Alan John

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Alan John (born 7 May 1958 in Sydney) is an Australian composer. He studied music at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1980. His compositions include original music for various plays, films (such as Holding the Man,[1] Three Dollars and The Bank) and TV series (including Love My Way), and the musical theatre works Jonah Jones, Orlando Rourke, and the musical Snugglepot and Cuddlepie for the Sydney Festival 2007 at the Theatre Royal.

Operas[edit]

His opera, The Eighth Wonder, was premiered in 1995 by Opera Australia and was revived in 2000, during the Sydney Olympics Arts Festival. In May 2008, his chamber opera Through the Looking Glass, to a libretto by Andrew Upton, was premiered by the Victorian Opera at the Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne,[2] conducted by Richard Gill.[3][4] In May 2011, his opera How to Kill your Husband (and other handy household hints), to a libretto by Timothy Daly and based on Kathy Lette's 2007 book of the same name, premiered at the same venue under the same conductor.[5]

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.[6]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2004 Shark Net – John Best Music for a Television Series or Serial[7] Won
2005 Three Dollars – John Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie[8] Nominated
2007 "Episode 7" – Dangerous – John, Steven Francis Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie[9] Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Holding the Man' Soundtrack Announced". Film Music Reporter. 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Victorian Opera". 2007. Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 14 October 2007. 
  3. ^ "Through the Looking Glass". Malthouse Theatre. 2008. Archived from the original on 24 April 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Alice at the Opera". The Australian. 10 May 2008. Retrieved 10 May 2008. 
  5. ^ How to Kill your Husband (and other handy household hints) at the Victorian Opera
  6. ^ "Screen Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 28 September 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "2004 Winners – Screen Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "2005 Nominations – Screen Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "2007 Nominations – Screen Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 7 September 2010. 

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