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Christopher Gordon

Christopher Gordon is a composer based in Sydney. His recent concert commissions include Lightfall for Horn and Orchestra and Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), Freefall (Sydney Omega Ensemble), Chaconne (Australian Chamber Orchestra), Loose Canon (Tucana Flute Quartet), Night Is What Remains, Peace On Earth and a number works for choir and orchestra including pieces for Gondwana Voices and Sydney Children’s Choir.


Gordon 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 official celebration of 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 version of the Australian National Anthem. In 2001 he received the Centenary Medal for Contribution Made to Australian Society.

Christopher Gordon has written scores for film and television, including Adoration, Mao’s Last Dancer, Daybreakers, Crawl, 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 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. His scores have received wide international acclaim, won an AFI award, 16 Australian Screen Music Awards with a further 10 nominations, and a number of other awards.