a few words about lisa gerrard
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Lisa Gerrard's (born 12.04.1961) name may be new to the world of film music, but not to fans of contemporary world music. As half of the Australian duo DEAD CAN DANCE, Gerrard and collaborator Brendan Perry forged a unique sound that crossed the traditions of neo-classical, choral, baroque, gothic, medieval and troubadour music, and spanned the diverse cultures of Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and beyond. This spirit has mesmerized people worldwide, as each of their albums sold to a progressively larger audience. In all they released eight critically acclaimed albums. In 1995, Gerrard recorded her first solo album, The Mirror Pool. After reuniting with Perry for 1996's Spiritchaser, and a DCD World Tour, Gerrard recorded her second solo effort, 1998's Duality. She recently branched into the realm of film, having recorded music for Michael Mann's 1999 film The Insider. She collaborated with renowned composer Hans Zimmer on the score for 2000's Best Picture winner Gladiator, resulting in a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, as well as nominations for Grammy, BAFTA and Chicago Film Critics Awards. Most recently she worked with Pieter Bourke on the Michael Mann film Ali, the story of boxing great Muhammed Ali, earning a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score..
AWARDS / NOMINATIONS
GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD NOMINATION (2002) ALI
*shared award / nomination