In 2006, Gerrard released the solo album Silver Tree, which was nominated for the Australian Music Prize. The following year, director Clive Collier's documentary film Lisa Gerrard: Sanctuary was released, as well as the compilation The Best of Lisa Gerrard, which covered her solo and film work, and Dead Can Dance
material. She went on a world tour, which included her first ever performances in Australia. In 2008, Farscape, her collaboration with Klaus Schulze
, was released and followed by a tour. Gerrard also worked on film and television soundtracks during the year. In 2009, she began her own Gerrard Records label, and undertook another tour with Schulze
. During its run, the collaborative album Dziekuje Bardzo: Vielen Dank was released. Her debut on her label, The Black Opal, was issued in October 2009 and featured collaborations with Michael Edwards, Patrick Cassidy
, Pieter Bourke, and James Orr
Gerrard also wrote the score for Balibo, for which she won a Best Feature Film Score award at the 2009 APRA Screen Music Awards and an Aria Award for Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album at the 2009 Aria Awards. She finished the year by contributing her voice to the theme song for the Japanese NHK taiga drama Ryōmaden.
In 2010, Gerrard and Marcello De Francisci
collaborated on her album Departum and on the score for Tears of Gaza. A year later, she scored the Jim Loach-directed Oranges and Sunshine, which was nominated at the 2011 IF Awards for Best Music Score. In November, Gerrard completed her score for Burning Man, which won her Best Music Score at the 2011 Film Critics Circle of Australia awards. Gerrard's pace continued unabated. A year later she released a new album in collaboration with composer Marcello De Francisci
titled Departum, three singles -- "Coming Home" (featured in the film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole), "Entry," and "Come This Way." In December Gerrard saw the release of The Trail of Genghis Khan (with composer Cye Wood), the music from their score to the documentary TV series by Australian adventurer Tim Cope.
In late 2011, Dead Can Dance
reunited again for a world tour in advance of Anastasis, their first album of studio material in 16 years. They finished the tour with the promise that theirs was a formal reunion with more projects to follow. Three years later, Gerrard issued the solo effort, Twilight Kingdom, on her own label, and in 2015 sang on composer Antony Partos
' score for Tanna. In September of 2015, Dead Can Dance
announced via their Facebook page the sale of Perry
's famed Quivvy Church Studio and their relocation to France to commence work on a studio album. Over the next two years, however, Gerrard worked solo; she sang on film scores for Jane Got a Gun, The Bible, and 2:22. At the end of 2017, she collaborated with legendary the Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices on the single "Pora Sotunda." ~ Richie Unterberger