"Amanda is a perfectionist and has a very rare special musical imagination...she has a true talent for FILM SCORES and we loved collaborating with her.
Her personality is exciting, thrilling and forward going, all these qualities come through her compositions!""
- Rosi Dusheva -
FOUNDER LONDON FILM ORCHESTRA
Australian born composer and pianist Amanda Lee Falkenberg began her journey into composition through hours spent in ballet studios as an accompanist, including pianist with the Australian Ballet company in 2000. She wrote over 120 compositions to accompany ballet dancers as they trained, which led to her Moving With Music 3-part CD series. In 2003 saw the world premiere of her orchestral 30-minute ballet "Edge of the World" commissioned and performed at the International Barossa Music Festival with the prestigious Leigh Warren and Dancers, which received glowing reviews from the national press.
Inspired by visual imagery, Falkenberg's natural progression led her to write for film and TV. Stage plays, documentaries, feature films including the orchestral acacia Fusion track to the screen adaption of world Wilfred Thesigers Arabian Sands, and Ben and Izzy a 13 part animation series featuring voice over talents Lucy Lui and Mark Hamill. In July 2017, her 10-minute orchestral suite "Sea Trilogy" received a world premiere at the London Film Music Orchestra Gala Concert with herself conducting.
In October 2017, she completed her 10-minute concerto for piano and orchestra called "Crossing of the Crescent Moon." She then began work on her seven-movement Symphony called THE MOONS SYMPHONY® - a 45-minute celebration of past, present, and future missions to moons of our outer solar system, including a unique perspective for the final movement.
THE MOONS SYMPHONY® is on a mission to bring its message of Earthrise to concert halls worldwide. As a joint effort, along with the enlightened experiences of scientists and astronauts, we aim to ignite a planetary campaign of awe and wonder that inspires humanity into positive action - as we contemplate our place in the universe through a celebration of our Planet, glorious, united, and whole.
In December 2018, the 7th movement of THE MOONS SYMPHONY® accompanied the 50th anniversary Apollo 8 tribute Video at the IMAX theatre at the Kennedy Space Centre with Constellation.Earth astronauts for the iconic Earthrise celebrations.
Falkenberg has given several presentations in Dubai, Geneva, Los Angeles, London to discuss her creative process as a composer. In 2018 Falkenberg received an invitation to present at a Ted x Youth conference in Dubai, "Composing Music to Tell the Secrets of the Moons," where she discussed her latest creation, THE MOONS SYMPHONY®.
Falkenberg has also presented at notable institutions for the scientific and astronomical communities such as Caltech (Beckman auditorium 2018), NASA / JPL (The von Karam Auditorium 2018), THe EPSC - DPC 2019 conference, and the American Astronomical Society (AAS conference 2019) in Seattle.
In October 2020, THE MOONS SYMPHONY® had its first orchestral read through with the Vienna Radio Symphony orchestra conducted by Maestra Marin Alsop. THE MOONS SYMPHONY®, scheduled for a professional recording in 2021, will be performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, London Voices, and conductor Marin Alsop.
In 2020, THE MOONS SYMPHONY® received the "Most Promising Modern Orchestral Symphony Production 2020" award from the UK Media Innovate Awards - Corporate Vision magazine.
Falkenberg has received many nominations and has won multiple international contests including, The Great American Song Contest, Marvin Hamlisch emerging film composer contest in New York, The International Composition Competition in Italy, Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA), and the Los Angeles Music Awards.
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