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COMPOSER - Music PRODUCER - PIANIST 

"English is my second language. Music is my first..."

 

About

Anisha Thomas
Anisha Thomas

I am very privileged to be an award-winning Australian composer, arranger, orchestrator, music producer and pianist. I completed the Bachelor of Music (Composition) degree with Honours at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. I have experience with a variety of musical styles with my career involving working with a variety of artists from different backgrounds, such as screen, theatre and dance. I have also worked with acclaimed Australian ensembles such as the Australian Art Orchestra, jazz legend Sandy Evans and tenor vocalist Mark Vincent. My music has been featured in various Australian and international productions. 

 

As a screen composer, I regularly compose for a variety of Australian and US Film/TV productions. Some of my screen music credits include 13 short films including the award-winning film Curated Illusions, 3 documentaries, a TV series, a webseries and a feature film. I am a professional member of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers, Australian Academy of the Cinematic Arts and APRA Australia. As a proud advocate and strong believer in diversity and gender equality, I am also a member of Women in Film and Television Australia and the Alliance for Women Film Composers.

 

As a woman of colour, I have felt a strong desire to further my activism and advocacy for greater diversity in the entertainment industry, which is why I founded and also run the sound and music production house Sound-how. I lead a diverse team of composers and sound designers. Sound-how prides itself on providing world-class sound and music production services as well as being a social enterprise, as part of our funds go towards causes helping underrepresented groups and communities. For more information and enquiries, please visit our website.

 

In 2018 I had the absolute honour of winning the Best Original Score award at the Made in the West Festival for my film score for Three Feet Deep, directed and written by Rachael Belle Myers. I regularly work with the Film/TV industry both in Australia and US. I look forward to 2019 as I have been scheduled to compose for a US/Australian TV Series, a feature film and two documentaries.

 

As a COMPOSER I have worked with a variety of different musical genres and artists and productions off and on-screen. I take great initiative to be versatile

 

As a PRODUCER, I have worked and collaborated with a variety of different musicians and vocalists, and continue to pursue my solo projects.

 

As a PIANIST, I have performed in acclaimed venues such as the opera house, as well as national festivals around Australia.

 

For a quote regarding my services, or even if you'd like to just say hello, please feel free to get in touch. Would love to hear from you.

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Throughout my musical journey, I have been privileged the wonderful opportunity of being part of various projects. As a result I have worked with a variety of different genres, and continually strive to be diverse, versatile and eclectic within my music style. I feel there is a great importance in doing so, in order to be able to provide the most effective music suited for the project.

FEATURED SCREEN MUSIC

FEATURED OFF-SCREEN MUSIC

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SCREEN WORKS

 

I find screen composing to be greatly rewarding. To create a soundtrack that enhances the story and its many elements presented on-screen, is a challenge.

 

The marriage between visual and sound is something so beautiful in itself and to be a part of it, is an extraordinary feeling. 

Selected Works:

Curated Illusions - Director: Rachael Belle Myers
The Taint - Director: Tessa Muskett, Chris Dunstan
A Girl Alone - Director: Tessa Muskett
Prey - Director:  Joseph Guinto

 

SHOWREEL 2015-16

Selected Works:

World Peace and a Pony - Director: West
Jimbra - Director: Jason Ide, Writer: Suzanne Rath
Coyotes - Director: Sinan Cevik
Transcending Gender - Director:  Alex Yujin

 

 

credits/Projects

FEATURED CASE STUDIES

COMPOSER   Curated Illusions (Directed By Rachael Belle Myers

COMPOSER

Curated Illusions (Directed By Rachael Belle Myers

PIANIST   Partnership with La Voce Music

PIANIST

Partnership with La Voce Music

MUSIC PRODUCER   Solo and Collaborative Projects

MUSIC PRODUCER

Solo and Collaborative Projects

Selected Screen Credits

Welcome to the Family

Genre: Webseries

Created by: Elisa Cristallo

Produced by: Nuh Productions

Forever Love

Genre: Experimental Short Art Film

Director: Tessa Muskett

Three Feet Deep (2018)

Genre: Thriller/Crime, Short Film

Director: Rachael Belle Myers

Awards: Best Original Score, Made in the West

My Friend Has a Giant Golden Clitoris (2018)

Genre: Documentary

Director: Julia Landrey

 

Prey (2018)

Genre: Drama, Short film

Director: Joseph Guinto

 

The Bench Series (2017)

Genre: TV series

Created by Tim Fox & Justina Ward

Produced by The Hub Studio

 

Curated Illusions (2017)

Genre: Drama, Short Film

Director: Rachael Belle Myers

 

The Taint (2017)

Genre: Psychological Thriller, Short Film

Directors: Tessa Muskett & Chris Dunstan

 

Vegan is a Dirty Word (2017)

Genre: Documentary

Director: Marie Butler-Cole

 

A Girl Alone (2017)

Genre: Drama, Short Film

Director: Tessa Muskett

 

Valencia (2017)

Genre: Short Art Film.

Director: Chris Paraskevas

 

Jimbra (2016)

Genre: Drama, Short film

Director: Jason Ide

 

Coyotes (2016)

Genre: Drama, Short film

Director: Sinan Cevik

 

Transcending Gender (2016)

Genre: Documentary

Director: Alex Yujin 

 

World Peace and a Pony (2015)

Genre: Comedy, Feature Film

Director: West

 

At Home with the Snarks (2015)

Genre: Comedy, Short film

Director: Suzanne Rath

 

 

 

 

OTHER SELECTED PROJECTS AND CREDITS

2017

'Mirrors'

Composer: Commissioned solo flute work for Australian flautist, Karen Anson.

 

‘Justice4Mums’

Composer: Music for podcast, written by Suzanne Rath. 

 

2016

Creative Forum – ‘I heart my body’ (Celebrating International Women’s Day)

Composer: Supported by the Fairfield City Council with the Social Change through Creativity Grant program. Composed music for dance production of women in the local community.

 

2015

Bangarra Dance Theatre

Composer & Performer: ‘Naayika’ – Collaboration with Dancer Aruna Ghandi.

 

Parramatta Lanes Festival

Composer & Performer: ‘Naayika’ – Collaboration with Dancer Aruna Ghandi.

 

Australian Art Orchestra Residency

Composer & Performer: Collaborated, performed and composed with international artists from India and Australia

 

2014

Sydney Popcorn Festival

Composer & Performer: Performed and composed for local cultural festival.

 

2013 & 2014

Parramasla

Sound Artist/Composer/Performer:

Sound Installation 'Kundalikrta' exhibited. Also performed and composed for international cultural festival.

 

2013

Vivid

Sound Artist/Composer:

Sound Installation 'Kundalikrta' exhibited.

 

2012

Selves

Composer:

Wrote music for You Move Company’s dance production

 

2011

Premier of Emerging Composers

Composer:

'Rasa Lila' - Original Work for Flute Ensemble premiered at the Opera House.

 

 

 

 
 

Testimonials

Anisha is an outstanding young composer with an original voice in acoustic and electro-acoustic music. Her music is wonderfully direct, touching the deepest core of human expression. Anisha is not afraid to take risks, guided by an innate musicality that ensures that her music is fresh and satisfying.

— Sandy Evans OAM, Internationally Renowned Saxophonist and Composer.
Anisha Thomas is a talented film composer and a consummate industry professional. I had the pleasure of working with her on ‘The Taint’, a short film I directed for my Masters in Media Arts and Production at UTS. Anisha brought great skill and sensitivity to the project, delivering a beautiful score that worked to heighten the suspense needed for the film, contributing to its success as a psychological thriller. She easily met all deadlines and was open to making any adjustments required. I would strongly recommend her to anyone needing a music professional for their film or TV project.
— Tessa Muskett, Director, 'The Taint'
Thank you Anisha for your creative work. Your understanding of music composition has benefited the work. Looking forward to working with you again.
— Sinan Cevik, Writer & Director, Coyotes.
Anisha Thomas is a very talented and dedicated composer and performer. I have worked with her on my dance projects and we had a great working relationship, most importantly we enjoyed creating and performing together! She understands and appreciates the nuances of composing music for dance, especially in the context of a cross-cultural project. She brings in immense value and is highly focussed and committed to making any of the projects she undertakes a success. Strongly recommend her if you’re looking for some great music.
— Aruna Gandhi, Dancer, Choreographer & Educator (www.arunagandhi.com)
Anisha has worked for me as a composer for a short film produced last year. She is professional to work with, prompt with delivering on tasks required of her, but most importantly an extremely talented musician. I consider myself extremely lucky to have her music as part of my project, and hope to have her on board again in the future.
— Alex Yujin, Writer, Director & Journalist, 'Transcending Gender'.
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Contact 

Anisha Thomas

anisha@anishathomas.com

0407 609 262

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