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Christopher Gordon : Represented Artist

Random Audio Sample: Crawl : orchestra by Christopher Gordon, from the CD Crawl ; Ward 13

Photo of Christopher Gordon

Photo: Clare Oliver

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 anthem.

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.

Christopher Gordon — current to March 2022

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for
2021 AACTA Industry Awards Winner Best Original Score in Film
2018 FCCA Awards Winner Ladies In Black
2011 Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Orchestral Finalist Lightfall

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
The Happy Prince : ballet Commissioned by Australian Ballet.
Digital sheet music sample Paragon : a ballet in one act (2022) Paragon was commissioned and first produced by The Australian Ballet, Artistic Director David Hallberg, for a ballet of the same name, choreographed by Alice Topp
Digital sheet music sample 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.
Digital sheet music sample On reflection (quartets: horn, trombone, tuba, piano) (2013) Commissioned by Steve Rossé and the Sydney International Brass Festival
Digital sheet music sample Look Away : for ophicleide (2013) Commissioned by Nick Byrne.