Each Story City project has a multitude of musicians to thank for its adventures. This is the page where you can find out more about each of our musician / composers.
If you would like to be considered as a musician for one of our adventures in the future, please sign up to our adventure artist newsletter here. This is the newsletter we will be using to let interested composers know about future projects they can pitch for.
Adventure Musicians / Composers
Paul Attanasio: Composer, Who are The Firm? (Story City: Grange 2016)
Paul Attanasio is a musician/composer/DJ from Adelaide, Australia, who works under the recording alias ‘Nasio’; specialising in dynamic live performance and music for media. Trained in jazz performance, music composition and creative technologies, he has toured Australia as a drummer/percussionist and holds DJ residencies at some of Adelaide’s finest venues. Working between his studio in the CBD and a recording studio in the Adelaide Hills, Paul creates music using advanced digital technologies, analog instruments and hardware. Previous clients include: Adelaide Fringe, Guinness World Records, SAMFS, Lounge Masters and more.
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Tom Bourne: Narration, Story City: Adelaide 2015
TOM BOURNE is a Multi-Award Winning Writer, Actor, Speaker and Producer who loves nothing more than helping to breathe life into engaging stories – whether for radio, on-line, animated or live action TV series, or the big screen – which is why he jumped at the chance to voice Adelaide’s wonderfully entertaining StoryCity stories. As well as Acting and Voice Acting, Tom is currently juggling roles as Producer and Co-Writer of the J. Harkness feature film ASH and Producer of the pilot for Best-Selling Author Scott Russell Hill’s TV series SPOOKY PEOPLE. In August 2015, Tom placed in the Top 15 of the 1100 screenwriters from around the world who entered the prestigious 2015 NYC Midnight Screenwriting Challenge. Judges note that Tom’s scripts are “Exquisite…the tension is palpable and the stakes feel high throughout” whilst also being “Well structured with interesting and believable characters …distinctive and authentic dialog…(and) vivid imagery…” Tom Bourne can be found on-line at http://bourne2.com.au
Drew Butcher: Composer, Ready or Not (Story City: Adelaide 2015)
Drew Butcher (b.1990) was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and moved with his family to Adelaide at an early age. His first musical experiences were as a budding Trumpet player from age 9. He transitioned to French Horn at the age of 12, adding the Guitar from 13 where he entered the specialist music program at Marryatville High School. After completing a Diploma of Sound Engineering in 2014 he entered the Elder Conservatorium of Music as a principal study composition student. Since working as a composer, his music has been featured on a documentary in 2014 and a feature length film in 2015 created by students studying at AC arts college.
Thomas James: Composer, The Captain and the Curse (Story City: Port Adelaide 2016)
Thomas James’ current musical work is influenced and informed by post-graduate studies in interactive digital media and design. His music inhabits the space between genres, distilled into a consilient audiatory stew and destined for incorporation within new media art. Born and raised in SA, he returned from Western Australia to live in Port Adelaide in late 2014. Thomas has been twice nominated for the Western Australian Music awards Song Of The Year contest, under the moniker tOmNtum. He began his musical career at the Digital Art Studio, Film and Television Institute, Fremantle. You can find more from Thomas at: https://soundcloud.com/verterstudios
Thom Lion: Sound Engineer, Story City: Adelaide 2015
Thom Lion is a respected sound designer, radio producer and songwriter – hailing from the western suburbs of Adelaide. He has won multiple awards for his work in radio advertising, and is known for his creative flair and strong directional skills – continuously extracting the best out of actors & voice talent throughout his collaborations. His distinct song writing has garnered praise from around nation, gaining airplay on Triple J, Double J and a raft of community stations across Australia. Raised by free spirited parents in the 90’s, Thom was allowed to decide his own middle name at the age of 4. Having an obsession with lions, at a time when “The Lion King” and Elton John were burning bright in his life – Lion is what he chose. You can find him at: http://www.thomlion.com or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThomLion or Twitter: @Thom__Lion or on Instagram: @thomlion
Adam Richie: Composer, The Treasure of Light (Story City: Adelaide 2015)
Adam Ritchie has an extensive history in the Australian original music scene as a performer/composer for over 20 years and has also been widely known as an experimental and improvisational artist for many years. Specialising in guitar, bass and electronics, Ritchie melds and shifts between various genres with a creative and unique sound stamp whether this is for live performance, sound design, film scores or audio installations.
Further information of past projects, current works and social media platforms can be found at aritchie.com
Schae: Composer, 2015 Brisbane City Council Street Reads Stories
Part-musician part-sound designer, Schae considers Ableton to be his instrument, and has integrated his sound for films, theatre, and site-specific works. He specialises in recording the ordinary and transforming it to create the surreal. With a DJ background, he has an understanding of listeners psychology and by studying a Bachelor of Entertainment Industries and Music at QUT – he knows some handy big words. His credits include co-founding Terra Nemo Theatre Company and designing original sound for all its shows so far (2013-2015); Rabbar (Vena Cava Productions, Anywhere Festival 2015), and (im)permanence (FAST 2014). His future aims will see him integrating his new-found captivation for cymatics (visualising sound) with theatre, concerts and nightclubs. His portfolio can be found on soundcloud.com/djschae Schae is collaborating with Sam Henry, who goes under the name Fly Free, another Brisbane-based musician/sound designer. You can find his work on soundcloud.com/flyaus
Time Keeper Music: Composers, 2014 Brisbane City Council Street Reads Stories
Time Keeper Music is the evolution of two Australian Composers, Kathleen Tully & Ian Symons, who have over 25 years’ experience and write in over 20 genres of music. Their first album together is named ‘Acoustic Mapping’ and comprises of stellar musicians from all over Australia and New Zealand including: Sally Jefferys, Michaela Burnett & Piri Broughton, Karl Schultz & producer Scott Mullane to name a few. Time Keeper has written across many different formats from website backing tracks to music for Company Training Videos. Recent projects include the Opti-minds 25 year celebration song which was played for the first time at the Opti-minds National finals at the University of Queensland. For further information: www.timekeepermusic.com
Jed Walters: Composer, 2015 Story City: Gold Coast Stories
Jed A. Walters is an award winning composer and musician based out of Brisbane, Queensland. At 24, Walters’ musical career spans over 10 years, including his ongoing work with Brisbane blues rock outfit The Blackwater Fever, contributions to Gold Coast artist Aquila Young and his own electronic project Tesla Cøils. Walters has won Best Original Score at the 2012 Griffith Film School Awards for the short film “Legionnaire”, and has performed at festivals including Big Day Out and Byron Bay Bluesfest. His diverse styles in varying outfits, abilities on multiple instruments, and a vast understanding of genre and film scores are what set Walters apart from your everyday musician.
Tim Whitt: Composer, The Adelaide Time Caper (Story City: Adelaide 2015)
Tim Whitt is a DJ, producer, composer and sound designer. He has a diverse taste in music from Kylie Minogue, Tom Waits and Major Lazer to Public Enemy and Ennio Morricone but is particularly partial to hip hop and 1970s funk and soul. He enjoys digging for records, working with samples and funk drum breaks and has a strong affinity for 7″ vinyl singles. Tim moonlights as a DJ but is slowly transitioning into producing more music for others and composing for short films, games and television as a way of making money without staying up way past his bedtime, entertaining drunks. As a veteran live performer, Tim Whitt has played at some of Australia’s biggest music festivals: Big Day Out, St. Jerome’s Laneway, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, SPIN OFF and Parklife and supported artists such as: Seth Sentry, Tkay Maidza, Luke Million, Regurgitator and Lindsay Stirling (USA). You can find him on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/