Me-Lee Hay is a composer for Screen, Dance and Theatre whose compositions evoke emotions that are dangerous yet beautiful. She is a graduate of the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS), is represented by the Australian Music Centre as an Associate Composer and is currently the Vice President of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC).
With a training in classical piano (A.Mus.A) and cello (C.Mus) combined with past electronica/pop explorations in the touring live band scene, Me-Lee is attracted to sounds of classical textures merging seamlessly with sounds and ambience of the modern world to facilitate a story, emotion and creation of worlds.
Her score for the fantasy driven 30 minute film 'Last Tree Standing' won Best Music for a Short Film at APRA Screen Music Awards as well as Best Music at Iowa's Motion Picture Awards.
She scored the children's feature film “A Second Chance: Rivals!” distributed through Pinnacle Films (2019) as well as full-dome astronomy documentaries for Museum Victoria (narrated by Sigrid Thornton and Geoffrey Rush) recording with a real orchestra. On TV, credits include SBS One cooking show series “Luke Nguyen” and Network Ten’s “Ben’s Menu”.
Off the screen, Hay has been commissioned by Sydney Dance Company's PPY company whilst in theatre, she has been commissioned to work as composer for Sydney Theatre Company and Parramatta Riverside Theatre's joint premiere production of 'White Pearl' which won Best New Ensemble at the Sydney Theatre Awards in 2019.
As a concert composer Hay's film compositions premiered at Adelaide Fringe Festival 2019 performed by the 40 piece Adelaide Wind Orchestra.
Hay's debut album release is a soundtrack album from the documentary feature film about controversial artist Christina Conrad from New Zealand entitled “Heretic” to be released in 2021. Released via Gaga Digital.
Last Tree Standing (30 min short) COMPOSER (APRA Best Music for a Short Film Winner 2017; Best Music Iowa Motion Picture Awards 2018)
A Second Chance:Rivals! (Feature Film) COMPOSER distributed by Pinnacle Films
Luke Nguyen Cooking Series (SBS One) SERIES COMPOSER (Greater Mekong 2, France, UK)
Capturing the Cosmos (documentary narrated by Geoffrey Rush) COMPOSER
Sydney Dance Company PPY – COMPOSER for choreographer Idan Cohen