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Steve Francis

Composer

Steve is a composer and sound designer, originally from Adelaide. An opportunity to produce and mix David Page’s work on Alchemy for The Australian Ballet in 1997 led to an ongoing collaboration with Bangarra. The Dark Emu score was his twelfth for Bangarra.

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Bio

Steve is a composer and sound designer originally from Adelaide. An opportunity to produce and mix David Page’s work on Alchemy for The Australian Ballet in 1997 led to an ongoing collaboration with Bangarra. The Dark Emu score was his twelfth for Bangarra.

As composer and sound designer, he has also worked with Sydney’s premier theatre companies, including Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Belvoir and Griffin. He has composed for a number of films, including The Turning, the multi award-winning dik, Leah Purcell’s She Say, the Dendy Award-winning film Black Talk, Berlin Festival winner Djarn Djarns, the MMF Award-winning documentary Mr Patterns, the AFI Award-winning short film Box and the documentaries How the light Gets in, Macumba and Picture the Women.

For television, Steve has scored for the Channel Nine series Cops LAC, the mini-series Dangerous for Fox and the internationally released series Double Trouble. With David Page, Steve also composed and produced music for the Sydney Olympic and World Cup rugby opening ceremonies.

As well as two nominations for sound design, Steve has won two Helpmann Awards for Best Original Score for two Bangarra productions (Walkabout, 2002 and Belong, 2011 with David Page). He has also won two Sydney Theatre Awards for Best Music and Sound Design.

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Awards

  • 2012
    Helpmann Awards for Best Original Score, 'Belong'
  • Sydney Theatre Awards for Best Music and Sound Design
  • 2002
    Helpmann Award for Best Original Score, 'Walkabout'
  • 2002
    Deadly Award for Excellence in Theatrical Score, 'Walkabout'
  • 2003
    Helpmann Award for Best Original Score, 'Walkabout'