Christopher Gordon : Represented Artist
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Christopher Gordon is based in Sydney. He has written three ballet/dance works for choreographer Graeme Murphy: The Hedonists (a.k.a. Seven Deadly Sins) for M.A.D.E, The Happy Prince for The Australian Ballet, Giselle and the Wraith Queen for Universal Ballet Seoul. Other commissions include Lightfall for Horn and Orchestra and Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra (Sydney Symphony), Freefall (Sydney Omega Ensemble), Peace on Earth (Gondwana Voices and Sydney Symphony), works for Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Children's Choir, Tucana Flute Quartet, and a number pieces for choir and orchestra.
Christopher has composed for many of Australia's major
celebrations, including the Opening Ceremonies of the
Commonwealth Games 2006 and the Rugby World Cup Sydney 2003; the
Centenary of Federation of Australia 2001; an orchestral score
for a National Museum of Australia installation; and co-composed
music for the Millennium Eve international telecast. In 2006, he
was commissioned by the Prime Minister of Australia to arrange
the official orchestral version of the Australian national
Christopher Gordon has written a number of scores for film and television, including Bruce Beresford's Ladies in Black and Mao's Last Dancer, Buckley's Chance, June Again, Out of the Shadows, Adoration (a.k.a Adore), Crawl, Daybreakers, the EMMY-nominated score for Salem's Lot, Sanctuary, Moby Dick, Sydney, A Story of a City, On the Beach, When Good Ghouls Go Bad, Much Ado About Something, and Ward 13. He also co-composed the score to Peter Weir's Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. His scores have received wide international acclaim and many Australian Screen Music Awards.
He regularly conducts recording sessions of film and video game scores for international and Australian composers.
In a parallel universe Christopher has been a Councillor at the City of Ryde since 2017.
Christopher Gordon — current to October 2020
Awards & Prizes
|2011||Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Orchestral||Finalist||Lightfall|
|The Happy Prince : ballet||Commissioned by Australian Ballet.|
|Dances from Giselle and the Wraith Queen : orchestra (2018)||Commissioned by Universal Ballet, South Korea|
|Another day : for horn, trombone, tuba & piano (2014)||Commissioned by Sydney International Brass Festival.|
|On reflection (quartets: horn, trombone, tuba, piano) (2013)||Commissioned by Steve Rossé and the Sydney International Brass Festival|
|Look Away : for ophicleide (2013)||Commissioned by Nick Byrne.|
|Dust : for multiple harps (2012)||Commissioned by Sydney Chamber Choir.|