is being re-released on March 4 on all Streaming platforms.
A new distribution deal means that my soundtrack for the movie THE WAY BACK (Dir. Peter Weir)
is being re-released on March 4 on all Streaming platforms.
Happy to announce that I received a nomination at this years (2021) Screen Music Awards for
Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries.
Congrats also to my two Zeitgeist colleagues and co-composers Brett Aplin and Dmitri Golovko.
Winners will be announced on Feb. 22
A special edition of my ’Sunshine’ soundtrack ’Sunshine Suite’ (Music from the Original TV Series)
will be released in spatial audio (Dolby Atmos) on December 20.
The Dolby Atmos version will initially only be available on Apple Music.
(iTunes pre-order available on December 13)
Tidal and Amazon who also carry the ’spatial audio’ format will follow suit early next year.
All other streaming platforms will have the standard stereo version.
Music composed and produced by Burkhard Dallwitz
Dolby Atmos & Stereo Mix by Christian Scallan @thesoftcentre
APRA 2021 board election now open for voting!
I’ve decided to run as a candidate at this year’s APRA board election.
Voting will be open from today until November 16. Log into the APRA AMCOS writer portal and click on the
'Cast your vote!' link.
This year there will be two vacancies, with Chris Neal retiring permanently after 21 years on the board.
I’ve put my hand up for a position on the board because I think it’s important that Chris’ seat be filled by another screen composer. We need strong representation on the board so our voices are heard.
I’m hoping to gain your support and would be honoured to receive your endorsement.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Here is my election statement:
As a screen composer with over 35 years of experience in the local and international film & TV industry, I’ve always been passionate about the rights of musicians and composers. I came to appreciate very early on in my career the critical role that APRA plays in supporting music creators.Apart from my professional career as a screen composer, I have also had extensive experience dealing with major record labels, publishing companies and independent aggregators through my soundtrack releases.
Our industry has entered a period of significant change via the rapidly evolving streaming platforms for both music and visual content.
Music creators from all sectors of the industry face a very challenging time in not only retaining the rights to their compositions but also receiving fair remuneration for their works.
Royalties are an essential part of a composer’s and musician’s income and APRA plays a vital role in enabling music creators to have a sustainable career.
Having been involved in an ongoing consultation process with APRA on canvassing possible changes in how streaming revenue is distributed to members, it’s become clear to me that APRA management is dealing with complex issues that will have a lasting impact on current and future writer members.
As a way of helping both emerging and established screen composers navigate this increasingly complex work environment, six years ago I co-founded a local support network in Melbourne. This has evolved into well attended quarterly gatherings where issues are raised, questions are answered, experiences are shared and emerging composers are mentored.
As it’s been almost 8 years since APRA last had a Victoria based writer/director on the board, I would welcome the opportunity to contribute to its role in serving and supporting the diverse APRA writer membership and advocating on their behalf.
If elected as a writer/director on the APRA board I would be 100% committed to representing the best interests of my fellow music creators.
I believe my extensive industry experience puts me in a good position to provide valuable insight and meaningful input to any board debate.
The original soundtrack to SBS’s AACTA award winning TV Series SUNSHINE will be released on October 5th on all major streaming platforms.
SUNSHINE is directed by Daina Reid @dainajreid and produced by Ian Collie @easytiger.tv, Anna McLeish and Sarah Shaw @carverfilms.
The series is based in Melbourne's inner-west suburb of Sunshine and follows Jacob Garang, a young South Sudanese-Australian basketballer on the cusp of being selected for the US College league, who gets caught up in a police investigation involving a teenage girl from one of Melbourne's affluent suburbs.
It stars Anthony LaPaglia, Melanie Lynskey and Wally Elnour.
Guardian Australia critic Luke Buckmaster described the series as an "excellent, beautifully balanced drama", and "one of the standout TV shows of the year”.
To pre-save the release on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer click on the link below.
Music composed, produced and performed by Burkhard Dallwitz
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Christian Scallan @thesoftcentre
Violin/Viola: Erkki Veltheim #erkkiveltheim
Cello: Molly Kadarauch @mollykad
Double Bass: Sam Anning @anningsam
Kora: Amadou Suso @amadoujalysuso
Vocals: Ajak Kwai @ajakkwai
Guitar: David Herzog #davidherzog
The soundtrack to Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries will be available on all major streaming platforms on Friday the 25th of June 2021. To pre-save this release please click below.
Ms. Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries Series 2
Commenced work on the new series of MFMOD together with my 'Zeitgeist Music' co-composers Brett Aplin and Dmitri Golovko. We're excited to again collaborate with the brilliant team at Every Cloud Productions!
After licensing the first season, AMC Networks’ Acorn TV returns to commission the second season of Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries with Acorn Media Enterprises from Every Cloud Productions in association with all3media international. From the creators of global sensation Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox, this 1960s-set spinoff features the fearless, fun, and charmingly down-to-earth Peregrine Fisher (Logie-nominated Geraldine Hakewill, Wanted) in the lead role as Phryne Fisher’s niece who inherited a windfall from her famous aunt and sets out to become a world-class private detective in her own right. Called a "vivacious crime series (standing) alone and above any comparisons to the original series" by IndieWire and “clever crime fare” by The New York Times, Season 1 exclusively premiered on Acorn TV as four feature-length mysteries in the U.S. and Canada in April 2019. Season 2 will feature eight one-hour mysteries. The Acorn TV Original Series will begin production this October and exclusively premiere on Acorn TV in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and in its home country on Acorn TV Australia in 2021 and thereafter on the Seven Network in Australia. Leading independent international distributor all3media international will manage distribution in the rest of the world.
Locusts wins 'Best Music Score' at the 2020 Melbourne Indie Film Festival.
Due to Covid 19 this was delayed with winners only announced today.