The Music of Anton Koch

Anton Koch (b. 1972) completed his studies in 1993 at the University of Queensland majoring in composition and trumpet, and in 2003, became the inaugural recipient of "The Brian May Scholarship" enabling Australian composers to study at the University of Southern California in the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program.

Anton Koch has composed, arranged and orchestrated for a variety of concerts, musicals, films, television broadcasts and recording projects within Australia and internationally; including the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2006 Asia Games in Doha, Qatar, and in Los Angeles with Hollywood film composer, Christopher Young.

Original Compositions

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by Anton Koch
Description: "The Adventures of Sinbad" Overture, formed part the the staged retelling of Sheherazade's "Tales from the 1001 Nights" during the closing ceremonies of the 2006 Asia Games in Doha, Qatar. Ali Baba discovers the treasure cave of the forty thieves and the magic formula which opens the entrance to the cave. He would visit the cave when the thieves were away and carry off their stolen treasures. One day he is caught in the act by the Robber Chief who plots to reclaim his treasures by disguising himself as a long lost friend of Ali Baba. Ali Baba's faithful servant discovers the Robber Chief's plot and she devises a plan to trap him with an exotic dagger dance; however, it is the thieves that trap her and her master. Sinbad and his "loyal crew of adventurers" come to the rescue in a spectecular display of flying ships over the arena.
Instrumentation:2+Picc/1+E Hn/2/1+CBn - 4/3/3/1 - timp / 3-5 perc - harp & strings.
Rental Fee:$200/+$100/+$50 - ($1st perf/+$2nd perf/+$3rd perf or more each).

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