Cornel Wilczek is a music composer for film and TV, producer/engineer, multi instrumentalist and sound artist living in Melbourne Australia. He has composed music for 4 feature films, 2 TV shows and produced over 30 albums for Australian and overseas artists. He has released 4 critically acclaimed albums under the alias Qua on labels Headz (Japan) and Mush Records (USA) and Someone Good. (AU)
2014 saw an AACTA Nomination for his first TV show, the teenage, mystery/drama “Nowhere Boys” (Matchbox Pictures) and in 2015 he won Best Original Score for the feature “These Final Hours” at the Festival international du film fantastique de Gérardmer (France).
He has recently composed the score to a new 6-part Supernatural/Drama “Glitch” (dir. Emma Freeman), to air July 2015 on ABC Australia and has just started his 5th feature film (TBA). Earlier this year he produced the new album for “My Disco” to be released on the label Temporary Residence later this year.
He moved to Melbourne in 2000 to study Music/Sound-Art, with mentors Philip Brophy and Philip Samartzis at Media Arts, RMIT. After his BA, he went on to complete his Masters, majoring in composition in surround. After many years working from a home studio, writing for animation and advertising, Cornel built his commercial studio and business, Electric Dreams, in South Melbourne. Electric Dreams is professional studio that employs 12 people and has a unique combination of analogue and digital equipment. From large ensemble string recordings, to electronic scores, the facility can accommodate just about any production.
Music to Film and TV
In 2012 Cornel completed his first feature film soundtrack for the Australian film “Save Your Legs” (released Feb 2013). Later in 2013, he worked and completed two other films, Zak Hilditch's apocalyptic thriller "These Final Hours" and Angus Sampson's drug smuggling, intestinal thriller "The Mule". In 2014 he composed the thriller/romance "Cut Snake" (released 2015) for Tony Ayres
In 2013 he also began his TV career with the music for Nowhere Boys, Matchbox Pictures (first screened in Australia Nov 2013), in which he received his first AACTA nomination for best Australian Original Music Score for TV. In 2014/15 he completed season 2 of Nowhere Boys.. The first half of 2015, Cornel has been working on the 6-part Supernatural/Drama “Glitch” (dir. Emma Freeman), to be aired July 2015.
Cornel is also renowned as one of Australia’s most in demand composers for the advertising industry, having scored over 150 TV commercials both locally and internationally. His work in this sector has been recognised with multiple awards.
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Electric Dreams Studios
In January 2009 Cornel opened his commercial sound and music studio in South Melbourne to accommodate and consolidate all his sound production. Electric Dreams Studios is a high-end, acoustically designed space (engineered by Chris Morton) that facilitates creative development, broadcast composition and mixing, surround for TV and film, as well as album production. The studio houses 9 employees, including producers, composers, sound-designers and engineers.
Solo Music Artist
Cornel has released four albums under the alias Qua on labels in USA, Japan and Australia.
Touring internationally as a live performer since 2002, Qua performance highlights include two of Australia’s biggest Music Festivals - “Golden Plains” and “Laneway Festival” in 2007 and 2008. He has also played at Liquid Architecture (National 2003), O’Nest (Japan 2005), Sydney International Arts Festival 2009 and Perth Arts Festival 2010.
Cornel’s work has also been exhibited in sound installations at international galleries such as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, ACMI & CCP.
As a Record Producer Cornel has produced and engineered over thirty albums for local and international artists including two award-winning albums for The Wagons: “The Rise and Fall of Goodtown” and “Rumble Shake and Tumble”. 2015 sees the release of My Disco's new album produced by Cornel. He has also produced for Clare Bowditch, Architecture in Helsinki, Miaou, World’s End Press, Mountains in the Sky and PVT.