Christopher Lewis is a Melbourne based composer, percussionist with an interest in the numerous textural possibilities of the drum kit and beyond. His work encompasses soundtracks for physical theatre, and a diverse range of musical collaborations from free improvisation to the reimagining of Australian folk songs.
His recent composition credits include “If These Walls Could Talk” by Dislocate Physical Theatre, performed at Melbourne International Festival of Arts, 2014,“The Republic of Trees” (Castlemaine State Festival 2013), “The Woolgatherer” (La Mama Oct 2013). He was the musical director of Circus Oz from 1998-2002 and again from 2009-2010. He has composed & performed for many other companies including Chamber Made Opera, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Legs on the Wall, NICA & Dislocate.
Christopher performs regularly as a drummer, percussionist & vocalist with post modern folksters, Bush Gothic; original jazz/contemporary music ensembles SHOL, Bohjass , Slipper, Sandwich Jesus ; and mambo/son inspired Los Cojones . With the above he has played at numerous venues and festivals such as MONA FOMA, Port Fairy, Falls, Bennett’s Lane.