Sunday, 7 May 2017


Guy Gross is a multi award winning Australian film and television composer, recipient of the APRA/AGSC International Achievement Award and President of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers. He has guest lectured at the AFTRS (Australian Film, Radio and Television School) and the Sydney Conservatorium and is an APRA ambassador. From his British Academy Award (BAFTA) nominated score to the international hit "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert to the US hit SCI-FI series "Farscape", his classical training has resulted in scores covering a huge variety of styles.

Over his 30 year career, Guy has composed music for hundreds of hours of television, including dramatic mini series, children's animation, documentaries, reality tv, commercials and also a number of Australian feature films, special events and installations. His scores have been performed in concert by the Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland Symphony Orchestras. Guy began film scoring while still studying composition at the Conservatorium High School in Sydney, Australia. Son of film producers Yoram and Sandra Gross, he began scoring many of the family companies' feature and television projects. Following in his father's footsteps, Guy directed and scored the animated TV series "Old Tom and wrote, scored, produced, and directed the animated television special "Blinky Bill's White Christmas".

At the age of 26, Guy scored his first feature film, "Frauds" directed by Stephan Elliott and went on to score four features with Stephan including the 1994 international hit "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" and more recently, "A Few Best Men". In '95, Guy composed his award winning score to the ABC TV series "Bordertown" for Knapman Wyld Television for whom he has also scored all three seasons of the internationally award winning TV Series "East West 101". In 1999 Guy received the (shared) award for Best Music at the Tropicana Film Festival (Tropfest) for his score to that year's winning short film "Uno Amore". That year Guy also composed the score to the horror feature film "Cut" for Mushroom Pictures and soon after that began scoring the hit Sci-Fi series "Farscape" produced by The Jim Henson Company.

"Farscape" has been a monumental project for Guy keeping him busy for over three years culminating in a big budget, 2 part television mini series "Farscape - Peacekeeper Wars" which enabled him to enlist the services of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and conduct the 140 strong orchestra and choir to create one of his largest film scores to-date. Farscape has spun off five Soundtrack Albums. In recent years Guy has scored the tele-movies: "Dangerous Remedy", "A Model Daughter - The Killing of Caroline Byrne", "Joanne Lees: Murder in the Outback", "Scorched", documentaries: "The Howard Years", "The Prime Minister is Missing" and "Who Killed Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler?".

Guy is a member of Church Street Studios, (www.churchstreetstudios.com.au) an autonomous collective of composers, music producers and sound designers located in Sydney's inner city. The facility boasts a huge number of instruments, vintage and new tech, 3 pianos and a variety of recording studios and composing suites. All members of Church Street operate independently but when necessary collaborate to offer an unparalleled comprehensive music service.



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