Works


Musical Theatre credits include her gender-bent 2012 musical The Song of A Princess, and the 2015 horror comedy musical Dr.McCarb's Independent Surgical Hospital On The Hill with book by Michael Heming. Theatre credits include Trade by Alison Bennett (Hurrah Hurrah), Lemon Tree by Alicia Gonzalez (Marquez Laundry Theatre Co), Babelism: Love & Memory concept by Sarah Vickery, and the dance piece Mens Rea: A Shifter's Intent by Raghav Handa. Exhibitions include showings of her music and photo art at Pseudo Space as part of Leichhardt Open Studio Trail (LOST), and Tranemo Art Gallery in Sweden 2014. Maria is currently finalising an installation with artist and researcher Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger which will open at Culture At Work/Sydney in May 2017.

Film credits include the animated short film Chicken Coronation 2014 (Marlon Atinyao), the Macbeth influenced short film Waiting In The Wings 2015 (Melanie Jayne), the musical short To The Top! (Fiona Gillman), for which she won the Best Composer Award sponsored by the Australian Guild of Screen Composers at the Sydney Film School Festival in December 2015. Maria won her second Best Composer Award, at the 25th Sydney Film School Festival for her music and lyrics for the short film Veov Drive by Vittoria Merlino-Dentice. She also recently finished the music and sound design for the documentary short film Without Consent by Diane Busuttil, as well as the sound design for the Croatian short film Into The Blue, in collaboration with Croatian production company Motion together with Swedish Honeypot Productions, developed through Berlinale Talents and Nisi-Masa's European Short Pitch. Into The Blue had its world premiere at Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival in February 2017 and continues its travel around the world.

After a successful run with Trade in Adelaide and Sydney, Maria is currently working with Fiona Gillman and Petra Lovrencic on the comedy sketches Too Pretty To Be Witty as part of ABC's Fresh Blood program. She is also composing music for Sydney based film makers Johan Fredén (Ocean Blue), Lorenzo Monti (Decorum) and Andreas Torstensson (Seek). Based at the Church Street Studios, Maria recently had the supreme pleasure of landing an attachment with multi award winning Australian film and television composer Guy Gross (The Adventure of Priscilla - Queen of the Desert, Farscape) while he is scoring ABC's new television drama series Pulse.


CV

2017
Pulse - Composer's Attachment with Guy Gross - ABC - Clandestine TV / Beyond Entertainment Pty Ltd
Too Pretty To Be Witty - Sketches for ABC's Fresh Blood/iView - by Fiona Gillman
'Antarctica' - Installation - Composer/Sound Designer - by Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger
Decorum - Short Film - Composer - by Lorenzo Monti
Seek - Short Film - Composer - by Andreas Torstensson
Trade - Play - Composer - Hurrah Hurrah Theatre Company - by Alison Bennett
Date Night - Short Film - Composer/Lyricist - by Kyle Clasky
Ocean Blue - Short Film - Composer/Lyricist - by Johan Fredén

2016
Into The Blue - Short Film - Sound Designer - by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic
Without Consent - Documentary Short Film - Composer/Sound Designer - by Diane Busuttil
Veov Drive - Short Film - Composer/Lyricist - by Vittoria Merlino-Dentice
Babelism: Love & Memory - Live Performance Art - Composer/Lyricist - Metanoia Theatre, Melbourne - Concept by Sarah Vickery
Centauri Lucy - Advertisement Short Film - Composer - by Yohet Xia
Blue-S-Cat by Koffi Kwahulé - The Old 505 Theatre, Sydney - dir. Alicia Gonzalez - Hurrah Hurrah
Scandinavian Film Festival - Jazz Band - Songwriter/Performer - Palace Cinemas Sydney
Lemon Tree - Play - Composer/Lyricist - Artefacts, Sydney - Marques Laundry Theatre Co.- by Alicia Gonzalez
Mens Rea: The Shifter's Intent - Dance - Composer - Cairns/Brisbane/London - by Raghav Handa
Trade - Play - Composer - Hurrah Hurrah Theatre Company - by Alison Bennett

2015
Waiting In The Wings - Short Film - Composer - by Melanie Jayne
To The Top! - Musical Short Film - Composer -  by Fiona Gillman
Dr. McCarb's... - Musical Theatre - The New Theatre, Sydney - Book by Michael Heming
Girl of Myth and Legend - Book Soundtrack - Lyricist - by Giselle Simlett
Scandinavian Film Festival - Jazz Band - Songwriter/Performer - Palace Cinemas Sydney

2014
Tranemo Art Gallery - Exhibition: Music & Photo Art - Tranemo Art Group
Lost In Leichhardt - Exhibition: Music & Photo Art - Pseudo Space
Chicken Coronation - Animated Short Film - Score/Sound Design - dir. Marlon Atinyao
Scandinavian Film Festival - Jazz Band - Songwriter/Performer - Palace Cinemas Sydney
Sydney Hair Expo - Jazz Band - Songwriter/Performer - Pivot Point Australia
Make A Wish Foundation - Jazz Band - Songwriter/Performer - Sydney City Tattersalls Club

2013
Reflective Vibrations - Carillon piece - Performed by Lyn Fuller - Centenary of Canberra
Mistaken Identity - Short Film - Composer - dir. Nick Atanasoff
At The Corner - Voice & Body Portfolio - Compilation Album Best of AIM - by Maria Alfonsine

2012
En Prinsessas Sång - Musical Theatre - Wendelsberg's Theatre - by Maria Alfonsine