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Media, Listings

A selection of media or database listings

Limelight magazine article - Indigenous Composers Initiative:

New Waves ABC Podcast program on Sainsbury’s music:

Coast Arts interview – Gosford NSW:

SBS-TV and online article - Indigenous Composers Initiative:

National Library of Australia – a selection of works stemming from Sainsbury’s love of regional, student and community-based music, and his research into Regionalism in contemporary music composition:

An Australian Concert Overture


The Flowergirls

Citation in the worlds leading contemporary guitar book (pub 2014):

Listing in world leading database on contemporary guitar database Sheerpluck (Germany):

Media release by NSW Minister for the Arts Troy Grant on major funding for two new works Civic Melancholy and the Brackish Songs exploring Sainsbury’s Regionalist trajectory (ie; articulating region via new works):

A selection of articles/reviews/presentations/guest lectures/papers and other non-composing contributions over the last 25 years:

Contribution to Resonate (Australian Music Centre industry magazine) online, founder and artistic director Australian Indigenous Composer Initiative, reviewer for Journal of Australian Studies, contributions: to the International Association of Music Libraries conference Canberra, to the Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia (new ed.), to Canberra Writers Festival – a unique presentation with ex-Senator Bob Brown, to the Indigenous focussed Our Music Day Listening to Sydney – Sydney Conservatorium (co-founder), to lectures on Indigenous education at UTS and various VocEd centres. Also a lecture-demonstration for Darwin International Guitar Festival, delivered the 2016 ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) Future Directions in Indigenous Research Lecture, also delivered the inaugural Jimmy Little lecture - School of Music ANU, and more.

Photos of nice moments:

Scar tree composers and Alyssa.jpg

Choreographer Alyssa Casey with regional Central Coast composers for Footmarks: Chris Sainsbury, Ian Munro and John Nottl. The Footmarks show included Scar Tree by Chris. At Sydney Fringe Festival, Eternity Theatre Sydney, 2016.

JoseMaria and Chris.jpg Chris with Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey, Spanish guitarist, kindred spirit and guitarist for Chris' Guitar Concerto at the Darwin International Guitar Festival, 2002.

Scar Tree Recording.jpg

Scar Tree recording session: band Geoff Preece, Glen Donnelly, Rosalie Bourne, Kelly Staines, Chris. What a great session! Hear at Hear Sounds page.

Indigenous Composers dinner.jpg Indigenous Composers dinner with guests (Bunna Laurie in the front, John Davis at right), 2016.

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