A little glimpse…
Firstly, I’m a composer specialising in Screen Music (AFTRS) & finalist of the APRA Professional Development Awards (2013). Music has always been my first passion. From the moment I set my six year old feet on the pianolla pedals – I was in love. Musical adventures include; the piano, harpsichord, musicology & orchestration, singing (choral, acapella, classical indian, jazz, improvisation) and song writing – acoustic guitar & folk when I lived in Fitzroy, Melbourne; indie-rock with my telecaster when I basked in sunny Brisbane, and electronic/trip-hop/dub when I was a local in Bristol, UK… with sojourns into analogue synths, experimental soundscapes and global music along the way.
Technology is my second love – the way it shapes our creative process and our ability to communicate and express. I love protools in the same way Trent Reznor does. I adore the internet, the magic carpet on which we can travel the world and connect. Story telling and conversations come a very close third, which is why I produce and present Arts Monday on Sydney’s Eastside89.7FM once a month and have performed poetry at TEDx, the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s Federation Square.
I believe in creating opportunities, and love sharing them with others. These passions are what have inspired me to found BrandSound.com.au – my corporate venture combining technology, branding and music; to drive the WOW Short Form Digital Award as part of the WOW Film Festival; and also The Fox Force Five – a mini-film festival with a live focus on songs in film.
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"Anthea, Thank you so much for your song. You absolutely nailed it and we love it.− Sarana Brehan, Random House Australia
Our digital designer absolutely loves it, she said it could almost be a Bond song! "
"Anthea is a talented composer who delivered a poignant and score to my my last film 'Refuge'.− Warwick Young, Praire Dog Films
She was inventive, detailed, economical and delivered the score on time.
Anthea also responded positively to any requested adjustments to the score.
I enjoyed working with her and recommend her warmly to anyone interested in working with her. "
"I approached Anthea to compose the music to accompany a short film called 'Elements'.− Sasha Dylan Bell, Pixel Kitchen
What made this relationship so special was that in the case of this film music was a crucial character that drove the piece.
In short, Anthea's contribution was a huge part of why I feel 'Elements' works so well.
She brought her keen creative eye and deep enthusiasm for what she does every step of the way.
I will most definitely work with her again and look forward to it when we do. "
"Anthea did some sonic branding work for Asymmetrical Press, and the best part of the experience was finding that she just GOT it right away.− Colin Wright, Asymmetrical Press
I answered some questions and told her about what we do and what we aspire to, and she got to work, creating a collection of versatile sounds and music for us that fits the brand and the type of people we want to attract.
Really great experience. "
We live in the age of technology, logos surround us – but what do they sound like? BRANDSOUND
Fox Force Five
Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch and Wes Anderson all have unique approaches to songs in their films.
Inspired by these greats, FOX FORCE FIVE joins the Vanguard to bring a new night of film and awesome live tunes. Screening a handful of short films from Australia’s hottest young filmmakers, followed by live film songs performed by an ever changing group of screen composers.
The Fox Force Five includes: Damien Lane, Jai Pyne, Jodi Phillis, Tim Oxley, Jared Underwood, Doug Hazel, Helen Grimley, Pru Montin, Adam Moses, Andrew Scott, Dave Kemp and Anthea Varigos.
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