Kyls Burtland

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Kyls Burtland
Birth nameKyls Alexandra Burtland
Also known asKylie Burtland
BornCanada
OriginSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation(s)Composer
Years active2002–present

Kyls Burtland is a Canadian-born Australian composer working in film, television, advertising, sound installation and VR. Her TV credits include Bad Mothers [1] (2019), Here Come the Habibs (2016),[2][3][4] Whitlam: The Power and the Passion (2015),[5][6] music for the Shanghai Pavilion interactive experience at World Expo 2010, music for the projections on the Sydney Opera House for Vivid Sydney (2013),[7][8][9][10] and the song "Triumph of the One" for the 2006 Asian Games closing ceremony in Doha, sung by Aladdin (2007) star, Lea Salonga.[11][12]. In November 2019, she was awarded a full scholarship by composer and Song Hubs curator Ashley Irwin to attend APRA's Screen Song Hubs in LA and co-write songs for screen with artists including Megan Washington, John Dafario, Shelley Peikin and Daniel Denholm. [13]

Biography[edit]

Kyls is a graduate of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School where she studied screen composition under Nigel Westlake, and holds a Bmus (Hons) from the University of Sydney where she studied orchestral composition under Peter Sculthorpe. Her work has garnered a number of awards and nominations including Best Score upon graduation from AFTRS and a nomination for Emerging Talent of the Year by the Film Critics Circle of Australia (2002), and a New York Gold Promax for her rebrand of the ABC TV Theme (2007). Kyls has twice-won Songwriter of the Year through the Australian Songwriters Association (A.S.A) Awards.[14][15] At the APRA Music Awards of 2010 she was nominated in the category, Best Music for a Short Film, for her work on Zero.[16] In 2016, Kyls was nominated both for Best Television Theme at the APRA Music Awards of 2016 for Here Come the Habibs,[17] and Best Theme at the Asian Television Awards for Destination Flavor Scandinavia.[18]

Burtland formed a production duo, Heavenly Antennas, with Josh Wermut.[19] During May–June 2013 they provided the score for Lighting of the Sails as part of the Vivid Sydney Festival.[19] Burtland co-wrote "Misery" with Larissa Rate, who provided vocals for the electro-pop track, which was issued to promote the festival.[19][20]

Kyls is also a content creator and early career TV producer, and was one of Screen Producers Australia (SPA's) Ones to Watch [21] in 2014.

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  1. ^ a b Cite error: The named reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Mothers was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ Entertainment. "Entertainment News & Reviews | Movies, TV, Music, Arts". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  3. ^ Knox, David. "Here Come the Habibs – TV Tonight". Tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  4. ^ a b "Here Come the Habibs!" – via www.imdb.com.
  5. ^ Blundell, Graeme (18 May 2013). "Gough's Time Examined in ABC Documentary Whitlam The Power and The Passion". The Australian. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Whitlam: The Power and the Passion" – via www.imdb.com.
  7. ^ 94.5FM (2013-05-20). "Interview :: Heavenly Antennas". FBi Radio. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  8. ^ "Lighting the Sails. An analysis of sound & interaction on an epic scale. | jamesgbarrow". Jamesgbarrow.wordpress.com. 2013-06-10. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  9. ^ Saeed, Layth (2013-05-14). "Interview: Heavenly Antennas". The Orange Press. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  10. ^ http://designalmic.com/vivid-sydney-festival-2013-transforms-the-harbour-city-with-light-music-and-ideas/
  11. ^ "15th Asian Games: Lea Salonga performing Triumph of the One". YouTube. 2011-03-03. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  12. ^ Manila Standard Today: "Lea leads closing program"
  13. ^ Cite error: The named reference http://apraamcos.com.au/news/2019/november/songhubs-heads-to-hollywood-to-make-music-for-the-screen/ was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  14. ^ "2002 Contest |". Asai.org.au. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  15. ^ "APRA / ASA Songwriter of the Year (1983 - 2015) |". Asai.org.au. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  16. ^ "Best Music for a Short Film". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC). 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  17. ^ "Best Television Theme". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS) | Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC). 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  18. ^ "https://www.music-asia.com/2016/11/kyls-burtland-nominated-best-theme-song-ata2016/
  19. ^ a b c Alemayehu, Dagmawit (16 May 2013). "Heavenly Antennas Set Sail". Scenestr. Eyeball Media Enterprises. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  20. ^ "'Misery' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 5 May 2017. Note: For additional work user may have to select 'Search again' and then 'Enter a title:' or 'Performer:'
  21. ^ "Kyls Burtland". Screen Forever. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  22. ^ "Zero" – via www.imdb.com.
  23. ^ "The Jesters" – via www.imdb.com.
  24. ^ "Rebels of Oz: Germaine, Clive, Barry and Bob" – via www.imdb.com.
  25. ^ "Touch" – via www.imdb.com.
  26. ^ "Destination Flavour Scandinavia | SBS Food". Sbs.com.au. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  27. ^ Cite error: The named reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sando_(TV_series) was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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