Paul Charlier

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Paul Charlier is an Australian composer and sound designer who works primarily in theatre and film. He has also worked in radio and was a founding member of the Sydney post-punk band SoliPsiK. His recent theatre work includes the Sydney Theatre Company productions of A Streetcar Named Desire (Sound Designer) and Uncle Vanya (Composer and Sound Designer), as well as the Company B production of The Diary of a Madman (Sound Designer). His film credits include Looking for Alibrandi (Sound Designer), Candy (Composer and Sound Designer), Paul Kelly - Stories of Me (Sound Designer) and Last Ride (Composer).

Awards and Nominations[edit]


  • Paul Kelly - Stories of Me (2012) Winner 2013 Australian Screen Sound Guild Best Sound for a Documentary.
  • Candy - Nominated for a 2006 FCCA Award (Best Music Score)[1]
  • The Projectionist - Nominated (with Ian McLoughlin) for a 2003 AFI Award (Best Sound in a Non-Feature Film)[2]


Physical Theatre[edit]

  • Honour Bound - Won a 2006 Sydney Theatre Award (Best Score or Sound Design)[7] and a 2006 Greenroom Award (Outstanding Composition/Sound Design)[8]

Body of Work[edit]


  • Paul Kelly - Stories of Me - Dir. Ian Darling (2012) Shark Island Productions
  • Last Ride - Dir. Glendyn Innis. (2009)
  • Candy - Dir. Neil Armfield. (2006)
  • The Cost of Living - Dir. Lloyd Newson. (2005)
  • The Projectionist - Dir. Michael Bates. (2003)
  • Looking for Alibrandi - Dr Kate Woods. (2000)
  • Aftershocks - Dir. Geoff Burton. (1998)
  • Amongst Equals - Dir. Tom Zubrycki. (1991)
  • Friends and Enemies - Dir. Tom Zubrycki. (1987)

Theatre - Original Music and Sound Design[edit]

Theatre - Sound Design[edit]

Physical Theatre and Dance - Original Score and Sound Design[edit]

Radio Features - Script and Music[edit]

  • E-Dice: A Plan For Eurydice - Commissioned by ABC Radio. (1991)
  • A Fall - Commissioned by ABC Radio. (1991)
  • The Touring Machine - Commissioned by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Co-produced by ABC Radio. (1989)
  • Remembrance Day - ABC Radio 'Surface Tension'. (1985)



  • Last Ride OST - Level 2 Music. (2009)
  • Candy OST - Inertia. (2006)


  • See Saw (single track) on Can’t Stop It 2 – Australian Post Punk 1979-84 (compilation), Chapter Music. (2006)
  • Leichenschrei (1982)
  • Zombod (single track) on "A Sampler" (compilation), M-Squared Records. (1982)
  • See Saw (single), M-Squared Records. (1981)


  • The Touring Machine - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. (1990)



Other Reading[edit]

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