Events Committee Chair
I am composer and composer’s assistant who specialises in video games, anime, and female-led narratives. I have been an events committee member AGSC for two years. I hosted Star Scores with Jesy Nelson and Nami Melumad in 2022, and was involved behind the scenes for several other events. I am an avid member of the Australian game audio community, having spoke at both High Score and PAX this year. As a composer, my most recent work is as Sub-Composer for Season Three of The Rising of the Shield Hero alongside Kevin Penkin and Alfredo Sirica, and as composer of additional music/sound design for the video game Every Hue of You. I am currently working on an unannounced JRPG to be released in 2024.
I am passionate about supporting and encouraging emerging and established composers alike. I started a forum earlier this year called Game Audio Goals where composers list their goals to seek the accountability and encouragement needed to achieve them. I also previously started an online group called Neurodivergent Creative Melbourne for neurodivergent artists to connect and share their work, which now has over 300 members.
If I were to be a board member, I would like to amplify the voice of video game composers and offer them formalised support as the video game industry in Australia rapidly grows. I would ultimately like to see video game composers given the same importance in the screen music industry as film and television composers currently have. I am also passionate about amplifying BIPOC voices, and would love to seek out opportunities to help composers of colour to receive the recognition they deserve. I am neurodivegent, and therefore would also be interested in developing support systems for other neurodivergent composers.
NATALIE JEFFREYS is a composer, sound designer, and composer’s assistant based in Melbourne, Australia. Her most recent work is as Sub-Composer for Season Three of The Rising of the Shield Hero alongside Kevin Penkin and Alfredo Sirica, and as composer of additional music/sound design for the video game Every Hue of You. She is currently working on an unannounced JRPG to be released in 2024.
She has most recently made a career out of assisting and orchestrating for composers, beginning with the video game Gods Unchained, assisting composer Simon Hanna, aka. GrandPrizeBigFuzz. As a recipient of the 2021 APRA AMCOS Women in Screen and Games Mentorship Program with Kevin Penkin, she also went on to assist him for several of his anime projects.
As a composer, she is particularly passionate about scoring female-led films. Her work includes collaborations with Jennifer Monk on the online series and stage play Super Jenny (with La Mama Theatre), the short film River Hags, the web-series Allsorts Arts, and short film Hansel’s Gretel. She also scored the short film The Testosterone Club (F Word Films), and the proof of concept for the comedy series Michael and Phillip (Northern Star Productions). She is also a spoken word artist and won the Melbourne Spoken Word Prize in 2018 for her poem “The Purity of Sadness.”