Lisa Gerrard won the prestigious Australian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) international achievement award in Sydney today (Nov. 1) at the third APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards, held in conjunction with

Artist contributed music to 'Gladiator,' other films.

Lisa Gerrard won the Australian Performing Right Assn.'s international achievement award today (Nov. 1) in Sydney. The honor was presented during the third APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards, held in conjunction with the Australian Guild of Screen Composers.

Gerrard, a former member of 4AD act Dead Can Dance, has composed scores or contributed music to such films as "Gladiator," "The Insider," "Ali," "Mission: Impossible II," "Whale Rider" and "Baraka."

Former Icehouse frontman Iva Davies won best soundtrack album for his work with Christopher Gordon and Richard Tognetti on "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (Festival Music Pty Ltd/TCF Music Publishing). Rising Sydney band Decoder Ring's score to "Somersault" (EMI Music) won best original song composed for a feature film.

Other winners included Elizabeth Drake's "Japanese Story" (Move Records) for best feature film score, Burkhard Dallwitz's "Crashburn Episode 13" for best music for a television series, Christopher Elves' "Poisonous Women" (Beyond Properties/Sony ATV) for best music for a documentary and Michael Lira's "The Einstein Factor" (ABC Music/Mushroom Music) for best television theme.