The 11th International Hamburg Summerschool for Filmmusic, Gamemusic and Sounddesign takes place from

June 14th to June 19th 2022.

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.

Directors And Their Composers
Ken Loach and George Fenton Part I

by Stephan Eicke

In this series, we will examine the relationship between directors and their composers. Via interviews, prominent filmmakers will detail how they work with their composers and use their compositions in their films. Composers will respond by sharing their view of the creative collaboration and how they see the working-relationship with directors.

Women in Audio is MSH 2021’s Topic

The main theme of MSH MediaSoundHamburg this year is: WOMEN IN AUDIO.
The media sector, like almost all other areas of society, is dominated by men. This year we are presenting outstanding female personalities from the fields of music, film music and sound design, who we have invited to present their work in MaserClasses, workshops, as part of our conference or as a Live-Music-Act.

New IFFMA Shop online

The International Film Television & Music Academy (IFFMA), which organizes MediaSoundHamburg annually, has opened a new online shop which sells specialist literature. In the shop, you can purchase books on film music, sound design, directing, script writing, and many more topics.

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.


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.