Cezary Skubiszewski

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Cezary Skubiszewski, born 1949, Warsaw, Poland, is a Polish Australian composer for film, television and orchestra.

He studied the piano from the age of six. He migrated from Poland to Australia in 1974, when he was 25. He currently lives in East St Kilda, Melbourne. He is the father of Viva Skubiszewski (Viva Bianca), who plays Ilithyia in the Starz television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

Career[edit]

Skubiszewski first made his mark composing the score for Jerzy Domaradzki's Lilian's Story. He has worked with many Australian directors, composing scores for Gregor Jordan's Two Hands, Tony MacNamara's The Rage in Placid Lake and Gillian Armstrong's Death Defying Acts. For his work on film music Skubiszewski has received many awards including two from the Australian Film Institute (AFI) for Bootmen and La Spagnola.

Skubiszewski also co-composed the music to the Australian Army's "Rise" recruiting campaign,[1] Carlton Draught's 'Big Ad' and 'VB Symphony'.

Awards and nominations[edit]

APRA-AGSC Awards[edit]

The annual Screen Music Awards are presented by Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC) for television and film scores and soundtracks.[2]

Year Recipient Award Result
2003 After the Deluge Best Soundtrack Album[3] Won
Best Television Theme[4] Nominated
Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie[4] Nominated
Black and White Best Feature Film Score[4] Nominated
2005 The Brush-Off Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie[5] Nominated
2006 The Society Murders Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie[6] Nominated
2007 The Book of Revelation (Cezary Skubiszewski) Feature Film Score of the Year[7] Nominated
Best Soundtrack Album[7] Nominated
2008 Night Best Music for a Documentary[8] Won
"Free Falling 2" (Cezary Skubiszewski, Jan Skubiszewski, Andy Baldwin, Clairanne Browne, Jules Pascoe) – Night Best Original Song Composed for the Screen[9] Nominated
2009 Death Defying Acts (Cezary Skubiszewski) Best Soundtrack Album[10] Won
Carla Cametti PD (Cezary Skubiszewski, Jan Skubiszewski) Best Television Theme[11] Nominated
2010 Beneath Hill 60 (Cezary Skubiszewski) Best Feature Film Score[12] Nominated

Selected discography[edit]

  • 1981 Home at Last (symphony)
  • 1991 Soundescape (music theatre)
  • 1994 Sky Trackers (TV)
  • 1995 Lilian's Story (film)
  • 1996 Hurah aka Heaven Sent (film)
  • 1998 The Sound of One Hand Clapping (film)
  • 1999 Two Hands (film)
  • 1999 Witch Hunt (TV film)
  • 2000 Bootmen (film)
  • 2000 The Wog Boy
  • 2001 La Spagnola
  • 2002 Black and White (film)
  • 2003 After the Deluge (TV)
  • 2003 The Rage in Placid Lake
  • 2004 The Brush-Off (TV)
  • 2005 Hating Alison Ashley (film)
  • 2006 The Book of Revelation (film)
  • 2006 The Society Murders (TV)
  • 2007 Death Defying Acts (film)
  • 2008 Night (film)
  • 2008 (Lionel) (film)
  • 2009 Carla Cametti PD (TV)
  • 2009 Blessed (film)
  • 2009 Bran Nue Dae (film)
  • 2010 Beneath Hill 60 (film)
  • 2010 Wolf Blass television advertisements
  • 2011 Red Dog (film)
  • 2012 The Sapphires (film)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.defence.gov.au/media/departmentaltpl.cfm?CurrentId=8619
  2. ^ "Screen Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "2003 Winners - Screen Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "2003 Nominations - Screen Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "2005 Nominations - Screen Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "2006 Nominations - Screen Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "2007 Nominations - Screen Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "2008 Winners - Screen Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  9. ^ "2008 Nominations - Screen Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  10. ^ "2009 Winners - Screen Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  11. ^ "2009 Nominations - Screen Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  12. ^ "2010 Nominations - Screen Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 18 November 2010. 

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