MediaSoundHamburg 2022 – Impressions

For six days, national and international film composers, game musicians and sound designers met with international professionals and renowned experts. In various workshops, master classes and forums, the participants worked on concrete projects and got new ideas for their artistic work. Here are the first impressions.

MediaSoundHamburg goes ACCES

In the framework of our long-standing partnership with the Music in Africa Foundation, we were present at “ACCCES”, The Music In Africa Conference For Collaborations, Exchange And Showcases, in Dar es Salaam/Tanzania in November 2022. The Berlin-based composer and author Stephan Eicke lead the workshop “Your Music in Film, TV & other Media” there on November 26, 2022. Dar es Salaam is a partner city of Hamburg, where the IFFMA Summer Academy MediaSoundHamburg has been held annually since 2011. We are supported by the Ministry for Media and Culture in Hamburg.

MSH MasterClass Foley by Sude Harding and Adam Méndez, June 17th to June 19th 2022

MasterClass Foley with Sue Harding & Adam Méndez

“House of Gucci”, “James Bond” and “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” – the list of top-class productions Sue Harding has worked on is long. The EMMY and BAFTA winning foley artist has been in the film industry for more than 20 years – and has been involved in more than 200 projects. Adam Méndez, an experienced award winning foley and ADR mixer who has helped tell stories for many directors from Danny Boyle to Alfonso Cuarón conducts the MediaSoundHamburg MasterClass with Harding.

MediaSoundHamburg scholarship winners 2022

33 applications from 22 countries and 3 continents: Thank you very much for your scholarship applications! We are excited to announce our this year’s scholarship winners: Nikolaï Clavier, Daniela Cano, Lara Frank, Nayuribe Montero, Mink Steekelenburg (from top left) and Yunus Kiran (np).

A big thank you goes out to Buma Music in Motion, Genelec, The Dolby Institute and Internationale Film Fernseh & Musik Akademie (IFFMA) for sponsoring MediaSoundHamburg scholarship(s).

We are also very happy welcoming our scholarship holders Anwuli Roseline, Sara Kaddouri, Emmanuel Nii Lamptey-Mills and Mariem Dabboussi who couldn’t join MSH previously due to covid.

AFRICAN NIGHT @ MediaSoundHamburg

We are pleased to be able to include an AFRICAN NIGHT in the MediaSoundHamburg programme again this year.


Sunday, 19 June 2022, 9:00 pm

resonanzraum, Feldstraße 66, 20359 Hamburg

MediaSoundHamburg 2021

What an inspiring event MediaSoundHamburg was!

Our events under the topic of WOMEN IN AUDIO took place at five locations for an international audience.

The summer school was concluded by our musical fare well party with the Kaiser Quartett in the Resonanzraum.

We thank all participants and look forward to next year.

Strong Relationship

In a new interview series, Stephan Eicke focuses on the relationship between directors and their composers. Prominent filmmakers talk about the creative alliance, the respective composers share their views on the collaboration. The series starts with the German director Werner Herzog, who has been working with the cellist and film composer Ernst Reijseger for over 15 years. Reijseger conducts the workshop “Film Music – is less more?” and a cello solo concert at MSH 2022.


Writer Stephan Eicke writes regularly and exclusively for our blog.

Randy Thom

Randy Thom has conducted the 2019 master class sound design and was for the third time in Hamburg. In the video interview he gives insights into his work.