Natasa Paulberg is an Australian/Irish composer, performer and conductor based in Dublin and Los Angeles, with compositions for the concert hall, television, film, advertising and gaming. She is the lead composer for the Haunted Planet Studios gaming company and was winner of the Contemporary Music Centre’s 2012 Ad Astra Composition Competition, as well as receiving the 2013 Fulbright scholarship for composition, where she attended UCLA’s Film Scoring Program in Los Angeles. She lectured in orchestral score preparation, music technology and thesis supervision on the MA in Film Scoring & Visual Media at Pulse College based in Windmill Lane Recording Studios in Ireland. Natasa currently lectures in Scoring Music for Games, Film Composer Career & Major Project Development and thesis supervision on the M.F.A. in Music for Motion Pictures and Contemporary Media at the Film Scoring Academy of Europe.
Natasa has worked on Los Angeles projects with composers Garry Schyman (The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, Bioshock Infinite) and Christopher Young (Gods Behaving Badly, A Madea Christmas) and with orchestrator Peter Bateman. She has also written music for concert commissions with performances at The National Concert Hall, Samuel Beckett Theater, Cake Contemporary Centre, Centre for Creative Practices and Smock Alley Theatre. Her piece A Star was included on UCD Choral Scholars Perpetual Twilight CD (2019).
Her works have been performed by Los Angeles studio musicians and at many exhibitions and festivals worldwide including the York New Music Festival (UK), New Music Dublin Festival (IRL) and in Washington DC as part of the Capital Irish Film Festival. Natasa also has an interest in promoting film and game music and conducted and arranged the Pixels (2014) audiovisual concert with Téada Orchestra, which presented game music from Bioshock, Final Fantasy and Journey. She also curated and arranged the Minimal Film (2016) film music concert, which showcased minimalist inspired film scores from Philip Glass (The Hours) and Michael Nyman (The Piano), as well as premiered the Butterfly film suite, composed by Natasa for the documentary Butterfly (2014).
Natasa’s score for the 2018 National Australia Bank Advertising Campaign (Clemenger BBDO) was nominated for the Jerry Goldsmith Award (2018) for Best Score for Advertising & Promotion and her Cellar Door Suite for the Free Creation Category.
Natasa obtained her M.Phil in Music and Media Technologies and PhD in composition and music technology at Trinity College Dublin.
Natasa is represented by Avant Music Port.