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Final Ms Fisher recording session

May 21, 2021

Here are a few pics from yesterday’s final recording session with guitarist Dave Herzog. Christian Scallan is behind the desk with Burkhard and me pretending to be important

Ms Fisher premiere screening

May 20, 2021

What a blast! Had an awesome time last night at the premiere screening of season 2 of Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries with the Zeitgeist Music team.

Met a bunch of fantastic people working both in front of and behind the camera. And most of the cast was there including Geraldine Hakewill, Joel Jackson (thanks for the shout out Joel!), Catherine McClements, Louisa Mignone, Toby Truslove and Greg Stone.

Huge thanks to Fiona Eagger, Deb Cox and the entire Every Cloud team for the opportunity.

Thanks also to my fellow Zeitgeist co-composers Burkhard Dallwitz and Dmitri Golovko, and to Christian Scallan for the fabulous mix.

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It’s a wrap!

May 14, 2021

20 episodes, 371 cues and almost 6 hours of music later, I’ve just delivered the score for the final episode of season two of The Bureau Of Magical Things! And the final episode is massive!

Thanks to Jonathan Shiff, Barry Lanfranchi, Julia Adams, Ralph Ortner and the entire cast and crew of the show for your hard work and inspiration. Won’t be long now… 😎

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First trailer for series 2 of Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries

April 28, 2021

First trailer for the new season of Ms Fisher‘s Modern Murder Mysteries is out! This is what we at @zeitgeistaus have been working hard on for the last few months. Having a lot of fun writing the music score for this one! Launches June 7 on Acorn TV

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Trailer for season 2 of The Bureau Of Magical Things

April 22, 2021

I’m excited to share with you the trailer for season two of our award-winning TV series ‘The Bureau of Magical Things’! I’m proud to have scored this fabulous show (and this trailer of course 😎)

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The Bureau of Magical Things Season 2 Poster

March 12, 2021

It’s here! The official poster for season two of The Bureau of Magical Things. Proud to be scoring this fabulous #AACTA award-winning series

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The Gloaming poster on Lincoln Blvd in LA!

March 10, 2021

Well this is pretty damn awesome! 😎

Promo for The Gloaming on Lincoln Blvd, LA! Premieres March 21 on Starz in North America
Photo by showrunner Vicki Madden!

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The Gloaming premiering on Starz

February 20, 2021

For those of you in the US it looks like our series The Gloaming is premiering on STARZ on March 21! Music by us all at Zeitgeist Music (Burkhard Dallwitz, Brett Aplin and Dmitri Golovko). Check out the trailer below.

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The Bureau of Magical Things was in the Netflix worldwide Top Ten!

February 7, 2021

So I’ve just discovered that the first series of our show “The Bureau of Magical Things” is in the top 10 most streamed TV series worldwide on Netflix. Who’d have thought! Bodes well for series 2. 😎

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Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries series 2 is coming

February 3, 2021

Dusting off our 60s chops for the upcoming new series of Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries starring the fabulous Geraldine Hakewill and Joel Jackson. Thanks to Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox and all at Every Cloud Productions!

Streaming service Acorn TV picked series 2 (apparently series 1 did very well overseas) but I’m told it will end up on Channel 7 thereafter!

My co-composers Burkhard Dallwitz and Dmitri Golovko at Zeitgeist Music are busy looking for some 60s duds. Burkhard didn’t have to look hard…

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Look what turned up in time for Christmas

December 26, 2020

Look what turned up just in time for Christmas! Yes, it’s probably a little boastful but I do like to have a copy of projects I’ve scored displayed on the studio shelf (even if I did accidentally purchase region A discs without thinking #Idiot #GlobalizationFail).

Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries and My Life Is Murder were both scored under our Zeitgeist Music banner established with co-composers Burkhard Dallwitz and Dmitri Golovko. https://www.zeitgeistmusic.com.au/

#MsFishersModernMurderMysteries – Fiona Eagger, Deb Cox, Beth Frey, Fiona Banks, Kevin Carlin, lynn hegarty
#MyLifeIsMurder – Nick Murray, Claire Tonkin, Elisa Argenzio, Leah Purcell, Carol Johnston
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The Bureau of Magical Things season 2 is on!

December 23, 2020

The Bureau of Magical Things‘ is back for series 2!

Like many in the broader arts community, COVID hit the film and television sector hard and almost all productions were shut down. This affected many industry creatives including screen composers like myself. Many still don’t have work. However, I’m one of the lucky ones, back busily scoring the 2nd season of the worldwide hit TV series ‘The Bureau of Magical Things’ for Nickelodeon, ZDF Enterprises & Network 10! I’m very grateful to Jonathan M. Shiff and the team.

The first season of ‘Bureau’ screened in over 170 territories and received an AACTA award for Best Children’s Television, and is also available to stream on Netflix.

#musiccomposer #filmcomposer #australiantv #australianfilm #filmmusic #filmmaking #covid #grateful Barry Lanfranchi Julia Adams Evan Clarry Grant Brown

The Gloaming acknowledged with an AACTA nomination

November 4, 2020

Well that’s not bad is it?

Very pleased that this fabulous series has been acknowledged with an AACTA nomination for Best Mini-Series. Congrats to producers Vicki Madden, John Molloy & Fiona McConaghy, directors Greg McClean, Sian Davies and Michael Rymer, and all the cast and crew!

The Gloaming score composed by Burkhard Dallwitz, Brett Aplin and Dmitri Golovko of Zeitgeist Music. Listen to music here.

Fingers crossed for a second series!

The Bureau of Magical Things is now on Netflix

October 31, 2020

Look what just showed up on Netflix! It appears the exclusive rights that Nickelodeon had to The Bureau of Magical Things have expired. Is this just on in Australia or worldwide?

Apparently Netflix has me at an 89% match for the show. I’m still trying to figure out what this says about me…

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Zeitgeist Music launch!

October 18, 2020

Since 2018 I’ve been collaborating with Burkhard Dallwitz and Dmitri Golovko on high profile productions allowing us to deliver the highest quality scores despite increasingly tight and often overlapping post-production schedules. We formalised this partnership earlier this year creating Zeitgeist Music a team which has now scored international feature films such as The Longest Shot, TV drama productions including the ABC/Netflix series Pine Gap, Network Seven’s Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, Network Ten’s My Life is Murder and the critically acclaimed STAN/ABC Disney drama series The Gloaming.

We are just getting started!

Please visit the Zeitgeist Music website for more information

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Three nominations for the 2019 APRA Screen Music Awards!

October 18, 2019

Pretty damn chuffed to have received three nominations for this years APRA Screen Music Awards: two for The Bureau of Magical Things (Best Television Theme and Best Music for Children’s Television) and one alongside my awesome co-composers Burkhard Dallwitz and Dmitri Golovko for Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries (Best Music for a Telemovie or Mini-series).

Big thanks to all involved on both productions and congratulations to all the nominees!

Check out more information in this article from Inside Film

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