What I did the past year: Jett – Official Trailer

Last year Johnny and I started writing the first suites for Jett, a series about a female thief trying to make it in an ever more hostile underworld.
It was great fun and we wrote some interesting, fresh, funky and quirky music for it that I’m really proud of. Hopefully we will soon get to post some of that music as well. The music in the trailer is not ours as is the case with trailers most of the time.

Anyway, I’m very excited and the series premieres on June 14th already, so get your first screens ready and don’t bother to lock your doors, because Jett will get in.

Putting the music to the episodes was a delight, especially because both Sebastian Gutierrez (the show creator and director) and editor Matt Mayer where very clear and precise in their ideas and communication about the music, which can sometimes be a very tricky thing to put into words.

Kinostart 21.12.2017 Dieses bescheuerte Herz

Aus der (einstimmigen) Begründung der Jury der Deutschen Film- und Medienbewertung (FBW):

Auch die treffsicheren Dialoge, eine exzellente Musikauswahl und die souveräne Kameraarbeit tragen dazu bei, dass DIESES BESCHEUERTE HERZ sich seinen Platz in der Zuschauergunst wird erobern können – und das völlig zurecht.

Das freut mich doch sehr für Johnny Klimek und mich.

Es freut mich auch für die Produktion, die diese Geschichte sensibel und frisch gestaltet hat.

Am meisten aber freut es mich für Marc Rothemund, der es geschafft hat, eine dramatische Geschichte ernst zu nehmen und trotzdem einen leichtfüssigen Film erschaffen hat!


Serienale 2016: Panel – Serien & Musik

Ab dem 29.09. wird Berlin zur Serienhauptstadt! Zahlreiche Serien erwarten euch auf dem Serienale-Festival an einzigartigen Orten!

Doch wir werfen auch einen Blick hinter die Kulissen! In einem spannenden Panel wird sich mit der Bedeutung der Musik für Serien auseinander gesetzt! Die Serienmusik-Komponisten Hans Hafner, Reinhold Heil, Stefan Maria Schneider & Moritz Denis sprechen über Anforderungen in der Serienmusik und welche ästhetischen Aspekte man im Blick behalten sollte!

Los geht’s am 30.09. um 10:00 Uhr im Kulturkaufhaus Dussmann!

Tickets (kostenlos) für das Panel gibt es direkt auf der Serienale-Page25_panel_musikserien

u-he at Superbooth16 – YouTube

Oh how fun the Superbooth was!

I’m very proud to have been part of the u-he team for the 3 days in April of 2016. It was great fun and we saw some very impressive performances including the very touching performance of Robert Lowe on the Eurorack.

How to mourn: Ger Farmer Foley on Vimeo

From this page

A recent viral video shows an Irish pub in County Kerry, Ireland, full of mourners there to remember their recently deceased friend, Ger “Farmer” Foley. An enthusiastic guy named Brian O’Sullivan climbs on top of the bar to address the congregation. “I’ve been doing this song for a few years, but I haven’t done it for a couple of years up on this counter. It’s the most appropriate song that you could ever get for this man,” O’Sullivan declares, before leading an impassioned sing-along of The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside.” We should all have friends like this, and want a party to be had when we’re gone. The band took notice, and responded via Twitter.

Animated Infographic of the Film Market – Sundance

Regarding the section on piracy in the Animated Infographic article on Cultural Weekly:

I know all the wrong arguments surround piracy and how and why they are wrong and specious.

Except one argument: the one about being able to access the films at all.

If there was a simple way of paying to view current films that aren’t being released in my country at all (and a lot of what is being shown at Sundance falls into that category), I would take it. And I can not imagine, that removing the theaters, distributors and marketing from the cost side, that it would be more than 3 to 5 bucks to view the film at home.

As an industry insider, I would love to be able to at least virtually take part in Sundance, but I understand that this makes the IRL cinema world even less financially viable.

Complicated new world indeed.

Source: Cultural Weekly