Robot mother music honoured by screen composers

Diversity rules in musical styles, even between works by the same composer at the 2019 APRA AMCOS screen music awards.

The best pleasure of the annual screen composers’ shindig is the orchestra, led by Jessica Wells, who arranges pieces from the nominated shows, so they can be liberated from their production duties and heard for themselves. This year the Consort of Melbourne provided some thrilling deep and ethereal human voice evocations, which seem to be a real feature of this year’s contributions. 

The Paul Kelly song that accompanied The Final Quarter was sung by Jess Hitchcock, an Indigenous opera and popular music performer, which was also a lovely touch.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.