Archive for September, 2009

Mao’s Last Dancer Soundtrack Album Release - Australasia

Monday, September 28th, 2009

maoslastdancer_coverThe soundtrack album of Mao’s Last Dancer will be released in Australia and New Zealand on 16th October 2009 by Sony. The album contains all of the music CG composed for the film as well as his arrangements and performances of excerpts from three well known ballet classics highlighted in the movie. This rich and varied album features some of Australia’s most highly regarded classical musicians along with an ensemble of Sydney’s leading Chinese musicians.

The soundtrack album will be released in other territories as the film opens around the world.

Mao’s Last Dancer Australian Premiere

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Bruce Greenwood and Kyle MacLachlin

Bruce Greenwood and Kyle MacLachlin

After being voted runner-up best film at the Toronto International Film Festival on the weekend Maos’ Last Dancer received its Australian Premiere this evening at the State Theatre in Sydney.

Daybreakers popular at Toronto

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

impqpjlqftaaa7mmwshyxbuaaaDaybreakers was voted the runner-up most popular film in the Midnight Madness (horror) program at the Toronto International Film Festival

Lightfall Premiere 09/09/09

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

sso0033Lightfall for Horn and Orchestra was premiered this evening by the Sydney Symphony at the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House, with Robert Johnson, soloist, and Richard Gill conducting. Two further performances will be given over the next two days.

CG has kept an extensive blow-by-blow blog about the composition and preparation of the concerto at www.hornconcerto.net. A webcast of the premiere can be viewed and pdfs of the full score and the solo part are available for download.