Alison Cole

Composer/Sound Designer/Owner

Sydney, Australia
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About me

I grew up on Cockatoo Island in Sydney harbour, surrounded by industry and the sea. It was a childhood fuelled by creativity and imagination. My true passion is music and sound – how it makes you feel, how it can change the tone and ambiance of a picture and create a narrative. Since founding Groove Q with Dave Smith in 2001, I've delivered emotive & award-winning results for my clients. Creative partners value my listening & observation skills, technical mastery, & creative advice. I'm a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and AFTRS (Orchestration for film). My film score composition work has featured at Cannes Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival and the Sydney Film Festival. I've been a Tropfest winner, Best Composition Awards winner (ProMax ANZ) and People’s Choice Award (B&T 2017) She has scored for TV series, award winning TV Channel ID campaigns, sound and music installations (Vivid & Burning Man 2018), TVC’s, and international brand campaigns. I've performed in ARIA award winning electronic dance bands, touring around Australia and the globe. I'm passionate about translating the ideas of my collaborators into the emotional language of music. My command of genres and musical scope can be seen through the variety of my work and awards. • Cannes 2018 Awards: Gold & Bronze winner 'Australian Tourism' digital campaign • Business & Technology (B&T) Women In Media Awards ‘People’s Choice’ 2017 • Winner Gold Promax 'Best Music Composition' for LifeStyle EMBARRASSING BODIES 2014 • Original Score, & Sound Design, STILL LIFE, Winner of the Tropfest QANTAS Award 2014 • Winner Best Short Film, American Pavilion, Cannes Film Festival 2014. Original Score, THE WILDING, Berlin IFF Finalist, Winner of the SBS Award, ST. KILDA Film Festival 2012. • Original Score, & Sound Design, CRIMSON ROOM, Golden Palm, Mexico International Film Festival 2012. • Music & Branding, WORLD MOVIES AUSTRALIA, World Promax Gold 2011. • Music & Branding, LIFESTYLE, World Promax Gold 2010.

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  • Music Composition
  • Sound Design
  • Orchestration
  • Editing Sound
  • Production
  • Branding
  • Film
  • Television
  • Advertising
  • Audio Branding

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Groove Q

    Work history


    Music Composer

    Groove Q

    Jan 2001
    • Sydney, Australia
    • Full Time
    • Since it’s inception in 2001, Groove Q has earned an enviable reputation for imaginative and beautifully crafted composition and sound design. Groove Q translate the ideas of clients and collaborators into the emotional language of music.