Check out my first ever children’s story, which I wrote and underscored. It was written as a part of my residency with ForwardFlux, regarding Citizenship. It features the voices of Emma Tattenbaum-Fine, Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld, and Aaron Farenbach-Brateman. With illustrations by Artem Kreimer. Hoping to make a small series of these. Please let me know your thoughts; would love your feedback!


New Residency

I will be taking part in a month long residency developing work alongside other artists. Collaborate:Create brings artists of various disciplines together to facilitate “cross-pollinated” work, of sorts. This session’s theme is “Citizenship”. Tickets are only ten dollars and can be purchased at the link below. Very excited about this one! Showing is March 16th at 7:30pm at TheaterLab.


Ray Charles at the Bitter End

Trevor performs the music of Ray Charles at the Bitter End in the West Village with a slew of multi-talented musicians. Horn players, singers, and big band musicians packed this venue in order to raise money for Food for Life at Tompkins Square Park. It was an incredible night of music and truly inspiring to be part of and surrounded by such talent.

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The Lobotomist Trevor Bachman

Frontal Lobotomies! Opera-Theater!

I recently completed my first collaboration with playwright and librettist, Dylan Lamb. We completed a 5-song set from our new opera-theater piece based on the life of Walter Freeman, father of the frontal lobotomy. The project is an endeavor with the up and coming downtown theater company, Built4Collapse, and we are very excited to move forward with it!

Pyre Cantata

PYRE CANTATA workshop at The Bushwick Starr

After two long years, my newest incarnation of PYRE CANTATA is going to be shown to the public! Over the last nine months I have been developing this piece with some talented actor/singers and enormously thoughtful collaborators at Fresh Ground Pepper. I am so excited to send my child out into the world for the first time! Antigone lives on!

Coromandel at HERE Arts Center


Thrilled to bring my next attempt at Coromandel to HERE Arts Center with some fun new twists. These pieces take on a life of their own and develop in surprising new ways with each performance. Be sure to check out the latest!

COROMANDEL takes on HERE Arts Center

Trevor Bachman Songs of a Brave Soldier

Playbill: Trevor Bachman at Joe’s Pub!

Remy Zaken, F. Michael Haynie and More Set for Trevor Bachman: Songs of a Brave Soldier at Joe’s Pub

Photo by Sasha Aleksandra Arutyunova

Coromandel Trevor Bachman

COROMANDEL to play Hot Festival

Trevor Bachman’s Coromandel to play Hot Festival at Dixon Place

Table and Chair Take the Air

Review of “Table and Chair Take the Air”

A beautiful review of my ten minute musical, Table and Chair Take the Air.

“The genre of music theatre has met its redeemer, and his name is Trevor Bachman. A young composer as well as music director and performer, Bachman eschews cookie cutter song structure for a uniquely fresh sound. Yet the novelty of Bachman’s sound is achieved sans highly intellectual abstraction. The result: an inescapably visceral body of work that prefers genuine storytelling to empty belter ballads …Continue Reading

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