Tuesday, 29 September 2009
APRA and the ASGC are proud to announce details of the 2009 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS, an annual event that celebrates the union in contemporary Australian screen culture of music and film.
Acknowledging excellence and innovation in the genre of screen composition, the awards are staged jointly by APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and AGSC (Australian Guild of Screen Composers). Now in its 8th year, this special black tie event will be held on MONDAY NOVEMBER 2ND at the illustrious City Recital Hall at Angel Place in Sydney.
Bringing their wonderful wit to the 2009 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS will be hosts Chris Taylor and Andrew Hansen of ABC’s The Chaser; the latter is no stranger to the awards stage, having won the award for Best Television Theme in 2006 for The Chaser’s War on Everything.
APRA CEO Brett Cottle said: “The annual Screen Awards afford us the opportunity to honour Australian composers’ commitment to their craft: the creative, collaborative and challenging process of composing for the screen. It is an event that shines the spotlight on the quiet achievers of the silver and small screens.”
The 2009 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS will honour music composers across 13 categories including compositions for documentaries, short films, mini-series, children’s television and feature film scores. A panel of highly respected Australian film and television composers will determine four nominees across 10 categories. APRA uses statistical analysis to define nominations based on performance activity as reflected by earning for the categories of Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia and Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas. The prestigious International Achievement Award, determined by the APRA Board of Directors, will be presented on the night. Previous winners include Bruce Rowland, Lisa Gerrard, David Hirschfelder, Bruce Smeaton, Peter Best, The Wiggles and last year’s recipients Garry McDonald and Lawrence Stone.
Musical proceedings for the 2009 Screen Music Awards will be directed by the incomparable composer Paul Grabowsky, who will be conducting a live orchestra performing a selection of this year’s nominated compositions. A Screen Music Award winner himself, Paul Grabowsky is one of Australia’s most celebrated composers and responsible for numerous well known small and silver screen music pieces including compositions for Jungle Book 2, Unfolding Florence and Last Orders.
Nominees in the following categories for the 2009 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS presented by APRA and the AGSC will be announced on Thursday October 8th.
*Determined by statistical analysis
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