|Lecturer SOL02 Theatre Sound and Architectural Dreamspace|
Basil is a composer and sound designer,
with an extensive body of work in film & theatre music, music
production, and live performance. He received the 2005 Sydney Theatre
Award for Best Score, for the critically acclaimed Three Furies (Scenes
From The Life Of Francis Bacon), as part of the 2005 Sydney Festival,
2006 Auckland, Perth and Adelaide International Arts Festivals. Theatre
credits include Don’s Party (Melbourne Theatre Company), The Tempest
(Bell Shakespeare), Holding The Man, HHMr Bailey’s Minder and Burning
(Griffin), Ray’s Tempest and What The Butler Saw (Company B), Request
Programme (STC Wharf2Loud), Stephen Sewell’s Myth Propaganda and
Disaster and United States of Nothing, Edmond, Elling and LaRonde (B
Sharp), and Unspoken, which toured nationally.
A graduate of the AFTRS Screen Composing course, he has scored music for films, documentaries, and advertising. Recently he composed the score for the upcoming feature film Romulus, My Father, starring Eric Bana and directed by Richard Roxburgh, and has scored music for short films that have been in major international film festivals & television screenings. His orchestral score for SUB- was nominated for an APRA/AGSC award for Best Score for a Short Film, and was recently screened at the prestigious Park City Film Music Festival and the Sydney Film Festival
Also having a background in architecture, Basil is exploring ideas about the relationships between the dramatic arts, visual media, music, space, acoustics, and sound design. In 2007, he will present his ideas about architecture and theatre sound design at the Prague Quadrennial. He has also presented his lecture Theatre Sound and Architectural Dreamspace to the Australian Theatre for Young People, College of Fine Arts, and The University of New South Wales Architecture School.