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Beyond the Screen


Beyond the Screen : Australian Film Music in the Secondary Classroom Music Education Resource Kit With music by Burkhard Dallwitz, Christopher Gordon, Caitlin Yeo, Bryony Marks and Chiara Costanza / Dr Joanna Drimatis.

  • 193 p. : ill., music ; 30 cm. + study scores
  • Published by Australian Music Centre — July, 2023
  • Purchase Price: $109.09 (Usually ships in 3-8 business days) — Add to Cart
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Australian Works Analysed in this Kit

 Way Back (2010) by Burkhard Dallwitz
 Truman Show (1998) by Burkhard Dallwitz
Secret River (2015) by Burkhard Dallwitz
 New Gold Mountain (2021) by Caitlin Yeo
 Danger Close (2019) by Caitlin Yeo
 Butterfly Tree (2017) by Caitlin Yeo
 Ladies In Black (2018) by Christopher Gordon

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This resource is to assist educators in accessing, understanding and teaching Australian film music by to students in the classroom environment. The resource is for primarily secondary school students and can be incorporated in classroom programs at the senior level, Years 10-12. The content of this resource includes an introduction to the film music with a discussion on the process and techniques required for writing for film. This is followed by an overview of the five composers of which three have scores accompanying the clips. The music by composers Caitlin Yeo, Burkhard Dallwitz and Christopher Gordon includes scores with accompanying the film clips that can beaccessed by Youtube links. These are followed by film clips with music by Bryony Marks and Chiara Costanza. Each example includes a discussion of these composers and their works with detailed listening guides. Towards the end of the kit are teaching prompts/ideas to assist with the presentation and study of these works in the classroom. These prompts or tasks have been divided into Aural/Musicology, Performance and Composition.

ISBN: 978-0-909168-17-9


"Beyond the Screen is a much needed resource for Secondary Classrooms, as it provides a modern selection of composers' film scores that shine a light on Australian storytelling today. Dr. Joanna Drimatis has delved into the varied musical material to present a rich analysis of the music in a digestible format for teachers and students alike. I hope this kit will prove to students that Australian film composers are just as interesting and compete highly against their international counterparts, and that they grow an appreciation for our home-grown talent."

- Jessica Wells, composer 



This kit is also available as a digital PDF eBook! Purchase a digital copy online here.


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