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. 

Lopez Development - Live Recording Excerpt

In 2015 Löpez received a small development grant from Creative Victoria. The development involved a team made up of myself as composer, Suzanne Chaundy as director, Raimondo Cortese as librettist and Sam Barrett as video director. The development culminated in a 20-minute private performance of material sung by Melbourne tenor Henry Choo and performed by an ensemble of Melbourne musicians. The above excerpt is taken from a section of the opera titled One Eyed King.

Löpez Ensemble:

* Flute (bass flute, midi keyboard)

* Clarinet (bass clarinet, toy glockenspiel)

* Pianoforte (celesta)

* Vibraphone (orchestral glockenspiel, midi keyboard)

* Percussion (orchestral glockenspiel, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal, tam-tam, triangle, mark tree, shaker, sleigh bells, shared vibraphone)

* Harp (toy glockenspiel)

* Voice (tenor)

* Violin (toy glockenspiel)

* Viola (toy glockenspiel)

* Cello (toy glockenspiel)

* Electronics