Rosie Chase completed a Bachelor of Music Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2004. She specialised in electro-acoustic composition, audio-visual composition, music tedchnology and advanced studio techniques and recording. Whilst completing her studies she worked as an assistant at the post-production music house Supersonic. In 2005 she was awarded the Emerging Composer Grant from the Australia Council to create a multimedia performance piece, Broken Reflections for cello, clarinet and electronics. The following year this developed into a short film whilst at AFTRS. Rosie graduated with an MA in Screen Composition from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School in 2007. During her time there she concurrently studied sound design completing short courses in location recording. foley, dialogues, atmospheres, tracklaying and mixing, enabling her to thoroughly explore the relationship between music, sound and image. Rosie has actively worked in the industry as a professional composer and sound designer including projects for Film (Happy Feet 2, Disgrace, The Square, Cane Toads 2 and Footy Legends) Television (Rescue Special Ops, A Girlz World, Heirlooms) Theatre (Brand Spanking New, Stories from the 428, Bent, Under Ice, DNA, Homebody/Kabul, Bumniing with Jane,), as well as a number of Short Films and collaborating with artists on sound installations. Most recently she has been working freelance for sound designer Nigel Christensen and has joined the team at First Cut Studio as one of its composers.
Matt is a renowned musician and film composer with over fifteen years industry experience. As leader of bands Gersey and Bombazine Black he has had compositions placed in countless films and TV shows worldwide including Sleeper Cell, Standing Still, Look Both Ways and The Secret Life of Us. As a composer Matt has created scores for films such as Air and L’Imbecile by Luke Davies, My Year Without Sex by Sarah Watt, and Blind Company by Alkinos Tsimilidos. He has also composed theatre scores for The Rabble’s Cageling and Corvus, and Self-Saucing Pudding’s An Oration of Filth. Matt founded the band Bombazine Black in 2007 in order to showcase his cinematic compositions.
Josh Hogan is a Composer and Percussionist based in Perth, Western Australia, whose music has come to be recognised for its deep sense of style, energy, musicianship and commitment. His creative projects seek to engage a broad cross section of audiences ranging from contemporary, popular and folk music audiences right through to classical and experimental musics. As a composer he has extensive experience composing for the screen, computer gaming and for live performances. As a music producer he has directed, recorded and mixed pop album productions, written and directed for dance, theatre and live music productions.
Brendan Hook is a composer and performer Based in Brisbane, Australia. 1991 - performed with Melbourne Improvisers’ Association. Composed original music for brass band for Mallacoota festival of the Southern Ocean. 1993 - Recorded Crypsis Soundways 1994 - 6 performed with various world music style groups 1996 - music for DanceHouse (Melbourne) mixed metaphor series 1997-8 Harry the Honkerzoid childrens’ books published. 2002 - range of Music for school ensembles published (available on this website). 2006 - performed in Linsey Pollak’s “Papers of a Dead Man” 2008/9 performed recorded with Afro Latin Band ‘Big Bara Boom Beating System’ 2008- 2010 performed with the Cycologists @ Womadelaide, Sydney Festival Opening, Adelaide Fringe Festival Opening, Brisbane Festival, La Strada Festival Austria. 2010 - First performances of the Meridian Grid.
Angela was also the co-writer and singer of “By The Boab Tree”, which was featured on the film’s end credits and short-listed for an Academy Award for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture in 2009, and nominated for a number of other awards including an APRA-AGSC Screen Music Award and a Golden Satellite Award (USA).
Drawing on film and literary influences to weave stories from her own life into a rich emotional tapestry that would speak to a contemporary audience, Angela created her solo project, “Ophelia of the Spirits”, releasing two independent EP’s. Angela was awarded a JB Seed Grant in 2009 for her EP, “The Secret Garden”, and her song “Shame” became iTunes Single of the Week in March last year.
Angela’s latest project is the breathtaking concept album and musical show, “Fire”. To date, the show has been performed at some of Australia’s most well-respected festivals and arts venues, including Port Fairy Folk Festival (VIC), a sold-out show at the Street Theatre in Canberra (ACT) and Woodford Folk Festival 2010 (QLD).
Angela’s film career continues to blossom, with the release of feature film “The Clinic”, for which she co-composed the music. She has recently been presenting a series of lectures in Screen Composition in Sydney.
The band has since released four studio albums, played many successful tours and been nominated for and received a slew of awards, most recently taking home the 2010 APRA Rock Work of the Year and Most Played Australian Work awards for "Foreign Land".
2002-2007 Songwriting member/drummer for Melbourne band Ground Components. Invited to & attended 2004 South By Southwest Music Conference Austin Texas. Won Best Breakthrough Artists in 2006 The Age EG Awards (beating Wolfmother). Toured with Muse, Powderfinger, Spiderbait, My Morning Jacket, J Mascis, Teenage Fanclub 3 x Meredith / Golden Plains Music Festival 3 x Big Day Out 2 x Falls Festival Splendour in the Grass, Homebake, 2006-2010 Worked in a Creative role for music placement company Level Two Music. Found music for over 50 TV commercial campaigns, such as:
Sep 2010 - present Started a music production company in partnership with song-writer/producer Robert Bravington.
ARIA award winning singer-songwriter & artist-animator, Max Sharam, raised in rural Victoria & semi permanent resident of New York City, first hit the professional stage age 19 in the lead role of a hit musical in Rome, allowing her to work alongside some of Italy’s greatest talents. She went on to do other theatre productions, receive a Star of the Year Award at Genoa’s Cole Porter Festival and record a dance LP before moving to study Taiko drums and front a Japanese band in Hiroshima. In `93 Max returned to Australia where her provocative appearance on New Faces attracted wide audiences and critical acclaim. A top 10 selling single, Coma & platinum selling solo album A Million Year Girl (Warner, 1995) followed.
Max has continued to work independently, custom writing and producing songs for films and illustrating & creating video art. She recently wrote & produced Love is Waiting for the US film, Expired, starring Samantha Morton and performed and produced the music for AFI award winning documentary Forbidden Lie$. Max was included in the 2008 Berlin Film Festival with her video piece Sleeping Beauties and is now in the process of recording a self funded EP. Along with playing leads in various stage musicals, her own one-woman performance pieces have been part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Hong Kong Fringe Festival and New York Arts Festival. Max will debut her new performance piece as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in April 2011.
When I was born i was named after Beatrix Potter's books The Tale of Benjamin Bunny and Peter Rabbit. From day one i've been a dreamer. My dreams are a big influence on me. As a teenager they began to literally manifest in my waking consciousness, which was an experience that has greatly shaped my creative style and life philosophy. I use dreams to gather and refine ideas for my music, as well as using them to guide many of my life choices. I aim to positively inspire the world with the stories i help to tell and the music that i make. I also want to transcend time and space and ultimately give more love than I receive. My greatest goal is to have music i've made shot out into space as an example of artistic human endeavour for other civilisations to discover.
As a composer I make scores and sounds for film, television, theatre and ultimately, life. I perform and record as Mister Speed and was vocalist and songwriter in the Australian alternative, electronic and hip hop band The New Pollutants. I also produce music and have worked with some amazing artists across many genres. I love music and life. Growing up in Adelaide, I graduated with an honours degree in Music Technology from the Elder Conservatorium of Music at Adelaide University and gained a Masters Degree in Screen Composing from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in Sydney.
Russell Thornton has been composing music professionally for the screen over the past 6 years. In that time his music has accompanied national television commercials, international television series, animation series, documentaries, short and feature films. Russell studied music composition at the University of Newcastle Conservatorium and in 2002 commenced an Honours degree in Film Music Composition, receiving mentorship and lessons from renowned Australian composer Nigel Westlake. His first high profile gig came in 2004 with Russell composing the music for “We Gave Blood”, a national television commercial for the Red Cross of Australia, (Cannes Bronze Lion in 2005). Russell has since worked on the television series “Supernova” (series I and II), and the cartoon series “Master Raindrop”. His most recent television project, the animation series “The Legend of Enyo” is currently screening in Australia (Channel 7 network) and across Europe.
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