Kafka’s “The castle” premiered at Ruhrtriennale in Bochum

After a couple of intense rehearsal-weeks, Nurkan Erpulat’s and Jens Hillje’s theatre version of “The castle” by Franz Kafka premiered at the Turbinenhalle in Bochum. Together with Tobias Schwenke, I was responsible for the music (songs by “The doors” sung by a children’s choir) and the sound design.

Sound Design for “Cold Star”

How turn a swimming pool scene into a surreal, dream-like episode? Use  sound design, slow-motion and editing as Kai Stänickes does in his music clip “Cold Star”. The film won the Public Choice Award “Made in Germany” of the “Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hamburg” and was awarded the “Prädikat:besonders wertvoll”.

Singers wanted for “Sorori”

I’ve just started to work on Ulrike Ruf’s music theatre performance “Sorori”, which will be shown in November in Berlin. It is based on diary texts, music recordings and films from the estate of a young woman from Berlin who committed suicide in the 90s and will feature Vocalconsort Berlin combined with amateur singers, a surround sound loudspeaker setup and video. We’re still looking for adventurous singers who want to take part in the performance. Please contact me via e-mail if you’re interested.

Music and Sound for “Je suis tombé sur tois”

The dance theatre piece “je suis tombé sur tois” by choreographer Helge Letonja was produced for the festivals “KoresponDance Europe” and “Norddeutsches Tanztreffen”. It premiered at “Neues Schauspielhaus Bremen” and was performed at the “Nu Dance” festival in Bratislava. It will tour serveral European cities including Paris, Prague and Brno.
Throughout the piece my soundtrack shifts beween music and sound. The music seems to emerge from soundscapes and dissolves back into them.

Music for Trailer of “The White Ribbon” by Michael Haneke

In collaboration with X-Filme I arranged, recorded and produced the music for the trailer of “The White Ribbon” by Michael Haneke. The film won the “Palme d’Or” at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for two Oscars.

Sound Design for NDR documentary “Insel der Stürme”

This isn’t another bog-standard nature documentary, but a highly original feature of Helgoland by Robert Morgenstern. It was produced by one of the biggest public broadcaster in Germany, the NDR. I produced the sound design for the film.
Unfortunately I can’t show any clips from the actual film for legal reasons, but here is an excerpt of some of my music and sound design that didn’t make it into the film: