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.