Matthew Hindson

(1968 - )


Matthew Hindson (b. Wollongong, Australia, 1968) is an extraordinarily diverse composer, drawing on a wide range of influences, incorporating classical and more experimental electronic influences within his music, leading to an innovative style of classical music with a unique mix of both subtlety and sudden exuberance.  His works have been performed by all major Australian orchestras, and have now found a global audience too, only helped by Hindson’s expansion into other related markets – his music has an innate ability to be adapted for dance for instance. As such, the Sydney Dance Company successfully toured his production, Ellipse, in 2002 and later took it to the USA. He has also been commissioned twice by Birmingham Royal Ballet.

He not only pioneers music of his own, but as artistic director of the Aurora Festival, Hindson also serves to promote others’ music, for which Hindson has deservedly been rewarded for his service to the arts, with an AM (a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia). 


‘Hindson has amazing range.  He could probably wring a concerto from the sound of a doorbell.  His source material ranges from classical to Metallica to soothing melodic riffs that may have been extracted from an elevator.’

San Francisco Chronicle

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