Natasa Paulberg is an award-winning Australian/Irish composer with compositions for the concert hall, television, film, advertising and gaming. Natasa has scored many projects including the acclaimed The Hunger documentary, narrated by Liam Neeson, and performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the National Australia Bank What do you want? advertising campaign and Screen Ireland's Irish Stories on Screen promotional trailer. She has won two Best Original Score awards for the film The Yellow Dress, Best Original Score and Best Music Award from the International Sound & Film Music Festival for The Hunger, and has been nominated for two Jerry Goldsmith Awards in music for film and advertising. Natasa's piece Atomic Hope, performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, was premiered at the New Music Dublin 2021 festival and the documentary feature premiered at HotDocs in 2022. Natasa also scored the RTÉ series' The Island and The Irish Civil War, narrated by Brendan Gleeson, in 2022.
Natasa's work is largely based on combining orchestral and electronic components in creating a richly layered, hybrid score. Her music has been described as "beautiful.....applying a balm to the ear" (Liam Cagney, The Journal of Music) and portrays a postminimalist, neoclassical style.
As well as composing for the screen, Natasa has a passion for mentoring and educating emerging composers. Together with colleague Vasilis Milesis and renowned composer Richard Bellis, the Screen Composer Academy was formed as an innovative and contemporary approach to training visual media composers. The academy focus is for intensive composer training programs with orchestral recordings and music technology mentoring. With a Masters and PhD from Trinity College Dublin (University of Dublin) in Music Technology and Composition, Natasa regularly lectures around the world on various composition courses, and supervises student research projects.