Directory of Members

Mark Buys


Mark is a composer of music for the modern orchestra, specialising in music for Film, TV and Documentaries. Internationally in demand as both a composer and orchestrator, Mark is a craftsman of music for the screen. His original music, orchestrations and performances, as a guitarist, are heard worldwide on an expanding list of studio and independent productions. Over the years Mark has worked with a variety of acclaimed composers, such as Christopher Young, Johan Soderqvist, Heitor Pereira, Brian Cachia and Kostas Christides; and his orchestrations have been performed and recorded by international orchestras worldwide. During Mark’s 3-year residency in Hollywood he worked in some of the most prestigious film music studios, including Remote Control Productions (Hans Zimmer) and Ilsley Music (Christopher Young), supporting and contributing to major projects encompassing Film, TV, Games and production music. Mark’s arrangements for live entertainment and music theatre include work for composers like Stephen Schwartz; and his ‘Off Broadway’ orchestrations earned him an ‘Honorable Mention’ at the New York Music Theatre Festival. In addition to his work as a composer and orchestrator, Mark has a strong commitment to the training of young musicians and composers. He frequently lectures in Orchestration, Film Scoring, Music Technology and Interactive Composition, and he has been a guest lecturer on these subjects in the USA.

AGSC Disclaimer

"The Information on this website is provided as general information only and on the understanding that the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC) is not providing professional advice of a legal, financial or otherwise nature to any user on the matters covered by this information. Whilst the AGSC makes every effort to keep the information on this site current, the information on this site is subject to change at any time and as different laws and legislation currently exist and operate between the States, Territories and Federal Government of Australia, the AGSC does not warrant or represent that the information on this site is free from errors or omissions.


Users of this site should also be aware that the information provided may be in the form of summaries and generalisations derived from other sources and may omit detail that could be significant to a particular scenario or context.  Users of this site should seek independent verification of any information on this site that they are seeking to rely on. The Guild can only provide general information and not advise you on specific points of your music contracts or on the law more broadly. Any questions relating to a contractual agreement beyond general ones should be directed to a qualified lawyer. For specific advice, the AGSC strongly recommends that: members seek information from the relevant Government authority, lawyer, tax professional or other industry professional.

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • YouTube - White Circle