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Some of Australia’s leading screen music composers including David Hirschfelder, Bryony Marks, Martin Armiger, Roger Mason, David McCormack and Michael Lira, Stephen Rae, Guy Gross and Kit Warhurst, talk about their nominated work in a series of ONLINE INTERVIEWS by Urban Cinefile’s Andrew L. Urban just prior to the awards ceremony (Monday November 14, 2011, City Recital Hall, Sydney). 

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.

The Feature Film Score Of The Year category includes a mixture of newcomers to the alongside established heavyweights. Screen composition newcomer Jed Kurzel (of Sydney band The Mess Hall) has been nominated for his work on the eerie film Snowtown. The 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 for his work on Peter Weir’s The Way Back.

In his first Screen Music Awards nomination Dmitri Golovko 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.

Andrew Hansen and Chris Taylor from The Chaser are also nominated for original song with 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.

Legend of the Guardians, The Way Back, Snowtown

Published October 30, 2011

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