- Telegram Man
Petra Salsjö is a Melbourne based composer. A classically trained musician
At the age of 17 Petra Salsjö was accepted into the jazz improvisation stream at the Victorian College of the Arts which she completed with first class honours.
In 2003 she received an Arts Victoria grant to record her original music and has released two independent EPʼs which resulted in high rotation airplay, national touring, co-writing and music placements. In 2009 she completed a Screen Music grad certificate at AFTRS and has since written for short films and animations. For her most recent project, she composed, orchestrated, recorded and mixed the original music for the short film ʻThe Telegram Manʼ. Petra was awarded ʻBest Original Scoreʼ at the 2011 St Kilda Film Festival and the film received ʻBest International Pictureʼ at the GI Washington DC Film Festival.
Immersing herself in almost every area of music-making, Petra has a strong melodic flare and is an accomplished pianist and vocalist. Born in Sweden, but relocating to Australia soon after, a mosaic of musical influences were part of the norm in an unusual childhood - Nordic and Albanian folk, hard rock to contemporary classical and is working on the score for a pilot for a prospective new TV series.