Gordon Kalton Williams

Gordon Kalton Williams

Gordon Kalton Williams is a writer and speaker. As librettist, he collaborated with composer Andrew Schultz on the cantataJourney to Horseshoe Bend, which he conceived from the novel by T.G.H. Strehlow. He wrote the narration for Beethoven's Egmont music (SSO 1993, 2011) and the dialogue for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's revival of Australia's first opera, Don John of Austria.

Gordon was project coordinator for Music is our Culture (by Kiwat, Rotumah, McKenzie, Warusam and Chester Schultz), the first work for symphony orchestra by indigenous Australians, and in 1987 produced the group-derived play, Dust-Off Vietnam for Darwin Theatre Group. Currently based in Los Angeles, he was editor of publications for Symphony Australia (1999–2005), and his program notes appear regularly in SSO programs.