29/10/2009: GUY GROSS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AWARD
Sydney screen composer Guy Gross will receive the International Achievement
Award at the forthcoming APRA & AGSC Screen Music Awards on Monday, November 2
at the City Recital Hall in Sydney, recognition for extensive international play
of his scores.
As one of Australia’s leading film and television composers, Guy Gross has
scored music for many hundreds of hours of television including dramatic
mini-series, children’s animation, documentaries, commercials and a number of
Australian feature films.
Gross said, "Of course I'm honoured to receive this award. But in many ways this
award should be shared with the various producers who have had international
success with the films I have scored. I'd love to take credit for their success
but my music was only part of that equation".
Conducting the Sydney Symphony for Farscape
His compositions have underscored the acting performances of Toni Collette, Cate
Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Molly Ringwald, Kylie Minogue, Phil Collins and Guy
Pearce; and his scores have been performed in concert by the Sydney, Melbourne
and Queensland Symphony Orchestras.
Guy began scoring for the screen while studying classical composition at the
Conservatorium High School in Sydney, Australia. In 1992 he scored his first
feature film, Frauds directed by Stephan Elliott for whom Guy went on to score
his next two features including the international hit The Adventures of
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in 1994. His score on this iconic Australian film
led to a BAFTA (British Academy Award) nomination.
In 2000 he began scoring the US hit sci-fi series, Farscape. This was a
monumental project that kept him busy for over three years, culminating in a big
budget television mini series Farscape - Peacekeeper Wars. For this score he
enlisted the services of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and personally conducted
the 40 strong orchestra and choir to create one of his largest film scores
He has scored for screen projects such as Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger,
McLeod’s Daughters, Blinky Bill, The Howard Years, The Joanne Lees Story -
Murder in the Outback, East West 101 and Who Killed Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler.
His screen compositions cover a variety of styles. A testament to this
diversity, Guy has received numerous peer awards from APRA and the AGSC
including awards for; Best Music for a Documentary, Children’s Series, Short
film, Animation, Promotional Video, Advertisement, TV Theme and twice for Best
Music for a TV Series.
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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger