Christopher de Groot

Christopher de Groot is a composer based in Melbourne. His current project is an opera based on the 20-hour video diary of Björk stalker Ricardo Lopez. 

April 2017


I recently released an album on New Zealand record label Rattle Records. Sailing Ships & Tarot Cards was originally the score for Australian independent feature film The Burning Kiss but was refashioned into a concept album. The album features members of exotica band SLIDE NIGHT and incorporates mysterious sound bites and location sounds mixed with 1960s exotica, Delia Derbyshire inspired sci-fi music, classic Bernard Herrmann and a pinch of John Zorn - tropical noir nightmare!

See below for ABC radio Melbourne's Lindy Burns featuring music from the album. 

February 2017


I have recently been nominated for a Green Room Award for Best Music Composition and Sound Design. I received this nomination for my work on Red Stitch Theatre Company's production of The River. This is my third consecutive nomination. I won this category in 2016 for my work on Dream Home.

A full list of nominees can be found here.


The soundtrack album for The River is available through The Mind Is Listening:


In 2014 Thérèse Raquin was performed for two weeks at Theatre Works in St Kilda, featuring myself performing original music incorporating piano and percussion. That production gave me my first Green Room Award nomination.


Now in 2017 Thérèse Raquin has been picked up by Critical Stages for an Australian tour taking in several capital cities and regional towns.


This production will feature a prerecorded version of the live score and will have me working in the studio recreating the music over the coming month. More info here.

About Thérèse Raquin:

Causing great controversy when first published over 150 years ago, Thérèse Raquin is a superb examination of corrupted morals and transforms the city of love into a sinister setting for murder. Set in the notoriously dingy backstreets of Paris in the late 19th century, Thérèse lives a life of servitude and desperation. After being married off to her sickly cousin in an arranged and loveless marriage, her life is suddenly turned around by the arrival of Laurent, her husband’s friend.