Rafael May

Rafael May is a strikingly original Australian composer and sound designer, creator of stunning and diverse tracks for film and commercials.

He has won awards at London International, AWARD, Mobius, Kodak Gongs, ADDY and APRA and is a board member of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers.

Recent work includes A League, Vauxhall UK,  Triumph, Big W, NAB, Sydney Theatre Company, The Star Sydney and Levi’s.

Rafael’s Feature scores include THE REEF (“A haunting soundtrack… projects an eerie sense of nature” – FILMWERK UK), ROAD TRAIN (Best Soundtrack Album APRA Screen Music Awards) and BLACK WATER (“marvelously textured and claustrophobically atmospheric”-CINEFANTASTIQUE).

See the feature article in Cinefantastique (click here)

Awards

Cadbury Marvellous Creations
LONDON INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING AWARDS 2016
Winner Silver Best Original Song
APRA AGSC SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS 2016
Finalist Best Music for an Advertisement

BPM Elegant Hedonism
AWARD 2016
Finalist Best Sound Design

CSIRO Infinity
One Show
Finalist Installation

Thomson Reuters New Love
ADDY 2014
Winner Gold

Black Water Soundtrack
APRA AGSC SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS 2013
Winner Best Soundtrack Album

Levi’s Ballet (Levi’s X Korea National Ballet)
LONDON INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING AWARDS 2012
Winner Bronze Best Original Music Score
APRA AGSC SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS 2012
Finalist Best Music for an Advertisement

Astra Zeneca Underwater
ASSG (AUSTRALIAN SCREEN SOUND GUILD) AWARDS 2012
Winner Best Sound for a Television Commercial

Tip Top
EFFIE AWARDS 2012
Winner Bronze

Road Train Soundtrack
APRA AGSC SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS 2011
Winner Best Soundtrack Album

Virgin Money Frequent Flyer Card
AWARD 2011
Winner Best Integrated Campaign

A Runner
APRA AGSC SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS 2010
Finalist Original Song Composed for the Screen

Kit Kat Chunga
AWARD 2009
Winner Interactive Digital
EFFIE 2009
Winner Gold

Snooze Mad World

MOBIUS 2007
Winner Certificate

NZ Maritime SF
APRA AGSC SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS 2006
Finalist Best Music for an Advertisement

ADGA The Journey
KODAK GONGS 2005
Winner Best Sound Design
LONDON INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING AWARDS 2005
Finalist Best Original Music Score

Audi A6
APRA AGSC SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS 2005
Finalist Best Music for an Advertisement

Tooheys Openers
LONDON INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING AWARDS 2004
Finalist Best Original Music Score

BigPond Trawler
LONDON INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING AWARDS 2004
Finalist Best Original Music with Lyrics

Singapore Air Jazzy
LONDON INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING AWARDS 2001
Finalist Best Original Music with Lyrics

SBS Midnight Trolleys
LONDON INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING AWARDS 2000
Winner Best Original Music Score

Studio

Our studio is 10 minutes from the centre of Sydney and a few hundred metres from the Bronte Beach café strip.

The unique studio has an awesome sounding 4 metre high recording room with bullet proof glass skylight, solid tallow wood floors and a grand piano. The studio has seen great recording sessions from orchestral to rock bands, bagpipes to guitars, brass sections to singers and voice overs.

Our mixing room features B&W 801 monitors, top of the line Pro tools HD3 Accel, B&K and Neuman mikes, 55 inch plasma, floor to ceiling artworks, large leather couches, fast FTP and… great fresh ground coffee to be enjoyed on our sunny balcony.

 

Reels

Commercial Reel (click here)

Film Music Reel (click here)

 

Soundtrack Albums

Available on iTunes and CD BABY (click here)