Christopher Gordon (composer)

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Christopher Gordon is an English born Australian composer and politician best known for his film scores, but has also received major classical commissions.[1] Major film scores include Mao's Last Dancer, Master and Commander and On the Beach.[2]

In 2017 he was elected as councillor on City of Ryde for the Greens and chosen as deputy mayor.


Awards[edit]

Gordon has won significant awards for composition, both in Australia and abroad.[3]

Film Music Awards[edit]

  • 2005 – Primetime Emmy Nomination
    • Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)[4]

for: 'Salem's Lot (2004) (TV). Shared with: Lisa Gerrard[3]

  • 2004 – ASCAP Award
    • Top Box Office Films for: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003). Shared with: Iva Davies and Richard Tognetti
  • 2001 – Australian Screen Music Award
    • Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie for: When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001) (TV).
  • 2000 – Australian Screen Music Award
    • Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie for: On the Beach (2000) (TV).
    • Best Original Title Theme for a Series, Serial or Mini-Series for: On the Beach (2000) (TV).
    • Best Soundtrack Album for: On the Beach (2000) (TV).
  • 2009 – AFI Award
  • 1999 – APRA Music Awards
    • Best TV Theme for: "Moby Dick" (1998)[5]

Film Scores[edit]