Cezary Skubiszewski

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Cezary Skubiszewski (born 1948 in Warsaw, Poland), is a multi-award winning 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,[1][2] when he was 25. As from 2003 he was living in East St Kilda, Melbourne. He is the father of the actor, Viva Skubiszewski (aka Viva Bianca), who played Ilithyia in the Starz TV series Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010); and of the composer-producer, Jan Skubiszewski.[2]

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.[3]

Skubiszewski also co-composed the music to the Australian Army's "Rise" recruiting campaign,[4] Carlton Draught's 'Big Ad' and 'VB Symphony'.

Awards and nominations[edit]

ARIA Music Awards

2008 Nominated ARIA Music Award Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Recording 3 Days in L.A. (2009) 2003 Nominated ARIA Music Award Best Original Soundtrack Album After the Deluge (2003) 1998 Nominated ARIA Music Award Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Recording The Sound of One Hand Clapping (1998) 1996 Nominated ARIA Music Award Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Recording Lilian's Story (1996)

Australasian Performing Rights Association

2000 Won APRA Music Award Best Film Score Two Hands (1999) Shared with: Jan Skubiszewski 1998 Nominated APRA Music Award Best Film Score The Sound of One Hand Clapping (1998)

Australian Film Critics Association Awards

2013 Won AFCA Award Best Music Score The Sapphires (2012)

Australian Film Institute

2015 Nominated AACTA Award Best Original Music Score in Television The Broken Shore (2013) 2014 Nominated AACTA Award Best Sound in a Documentary Once My Mother (2014) Shared with: Michael Gissing Mark Keating 2012 Nominated AACTA Award Best Original Music Score Red Dog (2011) 2010 Nominated AFI Award Best Original Music Score Beneath Hill 60 (2010) Best Original Music Score Bran Nue Dae (2009) Shared with: Jimmy Chi Patrick Duttoo Bin Amat Garry Gower Michael Manolis Mavromatis Stephen Pigram 2009 Nominated AFI Award Best Sound in a Documentary Lionel (2008) Shared with: Nick Batterham Keith Thomas 2006 Nominated AFI Award Best Original Music Score The Book of Revelation (2006) 2003 Nominated Open Craft Award Television After the Deluge (2003) For original music. 2001 Won AFI Award Best Original Music Score La spagnola (2001) 2000 Won AFI Award Best Original Music Score Bootmen (2000) 1999 Nominated AFI Award Best Original Music Score Two Hands (1999) 1996 Nominated AFI Award Best Original Music Score Lilian's Story (1996)

Australian Guild of Screen Composers

1999 Won Australian Screen Music Award Best Original Music for a Feature Film Two Hands (1999) Nominated Australian Screen Music Award Best Original Music for a Feature Film Strange Fits of Passion (1999)

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

2013 Won FCCA Award Best Music Score The Sapphires (2012) 2012 Nominated FCCA Award Best Music Score Red Dog (2011) 2011 Won FCCA Award Best Music Score Bran Nue Dae (2009) Nominated FCCA Award Best Music Score Beneath Hill 60 (2010) 2009 Nominated FCCA Award Best Music Score Death Defying Acts (2007) 2006 Won FCCA Award Best Music Score The Book of Revelation (2006) 2002 Nominated FCCA Award Best Music Score La spagnola (2001) 2001 Won FCCA Award Best Music Score Bootmen (2000) Tied with Edmund Choi for Dish, The (2000)__. 2000 Nominated FCCA Award Best Music Score Two Hands (1999)

IF Awards

2011 Won IF Award Best Music Red Dog (2011) 2010 Nominated IF Award Best Music Bran Nue Dae (2009) Shared with: Jimmy Chi Kuckles

International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)

2008 Nominated IFMCA Award Best Original Score for a Documentary Night (2008)


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.[5]

Year Recipient Award Result
2003 After the Deluge (Cezary Skubiszewski) Best Soundtrack Album[6] Won
Best Television Theme[7] Nominated
Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie[8] Nominated
Black and White (Cezary Skubiszewski) Best Feature Film Score[9] Nominated
2005 The Brush-Off (Cezary Skubiszewski) Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie[10] Nominated
2006 The Society Murders (Cezary Skubiszewski) Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie[11] Nominated
2007 The Book of Revelation (Cezary Skubiszewski) Feature Film Score of the Year[12] Nominated
Best Soundtrack Album[13] Nominated
2008 Night (Cezary Skubiszewski) Best Music for a Documentary[14] Won
"Free Falling 2" (Cezary Skubiszewski, Jan Skubiszewski, Andy Baldwin, Clairanne Browne, Jules Pascoe) – Night Best Original Song Composed for the Screen[15] Nominated
2009 Death Defying Acts (Cezary Skubiszewski) Best Soundtrack Album[16] Won
Carla Cametti PD (Cezary Skubiszewski, Jan Skubiszewski) Best Television Theme[17] Nominated
2010 Beneath Hill 60 (Cezary Skubiszewski) Best Feature Film Score[18] Nominated
2013 The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (Cezary Skubiszewski) Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie[19] Won
2014 Once My Mother (Cezary Skubiszewski) Best Music for a Documentary[20][21] Won
Serangoon Road – "Episode 6" (Cezary Skubiszewski, Jan Skubiszewski) Best Music for a Television Series or Serial[20][22] Won
The Broken Shore (Cezary Skubiszewski) Best Soundtrack Album[20][23] Won

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. ^ "Item details for: A2917, SD1974/1355: Skubiszewski, Cezary - born 1948 - Polish - [Special Passage Assistance Programme]". National Archives of Australia. 25 October 2007. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Coslovich, Gabriella (16 June 2003), "Musical deluge", The Age 
  3. ^ McGilvray, Annabel (15 March 2008), "The Face: Cezary Skubiszewski", The Australian 
  4. ^ http://www.defence.gov.au/media/departmentaltpl.cfm?CurrentId=8619
  5. ^ "2015 Screen Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC ). Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Screen Music Awards – Best Soundtrack Album". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC ). 2003. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Screen Music Awards – Best Television Theme". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC ). 2003. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Screen Music Awards – Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC ). 2003. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Screen Music Awards – Best Feature Film Score". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC ). 2003. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Screen Music Awards – Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC ). 2005. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "Screen Music Awards – Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC ). 2006. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "Screen Music Awards – Feature Film Score of the Year". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC ). 2007. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "Screen Music Awards – Best Soundtrack Album". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC ). 2007. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "Screen Music Awards – Best Music for a Documentary". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC ). 2008. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "Screen Music Awards – Best Original Song Composed for the Screen". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC ). 2008. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "Screen Music Awards – Best Soundtrack Album". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC ). 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "Screen Music Awards – Best Television Theme". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC ). 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "Screen Music Awards – Best Feature Film Score". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC ). 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  19. ^ "Screen Music Awards – Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC ). 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  20. ^ a b c "Screen Music Awards – Full List of Winners". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC ). 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  21. ^ "Screen Music Awards – Best Music for a Documentary". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC ). 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "Screen Music Awards – Best Music for a Television Series or Serial". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC ). 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  23. ^ "Screen Music Awards – Best Soundtrack Album". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC ). 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 

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