2011 Screen Music Awards nominees announced

18 October, 2011 by IF

Press release from Screen Music Awards

Press release from Screen Music Awards

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Today the spotlight shines on the often unsung heroes of the small and large screens with the announcement of nominees for the 2011 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS, jointly presented by APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and the AGSC (Australian Guild of Screen Composers).

Each year the music industry gathers to celebrate excellence in the composition of music for film and television. Nominees across 12 categories have today been recognised and the list includes some of the country’s most respected screen composers alongside some exciting new faces. Some of the nominated
pieces include compositions from some of the year’s most talked about screen events including 'Snowtown', 'Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo', 'Rush', 'Rake', 'Mad Bastards', 'Yes We Canberra', 'The Legend of the Guardians' and 'Cloudstreet'.

With a roll call of multiple nominees that includes Alex Lloyd, Alan Pigram and Stephen Pigram, Bryony Marks, Christopher Elves, David Hirschfelder, Burkhard Dallwitz, Miles Nicholas, Ash Gibson Greig, Stephen Rae, Neil Sutherland and Michael Yezerski, drum roll please for the finalists of the 2011 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS.

The prestigious FEATURE FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR category features a mixture of newcomers to the world of screen composition alongside established heavyweights. Screen composition debutante Jed Kurzel (of Sydney band The Mess Hall) has been nominated for his work on the eerie film 'Snowtown'. The stunning collaboration between musicians Alex Lloyd and Alan and Stephen Pigram has been nominated for 'Mad Bastards'. Multiple Screen Music Awards’ nominee and winner David Hirschfelder has been nominated for 'The Legend of the Guardians' as has another multiple Screen Music Awards winner Burkhard Dallwitz who has been nominated for his work on 'The Way Back'.

Alex Lloyd, Alan Pigram and Stephen Pigram return as nominees in the category of BEST SOUNDTRACK ALBUM, again for their work on 'Mad Bastards'. In his first Screen Music Awards nomination is Dmitri Golovko who is recognised for his work on 'Red Hill'. Rafael May is nominated for 'Road Train: Road Kill' Soundtrack and composer Michael Yezerski returns as a nominee in 2011 for his
work on 'The Lost Thing'. 
 
With the addition of composer Brendan Fletcher, Alex Lloyd, Alan Pigram and Stephen Pigram make it 3 Screen Music Awards’ nominations, this time receiving a nod in the category of BEST ORIGINAL SONG COMPOSED FOR THE SCREEN. They are nominated for Won’t Look Back from 'Mad Bastards'. The multi talented Andrew Hansen and Chris Taylor from 'The Chaser' make an appearance in this category for their composition Negotiate from 'Yes, We Canberra'. Composer Miles Nicholas makes his first of two appearances in the 2011 Screen Music Awards nominees list for Dream On from 'The Missing Key'. And Cain Horton and Paul Kingston are nominated for Sweet Dreams: Sky Boat from 'Giggle & Hoot'.

The category of BEST MUSIC FOR A SHORT FILM features a collection of exciting composers including Mike Darren (for 'Collision'), Dale Cornelius (for 'Polo’s Robot'), Paul Haley (for 'The Maker') and Kathryn Brownhill, Miles Nicholas and Jonathan Nix for their collaboration on 'The Missing Key'.

Composer Martin Armiger is nominated in the category of BEST MUSIC FOR A DOCUMENTARY for 'Cane Toads: The Conquest'. He is nominated alongside Ash Gibson Greig and Petris Torres for 'Jandamarra’s War', Matteo Zingales for 'Lachlan Macquarie: Father of Australia' and Christopher Elves for 'The Silent Epidemic'.

Another first time Screen Music Awards nominee is Kit Warhurst, composer of 'Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight', which is nominated in the category of BEST TELEVISION THEME. Also in the running for this award is composer David Chapman for 'AFP', Cliff Bradley for 'Message Stick' and Haydn Walker for 'Scariacs'.
 
The collaboration of Michael Lira, David McCormack and Antony Partos has seen a nomination garnered for 'Rake' in the category of BEST MUSIC FOR A TELEVISION SERIES OR SERIAL. Stephen Rae is nominated for 'Rush: Series 3: Episode 16' and Ash Gibson Greig for 'Who Do You Think You Are:
Series 3'. In the first of two Screen Music Awards nominations for 2011 respected composer Bryony Marks appears on the 2011 nominees roll call for 'Tangle: Season 2: Lost and Found'.

Bryony Marks returns with a nomination in the category of BEST MUSIC FOR A MINI-SERIES OR TELEMOVIE for her work on the adaptation of Tim Winton’s classic 'Cloudstreet'. She is joined in this category by fellow nominees Guy Gross (for 'East West 101: Series 3: Episode 1') Stephen Rae (for
'Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo') and the prolific Burkhard Dallwitz for 'Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer Was Here'.

The composition of the 'Giggle & Hoot: Christmas Special' by Sean Pete has been nominated for BEST MUSIC FOR CHILDREN’S TELEVISION, along with Henrique Dib for 'Gravity', Christopher Elves (in his 2nd nomination for 2011) for 'K9: Eclipse of the Korven' and Roger Mason for 'My Place II: Henry'.

In the category of BEST MUSIC FOR AN ADVERTISEMENT, Blair Joscelyne is nominated for 'Cascade: The Feel', composers Ramesh Sathiah and Gerard Fitzgerald are given a nod for their collaboration of 'Pure Blonde Pardon', Michael Yezerski scores his 2nd nomination for 2011 for his composition of SBS Films 2 and Elliott Wheeler for his work on 'VW Passat: Change Rooms'.

Neil Sutherland has been nominated for the MOST PERFORMED SCREEN COMPOSER in both AUSTRALIA and OVERSEAS. The other most performed nominees are: Adam Gock, Dinesh Wicks, Jay Stewart, Brenton White, Ricky Edwards, Ric Formosa and David Hirschfelder. The diversity of the 2011 nominees announced today show the depth of Australia’s screen composing talent. The 2011 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS, presented by APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and the AGSC (Australian Guild of Screen Composers) will be held at the City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney on Monday November 14th. A live orchestra conducted by musical director and composer CEZARY SKUBISZEWSKI will  perform a selection of nominated compositions at the event and multi-talented actor HAZLEHURST will host the 2011 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS.

 
2011 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS – NOMINEES LIST

 
Best Music for an Advertisement
Title   Cascade: The Feel 
Composer  Blair Joscelyne
Publisher  Nylon Publishing Pty Ltd
 
Title   Pure Blonde Pardon
Composers  Ramesh Sathiah / Gerard Fitzgerald
Publisher  Song Zu Publishing Pty Ltd
 
Title   SBS Films 2
Composer  Michael Yezerski
Publisher  Nylon Publishing Pty Ltd 
 
Title   VW Passat: Change Rooms
Composer  Elliott Wheeler
 
Best Music for a Documentary
Title   Cane Toads: The Conquest
Composer  Martin Armiger
Publishers  Mushroom Music Pty Ltd / M L R P Music (BMI)
 
Title   Jandamarra’s War
Composers  Ash Gibson Greig / Petris Torres
 
Title   Lachlan Macquarie: Father of Australia
Composer   Matteo Zingales
Publisher  Sonar Music Pty Ltd
 
Title   The Silent Epidemic
Composer  Christopher Elves
Publishers  Beyond Properties Pty Ltd administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Best Music for a Short Film
Title   Collision
Composer  Mike Darren
 
Title   Polo’s Robot
Composer  Dale Cornelius
Publisher  Native Tongue Music Publishing
 
Title The Maker
Composer Paul Halley
 
Title   The Missing Key
Composers   Kathryn Brownhill / Miles Nicholas / Jonathan Nix
 
Best Soundtrack Album
Title   Mad Bastards
Composers  Alex Lloyd* / Alan Pigram / Stephen Pigram
Publisher  Rondor Music Australia Pty Ltd*
 
Title   Red Hill
Composer  Dmitri Golovko
 
Title   Road Train: Road Kill Soundtrack
Composer   Rafael May
 
Title   The Lost Thing
Composer  Michael Yezerski
Publisher  Source Music Pty Ltd
  
Best Original Song Composed for the Screen
Title   Dream On from 'The Missing Key'
Composer Miles Nicholas 
 
Title   Negotiate from 'Yes, We Canberra'
Composers Andrew Hansen / Chris Taylor
Publishers ABC Music Publishing Pty Ltd administered by Mushroom Music Pty Ltd 
  
Title   Sweet Dreams: Sky Boat from 'Giggle & Hoot'
Composers   Cain Horton / Paul Kingston
Publishers  ABC Music Publishing Pty Ltd administered by Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

Title   Won’t Look Back from 'Mad Bastards'
Composers  Brendan Fletcher / Alex Lloyd* / Alan Pigram / Stephen Pigram
Publisher  Rondor Music Australia Pty Ltd*

Best Music for Children’s Television
Title   Giggle & Hoot: Christmas Special 
Composer  Sean Peter
Publishers ABC Music Publishing Pty Ltd administered by Mushroom Music Pty Ltd 
 
Title   Gravity
Composer  Henrique Dib
 
Title   K9: Eclipse of the Korven
Composer  Christopher Elves
Publishers  Fintage Publishing and Collection Australia obo Resonant Music 1 Limited Partners
  
Title   My Place II: Henry
Composer  Roger Mason
 
Best Television Theme
Title   Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight    
Composer  Kit Warhurst
Publisher  Mushroom Music Pty Ltd
  
Title   AFP
Composer David Chapman

Title   Message Stick
Composer   Cliff Bradley
Publishers ABC Music Publishing Pty Ltd administered by Mushroom Music Pty Ltd 
 
Title   Scariacs
Composer  Haydn Walker
Publisher Song Zu Publishing Pty Ltd
 
Best Music for a Television Series or Serial
Title   Rake
Composers   Michael Lira / David McCormack / Antony Partos
 
Title   Rush: Series 3: Episode 16
Composer   Stephen Rae
Publishers Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd obo Southern Star Entertainment Pty Ltd
 
Title   Tangle: Season 2: Lost and Found
Composer   Bryony Marks
Publishers Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd obo Southern Star Entertainment Pty Ltd / Source Music Pty Ltd

Title   Who Do You Think You Are: Series 3
Composer  Ash Gibson Greig 
 
Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie
Title   Cloudstreet
Composer   Bryony Marks
Publisher  Source Music Pty Ltd
  
Title   East West 101: Series 3: Episode 1 
Composer  Guy Gross
 
Title Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo
Composer  Stephen Rae
Publishers Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd obo Southern Star Entertainment Pty Ltd 
 
Title Underbelly Files : Tell Them Lucifer Was Here
Composer  Burkhard Dallwitz

Feature Film Score of the Year:
Title   Mad Bastards
Composers   Alex Lloyd* / Alan Pigram / Stephen Pigram
Publisher  Rondor Music Australia Pty Ltd* 
 
Title   Snowtown
Composer   Jed Kurzel
Publishers  Ivy League Music administered by Mushroom Music Pty Ltd
 
Title   The Legend of the Guardians
Composer  David Hirschfelder
Publishers  Universal/MCA Music Publishing Pty Ltd obo Warner Olive Music LLC
 
Title    The Way Back
Composer  Burkhard Dallwitz
Publishers   Fintage Publishing and Collection Australia obo Resonant Music 1 Limited Partners
 
Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia
Composer  Adam Gock/Dinesh Wicks
Composer  Jay Stewart
Composer  Neil Sutherland
Composer  Brenton White

Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas
Composer  Ricky Edwards
Composer  Ric Formosa
Composer  David Hirschfelder
Composer  Neil Sutherland
 
2011 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS CATEGORIES
• Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia*  
• Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas*   
• Best Music for a Documentary 
• Best Music for a Short Film 
• Best Original Song Composed for the Screen 
• Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie 
• Best Music for a Television Series or Serial 
• Best Television Theme 
• Best Music for Children’s Television 
• Best Feature Film Score 
• Best Music for an Advertisement 
• Best Soundtrack Album 
 
*Determined by statistical analysis
http://www.apra-amcos.com.au
http://www.agsc.org.au
 
2011 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS 
Presented by APRA and the AGSC
Monday November 14th
City Recital Hall 
Angel Place, Sydney
Hosted by Noni Hazlehurst
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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