BIOGRAPHY

 

With a background in classical composition and a Masters Degree from AFTRS in composing for screen, Edwin Montgomery is a composer, musician and sound designer who works across film, games, immersive theatre, installations and mixed media artworks. They have an enduring interest in the nexus that exists between the worlds of music, film, fine art, philosophy and technology. This teemed with a penchant for history, magic realism and ‘Lynchian macabre’ continues to steer their practice into new and exciting territory. They are known for the epic orchestral soundtrack to Warhammer 40,000: Regicide (nominated for Best Audio at the Australian Game Developer Awards), the dystopian soundtrack to Wasteland (recently released by Microsoft and Remote Control Records) and their live solo performances of original multi-instrumental film scores including rescoring Werner Herzog’s Fata Morgana.

 

Recently they scored the award-winning feature documentary Time, which won Best Documentary Directing at Sundance 2020. Edwin also creates unique sonic-driven interactive multimedia artworks including the cult hit Sisyphus Reborn, and Neon Cyborg Cat Club, a lush 3D interactive music generator funded by the City of Melbourne. They are currently developing the sound design and live musical score for The Parallel Effect – the recipient of the Graham F Smith Peace Award and commissioned by Next Wave Festival; and Isolationist Nightclub Simulator, an online interactive music experience funded by Creative Victoria.

 

 

 


SELECTED WORKS

 

Neon Cyborg Cat Club, Interactive artwork (2020)

https://neoncats.club

Role - original music, sound design, programming, writing

Time, feature film, Concordia Studio (2020)

https://www.sundance.org/projects/time

Role - original music

 

Wasteland Remastered, Game Soundtrack, Microsoft (2020)

https://bossbattle.lnk.to/wasteland

Role - original music

 

The Parallel Effect, Immersive Installation, Origami Flight

(scheduled May 2020 – postponed due to COVID)

Contextual teaser: https://vimeo.com/335973103

Role - original music, sound design, performance

 

Silent No More, Documentary Series, ABC (2019)

https://iview.abc.net.au/show/silent-no-more

Role - original music (with The DA’s Office)

 

Song Animals, Game (2019)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1036200/Song_Animals/

Role - sound design, original music, code

 

Exile, VR Animation, Dreamr (2019)

[in post-production]

Role - original music

 

Dreamer’s Gate, Video component of installation, Origami Flight (2019)

https://vimeo.com/295312554

Role - sound design

 

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide, Soundtrack Album (2018)

https://bossbattle.lnk.to/regicide

Role - original music

 

Neverwinter: Ravenloft, Game Cinematic (2018)

https://vimeo.com/277564652

Role - original music

 

Game of Thrones: Conquest - Rally the Realm, Game Cinematic (2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcWkETa-8KQ

Role - sound design, music editing

 

Ghost in the Shell - First Assault Online, Game Cinematic (2017)

https://vimeo.com/226980809

Role - original music

 

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide, Game (2015)

Nominated for best Audio at the Australian Game Developer Awards

https://store.steampowered.com/app/322910/Warhammer_40000_Regicide/

Role - original music

 

Shireen of Al-Walaja, Documentary Film, Origami Flight (2015)

https://vimeo.com/150510257

Role - original music

 

Sisyphus Reborn, Game (2014)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/517910/Sisyphus_Reborn/

Role - sound design, original music, art, writing, code

 

Behind Them There Is Nothing, Solo Album (2014)

https://edwinmontgomery.bandcamp.com/album/behind-them-there-is-nothing

Role - original music

 

Forever Online, Feature Film (2013)

https://edwinmontgomery.bandcamp.com/album/forever-online

Role - original music

 

Fata Morgana, Feature Film [live re-score] (2011)

https://soundcloud.com/edwinmontgomery/sets/fata-morgana-2

Role - original music, live performance

 

Topography, Solo Album (2011)

https://soundcloud.com/edwinmontgomery/sets/topography

Role - original music

 

Second Storey, Aerial Ballet/Light Show, Underbelly Arts Festival (2010)

https://strings-attached.weebly.com/short.html

Role - original music, live performance

 

Travel Ideas, Solo Album (2010)

https://lesstalkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/travel-ideas

Role - original music

 

Roads, Solo Album (2009)

https://open.spotify.com/album/4SfmEWXADLV6c50HHGIlYe

Role - original music

 

Walnut, Short Film, Amy Gebhardt (2007)

https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/the-screen-guide/t/walnut-2007/23546/

Role - original music

 

The Hollow Tree, Short Film, Ed Coy (2007)

https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/the-screen-guide/t/the-hollow-tree-2007/23536/

Role - original music