Dale Cornelius has been described as highly inventive, a truly unique artist, and having an ability to evoke an immediate emotional connection with an audience through music. Cornelius’ musical diversity and distinct scores have made him one of Australia’s premiere film and television composers.
Dale won an AACTA for Best Sound/Music in a Documentary in 2013 for ‘Dr. Sarmast’s Music School’, Best Television Theme Award at the Australian Screen Music Awards 2013 for ‘The Doctor Blake Mysteries’, and has received many nominations here and overseas for his work on feature films, short films and documentaries.
Amongst the feature films Dale has composed music for is ‘Mary & Max’, which was the first Australian film invited to open the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated at the IF Awards for Best Music in a Feature Film.
He has composed music for TV series, telemovies & documentaries screened on the BBC, ABC, SBS; Networks 7, 9 & 10; Discovery, History, and National Geographic channels (amongst many others) and been commissioned twice as lead composer for Australia’s pavilions at World Expo.