In what would have to be one of our favourite jobs this year so far, SST was contracted to provide an cinematic-style orchestral piece for the roll-out of Foxtel’s new brand campaign here in Australia. Not too shabby! Check out the full spot here.
As if the fine wine and sparkling company wasn’t enough, SST Workshop picked up two awards at last week’s BAD Awards! Both awards were for last year’s work for Michael Hill Jeweller with the Mens Watches piece picking up Bronze Award and Womens Watches scoring a Silver. Big thanks to Michael Hill Creative Director Dave Keeling and director Israel Rivera for giving us such love pictures to work with.
To cap off an exciting year on the TV front, our original score for the ABC documentary “Polly Borland: Polymorphous” has picked up a nomination in this year’s APRA Screen Music Awards. Named in the “Best Music for A Documentary”, we’re up against some amazing talent including scores by Michael Lira and Burkhard Dallwitz. Check out the full list of noms here.
SST Composer Ryan Walsh recently travelled to Hobart as a selected participant in the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s Australian composers program. A week of rehearsals (five orchestral rehearsals!) with the TSO as well as time spent with composers Andrew Schultz and Paul Stanhope culminated in a recording of Ryan’s orchestral work “Scenes From Ellipsis” conducted by the delicious Kenneth Young!. Check out some excerpts here.
One of our most recent film collaborations will be making its debut at next month’s Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). The MIFF Premiere Fund-supported film Tim Winton’s The Turning is produced by Robert Connolly and Maggie Miles (Balibo, MIFF 2009) and sees some of Australia’s most acclaimed directors, actors, documentarians and screenwriters vividly bringing to life Winton’s vision. Featuring contributions from David Wenham, Mia Wasikowska, Justin Kurzel (Blue Tongue, MIFF 2005), Tony Ayres (The Home Song Stories, MIFF 2007), Warwick Thornton as well as our very own SST Composer Ryan Walsh.
We’re super excited to announce that our very own SST Composer, Ryan Walsh will be having his latest orchestral piece “Scenes From Ellipsis” debuted by the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Peter Luff (Southern Cross Soloists) this Friday night (check out the concert listing here). The piece is a reworking of Ryan’s soundtrack to the 2012 Screen Australia film “Ellipsis” directed by Stephen Lance. Check out a little of the original material here.