Featured Collaborator: Christian O'Brien


Christian's music is often a response to the beautifully mundane. Texturally and harmonically subtle, rhythmically inventive, Christian's music expresses the often overlooked.

Christian’s works have been performed and recorded by leading musicians and ensembles in Australia and abroad, including The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and commissions from Volume and Ensemble Three. As guitarist and songwriter of the ARIA nominated art-pop band ALPINE, Christian regularly performs to thousands across the globe.

Christian gained his bachelors degree classical guitar in 2005 from the Melba Conservatorium under Dr Ken Murray. He then attained his Masters degree in composition from The University if Melbourne in 2012 under the guidance of Dr Stuart Greenbaum.

PLEXUS premiered Christian O'Brien's new work Newid Gwynedd in PLEXUS: Prophecy on Monday 13th November 2017 at the Melbourne Recital Centre Salon.