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Christopher Sainsbury - Simple Truths (2007)
First video recording of Chris Sainsbury's solo guitar work Simple Truths. Ken Murray has recorded an album of Sainsbury's guitar music and works with guitar for ABC Classics to be released in 2024.
"A chordal-based piece for meditation/reflection. Suitable for steel string guitar, or classical, or electric guitar with effects." Chris Sainsbury
As a composer Christopher Sainsbury explores many inspirations and expressions, and he is passionately interested in the interpretation of his home region of the Central Coast of NSW and Sydney through works. He is of mixed heritage including Irish, English, Dutch and Aboriginal, and this focus on local region stems in part from his Indigenous heritage - being a member of the Dharug peoples of Sydney and surrounds (also commonly known as Eora). Pertaining to Regionalism in music composition, this is when one draws upon motives and images from their local region and reconstitutes them in new ways through creative works that in turn fortify a sense of regional identity. It's 'stuff' is largely to do with the natural and cultural geography of a region. Working as a regionalist composer has resulted in many works, from First Light (Winner of the 2010-11 New England Philharmonic Orchestra Open Call for Scores), and most recently the commissioned piece Singing Stone for Ensemble Three - Joel Brennan, Don Immel and Ken Murray (Faculty of the Melbourne Conservatorium trio).