The winners of the 2004 APRA – AGSC SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS feature an impressive roll call of Australian music composers – some of whom are established and others who are on the rise. Voted for by a panel of respected industry judges, this year’s winners include LISA GERRARD, BURKHARD DALLWITZ, IVA DAVIES, CHRISTOPER GORDON, DECODER RING, BARBARA GRIFFIN, CHRISTOPHER ELVES and others.

In a heavyweight category, the haunting score by ELIZABETH DRAKE for the film Japanese Story has taken out the BEST FEATURE FILM SCORE.  The collaboration of IVA DAVIES, CHRISTOPHER GORDON and RICHARD TOGNETTI has resulted in a win in the category of BEST SOUNDTRACK ALBUM for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.

DECODER RING, relative newcomers and current darlings of the screen composition world have won the award for BEST ORIGINAL SONG COMPOSED FOR A FEATURE FILM, TELEMOVIE TV SERIES OR MINI SERIES for their evocative Somersault score.

The recipient of this year’s prestigious APRA INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD has gone to LISA GERRARD for a body of work that has achieved critical acclaim around the globe. In a career that has spanned almost two decades, Lisa Gerrard’s credits includes scores or musical contributions to Gladiator, Insider, Ali, Whale Rider, Heat, Baraka, Mission Impossible 2, Black Hawk Down, One Perfect Day, Passion of the Christ, Man on Fire and many more. She has received Golden Globe nominations for Insider and Ali, Grammy and Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe award for the score of Gladiator and four international awards for Whale Rider. Established as one of Australia’s most groundbreaking and sought after composers, APRA is proud to congratulate Lisa Gerrard for this outstanding achievement.

Other winners include BURKHARD DALLWITZ (BEST MUSIC FOR A TELEVISION SERIES OR SERIAL – Crashburn Episode 13), CHRISTOPHER ELVES (BEST MUSIC FOR A DOCUMENTARY – Poisonous Women), ADRIAN VAN DE VELDE (BEST MUSIC FOR A SHORT FILM – The Scree), ALAN JOHN (BEST MUSIC FOR A MINI SERIES OR TELE MOVIE – Shark Net), MICHAEL LIRA (BEST TELEVISION THEME – The Einstein Factor), BARBARA GRIFFIN (BEST MUSIC FOR AN EDUCATIONAL, TRAINING OR CORPORATE FILM / VIDEO – Qantas Entertainment), SCOTT EHLER, GLENN HEATON, GEOFFREY McGARVEY and AMY WILKINS have received the award for their composition for Active Kidz (BEST MUSIC FOR CHILDRENS TELEVISION).

The category of BEST MUSIC FOR AN ADVERTISEMENT had two winners – PAUL HEALY and ANTONY PARTOS for Lux Lift Plus and CHRISTOPHER ELVES for Surflifesavers – Last Patrol.

The 3rd annual APRA – AGSC SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS were held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney and were hosted by James Valentine. A  40 piece orchestra, led by musical director Nerida Tyson–Chew performed nominated compositions for the audience.

Please visit www.apra.com.au for complete list of winners of the 2004 APRA – AGSC SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS.