That was MediaSoundHamburg 2019: Randy Thom’s MasterClass SoundDesign was a great success, as were the MasterClass Foley with Sue Harding and Adam Méndez, the MasterClass orchestration under the direction of Bob Zimmerman and the MasterClass film music with Danish film composer and sound designer Kristian Ednes Andersen. For the first time, the African Night took place in the resonanzraum with around 200 visitors. Other programme highlights included the public award ceremony of the Young Talent Award Media Music with the Kaiser Quartett and the closing evening with representatives of the female composers’ collective Track 15. MediaSoundHamburg will celebrate its 10th anniversary next year and will take place from 7 to 16 August 2020.
Young Talent Award Media Music
This year’s winners of the Young Talent Award Media Music 2019 are David Kolder (Netherlands; 1st prize), Tharcisio Vaz (Brazil; 2nd prize) and Deanna H. Choi (Canada; 3rd prize). For this year’s edition, young musicians, composers, game musicians and sound designers had to compose a theme music for Raymond Chandler’s novel Playback. The Kaiser Quartett premiered the prizewinning pieces.
MediaSoundHamburg is an is an international summerschool for Filmmusic, Gamemusic and Sounddesign, which takes place annually in Hamburg since 2011. For ten days, national and international film composers, game musicians and sound designers meet international professionals and renowned experts. In various workshops, master classes and forums, the participants work on specific projects and get new ideas for their artistic work. With further attractive special events such as the presentation of the Young Talent Awards Media Music with the support of the renowned Kaiser Quartet and workshop discussions with directors and film composers MediaSoundHamburg opens its offers also for an interested audience. Main venue is the Elsa Brändström Haus in Hamburg-Blankenese.