Australian screen composers are one of the craft jewels in the sector. To receive the APRA-AMCOS Distinguished Services Award is a substantial achievement. In 2020, that touch of magic landed on Nerida Tyson-Chew, a composer, orchestrator and conductor who is known most recently for H is for Happiness. She has built an international career while she insists on staying home in Sydney. Family life, community and cultural origins are important to her.
For the last 30 years, Tyson-Chew has composed, scored and recorded here, and travelled to centres like London, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver for the mix.