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John Gray is a multi-award winning film composer, having written both orchestral and electronic scores for film – some of which have been finalists and winners at The Emmys, Sundance, Montreal, Venice, Berlin, Milan, IDFA, HOTDOCS and Sydney international film festivals - to name a few.

He has also released and toured nationally in rock bands, released experimental work for installations and radio airplay,  and created electronic soundscapes for internationally acknowledged films.

 

Awards / Nominations

 

Nominated Best Music for a Mini Series – AFI / AACTA 2017 – for 'Blue Murder'

Winner Best Original Song Composed for the Screen – APRA/AGSC Australian Screen Music Awards 2007 – for 'The Bet'

Winner Best Original Score –  Sony Tropfest 2007 – for 'Real Thing'

Nominated Best Music for a Feature Documentary – 2015 Milan International Film Festival – for 'Surgery Ship'

Nominated Best Music for a Feature Documentary – 2014 APRA/AGSC Australian Screen Music Awards – for 'I Am a Girl'

Winner European Union Film Award 2005

Winner International Emmy Award 2013 Best Non-Scripted – for 'Go Back to Where You Came From 2'

Winner ‘Golden Rose’ for Best in Show and ‘Rose d’Or’ for Best Factual at Lucerne 2012 – for 'Go Back to Where You Came From'

Winner ‘Logie’ for Best Factual 2012 – for 'Go Back to Where You Came From'

Winner South Australian Music Industry Awards – his band “Big Things Flying” won 3 awards including Best New Band/Artist

 

Selected non-film Commissions

 

Legs on the Wall dance company–  2008 Beijing Olympics

‘ArtNode Sculpture Park’ john gray (2003 – Newcastle University – Fine Arts)

‘Drug Poetry’ john gray / newaural net (2000 – Independent) – WOMADELAIDE 2001

Opening of 1998 Biennial National Australian Poetry Conference - '‘Wider than Any Suburb’ john gray / newaural net / Mike Llad (1998)

‘Transglobal Express’ john gray / newaural net (1999 – Independent) ‘Earshots’ – an ABC JJJ experimental audio-art initiative

‘Trains’ john gray / newaural net (1999 – Independent) ABC Radio National’s ‘The Listening Room’

 

Selected Discography

 

‘Into One’ Project (1997 – Independent)

‘Building a Better Mousetrap’ Roadshow Music (1996 – Roadshow Music)

‘Dear Prudence’ Big Things Flying (1996 – Roadshow Music)

‘Shine’ Big Things Flying (1995 – Roadshow Music)

‘of rust and stardust’ Big Things Flying (1995 – Roadshow Music)

‘Turning to Blue’ Big Things Flying (1993 – Independent)

‘Coo’ Coo (1997 – Independent)

John has played on many other albums

 

Selected Live

 

Big Things Flying (1994-1998)

newaural net (founded 1996) experimental

John has been involved in countless other recording and live projects.