Recipient of Screen NSW Attachment for Woman Composer Announced
Screen NSW, Australian Guild of Screen Composers, Church Street Studios and Clandestine Beyond are proud to announce the recipient of the composer’s attachment for the upcoming ABC TV series PULSE is Maria Alfonsine.
Amongst an extremely strong field of candidates Maria demonstrated a keen ability to take advantage of the opportunity in terms of her career path, musical ability and dedication to becoming a screen composer. Maria receives a $5,000 fee, access to a variety of music meetings and scoring sessions, and a three-month residency at Church Street Studios. Swiss-born, Maria is an upcoming Sydney-based composer whose previous experience is in short film, theatre and the visual arts.
"The opportunity to gain experience from a real, professional, high-end production will be invaluable to me on my journey of becoming a successful screen composer. The insight in the process, structure and techniques used in serving the story would without doubt benefit me throughout my whole working life as a composer and collaborator." Maria commented.
In consideration of the high quality of the candidates, there were also two runners up: Lydia Davies and Tamara Voilet Partridge. They will be given the opportunity of a residency at Church Street Studios for one month each and opportunity to observe part of the scoring process with PULSE composer Guy Gross.
The attachment is a Screen NSW initiative in collaboration with Guy Gross Music, Church Street Studios, Australian Guild of Screen Composers and Clandestine Beyond. The initiative is aimed at addressing the gender imbalance within the screen industry. PULSE is shooting in Western Sydney until May 31 and is financed by ABC TV and Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW, with ABC Commercial distributing.