Christopher Sainsbury
Composer - Songwriter - Guitarist - Educator

A selection of media or database listings

"Sainsbury’s recently launched Platform Paper for Currency House publishers is essential reading for Australian composers, performers and programmers, not to mention critics."

(Limelight Magazine, May 2019, see:

Australian Book Review on The Visitors "gripping the audience from start to finish". Oct 2023.

The Blurb stated, “The Visitors is extraordinarily well composed…and totally engaging.” Oct 2023.

Limelight stated, "The Visitors upends expectations of what is still, overwhelmingly, a culturally European art form." Oct 2023.

The Conversation article on Sainsbury’s paper published by Currency House Ngarra-burria New Music and the Search for an Australian Sound April 2019:

Concert review on Sainsbury’s Bark of the ‘bidgee premiere in May 2019. See Resonate magazine. Includes commentary on the Ngarra-burria book:

Christopher Sainsbury - Winner Apra Art Music National Luminary Award (Individual) 2020.

Interview with composer Dr Jodie Blackshaw for AMC Resonate magazine

The Ngarra-burria program (and composers) - part of the Sydney Living Museums 2020 award. See:

Limelight magazine article - Indigenous Composers Initiative (earlier operating name for Ngarra-burria composers group):

New Waves ABC Podcast program on Sainsbury’s music:

SBS-TV and online article - Indigenous Composers Initiative:

Avondale College's 'The Promise' flagship a cappella group CD Songbook article:

Canberra Times article on the CSO commission In the Beginning, fun

Citation in The Techniques of Guitar Playing (Seth F. Josel and Ming Tao) the worlds leading contemporary guitar book:

ABC article on Ngarra-burria: First Peoples Composers (previously Indigenous Composers Initiative):

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