Michael Askill

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Michael Askill
OriginAustralia
Occupation(s)Percussionist

Michael Askill is an Australian percussionist. He is a founding member of Synergy Percussion and Southern Crossings. He has been a principal with the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.[1]

Along with Nigel Westlake he was nominated for the 1991 ARIA Award for Best Original Soundtrack, Cast or Show Album for Road to Xanadu - The Genius That Was China.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected details
Title Details
Southern Crossings
(with Michael Atherton & John Napier)
  • Released: 1987
  • Format: LP
  • Label: Sandstock Music (SSM 026)
Australian Percussion
  • Released: 1987
  • Format: LP
  • Label: Great Island records (GIR LP 003)
Australian Percussion Music Vol 1
  • Released: 1988
  • Format: LP
  • Label: Southern Cross Records (SCCD 1021)
Roads to Xanadu - The Genius That Was China
(with Nigel Westlake)
  • Released: 1990
  • Format: CD, LP
  • Label: ABC Records (846 219-2)
Fata Morgana
(with Omar Faruk Tekbilek)
  • Released: 1995
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Celestial Harmonies (13110-2)
Shoalhaven Rise
(with Riley Lee & Michael Atherton)
  • Released: late 1995
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Black Sun (15019-2)
Free_Radicals: \\ Voices, Percussion & Didgeridoo
(with David Hudson, Alison Low Choy & Alison Eddington)
  • Released: 1997
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Black Sun (15027-2)
Salome
  • Released: 1998[2]
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Black Sun (15031-2)
Rhythm in the Abstract - Selected Pieces 1987-1999
  • Released: 2000
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Black Sun (15030-2)
  • Note: Compilation
Space - Music for Bells, Cymbals and Gong
(with Fritz Hauser)
  • Released: 2006
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Celestial Harmonies (13262-2)
Invisible Forces
  • Released: 2008
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Black Sun (15032-2)

Awards and nominations[edit]

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

The ARIA Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognises excellence, innovation, and achievement across all genres of Australian music. They commenced in 1987.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
1991 Road to Xanadu - The Genius That Was China (with Nigel Westlake) Best Original Soundtrack, Cast or Show Album Nominated [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris, Craig, "Artist Biography by Craig Harris", allmusic
  2. ^ Patterson, John W., "AllMusic Review by John W. Patterson", allmusic
  3. ^ ARIA Award previous winners. "History Best Original Soundtrack, Cast or Show Album". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 12 July 2022.