MATTHEW HINDSON (b 1968 )
In a short space of time Matthew Hindson (b. Wollongong, 1968) has emerged as the leading Australian composer of his generation. Performed by all the major orchestras of his native country, his music is now finding a global audience.
The effect of his invigorating soundworld is immediate and direct. The music often displays influences of popular music styles within a classical music context. The clue is invariably in the title, with works such as Speed, Rave-Elation, Headbanger, RPM, Rush and Homage to Metallica delivering a high-octane experience that often leaves audiences and players alike in a state of joyous exhilaration.