Matthew Hindson : Represented Artist
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Artist website: http://www.hindson.com.au/
Matthew Hindson AM (b. 1968) is one of the most frequently performed and commissioned composers of his generation. His works have been performed by ensembles and orchestras throughout Australia and internationally. He has been the featured composer at national and international festivals, with orchestras, and Musica Viva. Hindson's music has been used for dance by companies such as the Birmingham Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Ballett Schindowski and the Sydney Dance Company.
Hindson's music often displays influences of popular music styles within a classical music context, and, as a result, directness and immediacy are common features in much of his music.
As well as working as a composer, Matthew Hindson is chair of the Composition Unit at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where is an associate professor. He has co-authored a book entitled Music Composition Toolbox, published by Science Press.
From 2004-2010 Hindson was the artistic director of the award-winning Aurora Festival, a festival of contemporary music based in Western Sydney dedicated to the work of living composers. From 2010-2012, he is the Guest Music Curator for the Campbelltown Arts Centre.
In 2006 Hindson was made a member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his contributions to music composition and music education. He is the Chair of the Music Board of the Australia Council for the Arts.
Matthew Hindson — current to August 2011
Awards & Prizes
|2014||Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Instrumental||Finalist||String quartet no.2|
|2009||Classical Music Awards - Orchestral Work of the Year||Finalist||Kalkadungu|
|2006||Order of Australia||Member of the Order||For service to the arts as a leading Australian composer and teacher of music, and through the wide promotion of musical works to new audiences|
|1995||1st International Ladislav Kubik Prize for Composition (Florida State University)||Finalist||Death stench|
|Hey! : for solo snare drum (2020)||Commissioned by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, for its 2020 Snare Drum Award.|
|Heroes : for solo soprano saxophone (2020)||Commissioned by Amy Dickson for her ‘Solo Sessions’ project during the COVID-19 pandemic|
|Electric Rain : for SAB chorus with symphonic wind band (2019)||Commissioned by the NSW Department of Education for the Hunter Wind Ensemble and Hunter Singers|
|Concerto for soprano saxophone and orchestra (saxophone with orchestra) (2019)||Commissioned through the philanthropic support of the TSO Commissioning Circle|
||Nothing is Forever : for string orchestra (2018)||Commissioned by HUSH Music Foundation.|
||Violin Sonata no. 1 : ‘Dark Matter’ (2018)||Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Jane Mathews AO, Peter Lovell and Jan Minchin|
Analysis & Media
- Program note: Matthew Hindson's "Boom box"
- Program note: Matthew Hindso's "In Memoriam"
- Program note: Matthew Hindson's "Speed"
- Article: Dawn of a new world symphony
- Article: Across her bridge of dreams
- Program note: The Rage Within Matthew Hindson (b.1968)
- Video: Rush, for guitar and string quartet
- Video: Rush, for oboe and string quartet
- Video: Barton & Hindson - Kalkadungu