Australian Guild of Screen Composers

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The Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC) is a not for profit organisation, which was established in 1981, "to represent the interests of Australian screen composers by developing and promoting employment opportunities, undertaking educational initiatives and increasing their profile amongst the industry."[1] The Guild's head offices are in Sydney, with successive presidents from 1987 being Bob Young (1987–91), Martin Armiger (1992–98), Chris Neal (1999–2000), Art Phillips (2001–08), Clive Harrison (2008–11), Guy Gross (2012–17) and Caitlin Yeo (2018–present).[1][2] [3] Since 1991 it has been sponsored by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA).[1]

AGSC presented film and television composers with awards from 1996 to 2000.[4] Each year they released a compilation album, starting with The Australian Guild of Screen Composers 1996 Award Winners in 1997, via Sony Music Australia.[4]

Since 2002 AGSC, in collaboration with APRA and the affiliated Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS), present Screen Music Awards at an annual ceremony as part of the APRA Music Awards.[5] These honour, "compositions for documentaries, short films, mini-series, children's television and feature film scores."[5]

AGSC Awards 1996–2000[edit]

AGSC Awards of 1996[edit]

Best Music for a Documentary

Title Artist Writer Result
[4]
Warriors of the Sky Peter Kaldor Peter Kaldor Won

Best Music for an Educational, Training or Corporate Film/Video

Excerpts from The Zone, "Zone 39" Burkhard Dallwitz Burkhard Dallwitz Won

Best Music for a Children's Television Series

Hotel Sorrento, Brilliant Lies Nerida Tyson-Chew Nerida Tyson-Chew Won

Best Music for a Short Film

In Living Memory, Entice Paul Anthony Smith Paul Anthony Smith Won

Special Achievement in Sound Design

Bonehead Supersonic Paul Healey, Antony Partos, Andrew Lancaster Won

Best Music for an Advertisement

Water Rats, Today Tonight, Sex/Life, Witness Les Gock, Rivett, Irwin, Jehan Les Gock, Rivett, Irwin, Jehan Won

Best Original Music in a Television Series or Serial

"Priscilla, Queen of the Desert", "Frauds", "Bordertown" Guy Gross Guy Gross Won

Best Original Song for a Feature Film, TV Series, Telemovie, or Mini-Series

"Victory – The Lighthorsemen", "Singapore Sling" Mario Millo Mario Millo Won

Best Music in a Mini-Series or Telemovie

The Thorn Birds – The Missing Years Gary McDonald, Laurie Stone Gary McDonald, Laurie Stone Won

Best Original Title Theme Composed for a Television Series, Serial or Mini-Series

Pacific Drive Chris Neal, Brady Neal Chris Neal, Brady Neal Won

Best Soundtrack Album

The Edge Nigel Westlake Nigel Westlake Won

Best Original Music for a Feature Film

Children of the Revolution Nigel Westlake Nigel Westlake Won

AGSC Awards of 1997[edit]

Best Music for a Documentary

Title Artist Writer Result
[4]
"An Imaginary Life", "Flight of the Albatross" Jan Preston Jan Preston Won

Best Music for an Educational, Training or Corporate Film/Video

"Inside Your Feelings" Stephen Joyce Stephen Joyce Won

Best Original Music by a Student Composer

"No Night" from Sneak Preview Anthony Linden Jones Anthony Linden Jones Won

Best Music for a Children's Television Series

Ocean Girl (season 4), Balanced Particle Freeway Garry McDonald, Lawrence Stone Garry McDonald, Lawrence Stone Won

Best Music for a Short Film

Eat Your Greens, Dusk Waltz Linley Hindmarsh Linley Hindmarsh Won

Special Achievement in Sound Design

"Brother Jack" featuring Kylie Canty Adrian Van de Velde Adrian Van de Velde Won

Best Music for an Advertisement

Optus: "Busted", "Porn Star", "Empire" Supersonic Andrew Lancaster, Paul Healy, Antony Partos Won

Best Original Music in a Television Series or Serial

Ocean Girl (season 4), The Balanced Particle Freeway Garry McDonald, Lawrence Stone Garry McDonald, Lawrence Stone Won

Best Music for a News Show, Station ID or Other Promo

ABC Station ID, WAFI, King Wave Beach, Feral Search, Showtime ID, Nick @ Nite Opener Ken Francis Ken Francis Won

Best Original Music in a TV Series

Twisted Tales, Under the Lighthouse Dancing, Fern Gully 2 Nerida Tyson-Chew Nerida Tyson-Chew Won

Best Original Title Theme Composed for a Television Series, Serial or Mini-Series

Fallen Angels Guy Gross Guy Gross Won

Best Soundtrack Album

The Fall Symphony David Hirschfelder David Hirschfelder Won

Best Original Song

"Wish I Was 22" from Fistful of Flies Felicity Fox Felicity Fox Won

AGSC Awards of 1998[edit]

Best Music for a Documentary

Title Artist Writer Result
[4]
Africa's Elephant Kingdom Roger Mason Roger Mason Won

Best Music for an Educational, Training or Corporate Film/Video

"Loading Zone" for Canberra Project 2000 Antonio Gambale Antonio Gambale Won

Best Original Music by a Student Composer

Excerpts from Static Steven Baker Steven Baker Won

Best Music for a Children's Television Series

Excerpts from "Petals", "Ice Sculptures", "The Hunt" and others – Petals Justin McCoy Justin McCoy Won

Best Music for a Short Film

Theme from Milk, "Tango" from Triple Word Score Christopher Gordon Christopher Gordon Won

Special Achievement in Sound Design

Excerpts from "Gresham's Fly Fishing", "Qantas", "Caltex" and others – Gresham's Fly Fishing Simon Lister Simon Lister Won

Best Music for an Advertisement

Telstra: Streetball – "Lament" Peter Miller Peter Miller Won

Best Original Music in a Television Series or Serial

Africa's Elephant Kingdom tied with Land of the Future Eaters Roger Mason tied with Robert Moss Roger Mason tied with Robert Moss Won

Best Music for a News Show, Station ID or Other Promo

Express 98 Cezary Skubiszewski Cezary Skubiszewski Won

Best Original Title Theme Composed for a Television Series, Serial or Mini-Series

Moby Dick Christopher Gordon Christopher Gordon Won

Best Soundtrack Album

The Sound of One Hand Clapping Cezary Skubiszewski Cezary Skubiszewski Won

Best Original Song

"The Sound of One Hand Clapping" from The Sound of One Hand Clapping Cezary Skubiszewski Cezary Skubiszewski Won

Special Achievement

"Resurrection" for orchestra[nb 1] Edward Primrose Edward Primrose Won

Best Original Music for a Feature Film

"Playful Flirting" from The White Hell of Piz Palu[nb 2] tied with Excerpts from A Little Bit of Soul Ashley Irwin tied with Nigel Westlake Ashley Irwin tied with Nigel Westlake Won

AGSC Awards of 1999[edit]

Best Original Music for a Documentary

Title Artist Writer Result
[4]
Renzo Piano: Piece by Piece Richard Vella Richard Vella Won

Best Music for an Educational, Training or Corporate Film/Video

"Mirvac" Melburnian String Quartet Dale Cornelius Won

Best Original Music by a Student Composer

Structures on Rail Robert Griffin Morgan Robert Griffin Morgan Won

Best Music for a Children's TV or Animation Series

See How They Run Mario Millo Mario Millo Won

Best Original Music for a Short Film

The Order George Gogos George Gogos Won

Special Achievement in Sound Design

Project Vlad Luke Gielmuda Luke Gielmuda Won

Best Original Music for an Advertisement

Ansett: "Star Alliance" Cezary Skubiszewski Cezary Skubiszewski Won

Best Original Music in a TV Series or Serial

The Lost World Garry McDonald and Lawrence Stone; Nerida Tyson-Chew Garry McDonald, Lawrence Stone; Nerida Tyson-Chew Won

Best Music for a News Show, Station ID or Other Promo

Farscape trailer Guy Gross Guy Gross Won

Best Original Title Theme Composed for a Television Series, Serial or Mini-Series

The Day of the Roses Roger Mason Roger Mason Won

Best Original Music for a Soundtrack

Soft Fruit Antony Partos Antony Partos Won

Best Original Song Composed for a Feature Film, Telemovie, TV Series or Mini-Series

"SeaChange Theme Song" featuring Wendy Morrison from SeaChange Richard Pleasance Richard Pleasance Won

Best Music for a Mini-Series or a Telemovie

The Day of the Roses Roger Mason Roger Mason Won

Best Original Music for a Feature Film

Two Hands Cezary Skubiszewski Cezary Skubiszewski Won

AGSC Awards of 2000[edit]

Best Original Music for a Documentary

Title Artist Writer Result
[4]
Uncle Chatzket Guy Gross Guy Gross Won

Best Original Music by a Student Composer

Icarus Geoffrey Russell Geoffrey Russell Won

Best Music for a Children's Television Series

Thunderstone (series 3) Garry McDonald and Lawrence Stone Garry McDonald, Lawrence Stone Won

Best Original Music for a Short Film

Confessions of a Headhunter Roger Mason Roger Mason Won

Special Achievement in Sound Design

Weetbix Simon Lister Simon Lister Won

Best Original Music for an Advertisement

"The Fly" Guy Gross Guy Gross Won

Best Music in a Television Series or Serial

The Lost World Garry McDonald and Lawrence Stone Garry McDonald, Lawrence Stone Won

Best Music for a Station ID or Promo

Fox 8 Ken Francis Ken Francis Won

Best Title Theme Composed for a TV Series, Serial or Mini-Series

On the Beach Christopher Gordon Christopher Gordon Won

Best Soundtrack Album

On the Beach Christopher Gordon Christopher Gordon Won

Best Music for a Mini-Series or a Telemovie

On the Beach Christopher Gordon Christopher Gordon Won

Best Music for a Feature Film

Better Than Sex David Hirschfelder David Hirschfelder Won

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Recognising achievement as the Artistic Director, Camerata Project for Youth Music Australia.[4]
  2. ^ The original 1929 silent film, The White Hell of Pitz Palu, was restored in 1997. A new score by Ashley Irwin was used.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About". Australian Guild of Screen Composers. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "Screen composers guild elects president Guy Gross". Mumbrella. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ staff writer (20 November 2018). "Dual triumphs for Caitlin Yeo, Matteo Zingales at Screen Music Awards". IF Magazine. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Dennis W. Nicholson (ed.). "AGSC Australian Guild of Screen Composers". Australian Soundtracks. Archived from the original on 21 March 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Screen Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  6. ^ "A Little Bit of Soul – Review – Photos". Ozmovies. Retrieved 7 January 2019.