Learn from the Experts

For the eighth time, Hamburg is a meeting place for film composers, musicians and sound designers from all over the world: With the MediaSoundHamburg the participants work from 8. to 17 June 2018 on concrete projects and receive from considerable and price-crowned experts ins new suggestions for their artistic work. Read more

Forum: The Sound World of DARK (Netflix)

11/06/2018 19:00 – 22:00
Alexander Würtz

In this workshop, sound designer Alexander Würtz (Arri Media) explains the sound concept for the successful Netflix series using numerous examples. Dark tells the story of four families who, after the disappearance of a child, embark on a desperate search for answers and the solution of a mystery spanning three generations. In Dark real and supernatural events are interwoven, which is also reflected in the sound. The sound of apocalyptic scenarios and the sound of different locations and landscapes (Wasteland, Episode 10) also play an important role here.

Tuition Fee: 50 € (incl. 19 % VAT) or
Forum Flaterate: 150 € (incl. VAT for any numbers of forums or
Flaterate: 1800 € (incl. 19% VAT) for any of master classes, workshops, forums and special events
Student Discount: 20 %
Working Language: englisch
Location: Elsa Brändström Haus, Hamburg-Blankenese

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Alexander Würtz is a German sound designer. He created the sound design of Jim Knopf, Lommbock and Nebel in August. For his work as sound designer and sound editor for the film The Dark Valley by Andreas Prochaska he was awarded the German and the Austrian Film Prize.

Forum: Enchanting Sounds from Nature – KELOSOUND

14/06/2018 10:00 – 13:00
Kirsi Ihalainen

The sound of the northern lights – rare sounds of wild animals and the atmosphere of magical Lapland with accompanying mythological stories from the north. KELOSOUND is a new soundart- and design-product that plays the sounds from the Finnish north. It is a huggable and sounding wood, designed and created by sound artist Kirsi Ihalainen. Kelowood is the Finnish term for dead and naturally dried wood.
Kirsi has developed KELOSOUND, a tactile and sounding piece of wood that can be controlled with a mobile phone. Man should find the connection to nature again in order to relax and to recognize how important nature, the forests and their animals are. The artist herself has recorded the unique sound landscapes on her sound adventures through Finland, trotting through snow and hail, surrounded by roaring bears and other wild animals.

In the forum the participants inside experience, how they can catch the noises of birds and wild animals. The equipment for the recording of natural sounds will also be presented and tried out.

Tuition Fee: 50 € (incl. 19 % VAT) or
Forum Flaterate: 150 € (incl. VAT for any numbers of forums or
Flaterate: 1800 € (incl. 19% VAT) for any of master classes, workshops, forums and special events
Student Discount: 20 %
Working Language: englisch
Location: Elsa Brändström Haus, Hamburg-Blankenese

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Finnish sound artist Kirsi Ihalainen creates sound installations, music and sounds for games and films. Kirsi has successfully exhibited her sound installation “Finnish Forest Frequencies” in Finland, the USA, Iceland and Japan.

Forum: Commusication/Sound Branding

10/06/2018 19:00 – 22:00
John Groves

The workshop is based on John Grove’s book “COMMUSICATION – From Pavlov’s Dog to Sound Branding” and is aimed at composers, musicians, producers and directors. While brands spend large sums on visual branding, sound branding is often neglected. Sound branding can, however, increase the effectiveness and efficiency of brand communication through the sensible use of sound and music. Music can make us laugh and cry – it can remind us of our first kiss as if it were yesterday. A single chord in a film score is enough to tell us that someone is hiding behind the curtain. We can even tell how a person feels by the sound of their voice. The workshop explains how such processes work and how sounds trigger the desired associations in a branding context.

Tuition Fee: 50 € (incl. 19 % VAT) or
Forum Flaterate: 150 € (incl. VAT for any numbers of forums or
Flaterate: 1800 € (incl. 19% VAT) for any of master classes, workshops, forums and special events
Student Discount: 20 %
Working Language: englisch
Location: Elsa Brändström Haus, Hamburg-Blankenese

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John Groves is a composer, music producer and consultant and is considered the pioneer of sound branding. He developed a structured system for creating and implementing brand and corporate sound identities, which forms the basis for today’s market standard. Groves created unforgettable melodies for brands like Olympus, Mentos, Bacardi, Mars and Visa.

Forum / Special Event: Nordic Media Sound Day

14/06/2018, 19:30
Martin Tingvall

The Swedish jazz pianist Martin Tingvall play selected peaces in the Elsa Brändström House at the end of NORDIC MEDIA SOUND DAY, which will be held for the first time as part of this year’s International Summerschool MediaSoundHamburg. Besides numerous solo performances Martin Tingvall is known as the head of the Tingvall Trio, together with Omar Rodriguez Calvo (bass) and Jürgen Spiegel (drums). The trio has given concerts in more than 30 countries and has won several awards, including the Hamburg Music Award HANS 2011, the Echo Jazz as Ensemble and “Live Act” of the Year, with Jazz Awards in Gold for each of their studio albums and number 1 in the jazz charts. The Tingvall Trio has performed several times in the newly opened Elbphilharmonie and played in front of a sold-out audience in September 2017.

Martin Tingvall has also made a name for himself as a film composer. Thus he wrote the music for the two Cologne TATORT: Durchgedreht (2016, director: Dagmar Seune) and Scheinwelten (2013, director: Andreas Herzog). For the WDR television film Jahr des Drachens (2012) directed by Torsten C. Fischer and starring Klaus J. Behrendt, Martin Tingvall composed the entire film music and recorded it together with his Tingvall trio colleagues Jürgen Spiegel and Omar Rodriguez Calvo. For the Till Schweiger film Zweiohrküken (2009) Martin Tingvall composed the song “Unsterblich” (sung by Baschi) together with Mirko Schaffer and Baschi. When Martin Tingvall isn’t working on his own projects, he writes songs for other artists every now and then. On Udo Lindeberg’s successful album “MTV unplugged – Live aus dem Hotel Atlantic” the musician is represented with the only newly composed song “Das Leben”.

Admission: free
Location: Elsa Brändström Haus, Hamburg-Blankenese

 

 

Forum: Music in Film, TV and other Media

09/06/2018 10:00 – 17:00
Martin Häne, Panos Kolias

Many composers and musicians wish to write music for feature films or have success as a performing artist. It is common knowledge that this is a big and long term goal. The music licensing market can support you financially and even promotionally while working towards that goal. Read more

Forum: Evolving into a working Film Composer

12/06/2018 19:00 – 22:00
George Christopoulos

In this seminar for film composers, George Christopoulos discusses the current situation of the film industry, its attitude to music in film, the usual practices in hiring composers and the ever-increasing difficulties film composers face as they enter the industry today. Read more

MasterClass Orchestierung

MasterClass Orchestral Film Scoring

15/06/ – 16/06/2018 10:00 – 17:00
Kuno Schmid

This MasterClass shows how many completely different possibilities exist with regard to re-harmonizing a melody, a theme or a motif. Furthermore, the participants will get an insight into studio work with an orchestra, including “Studio Conducting”.

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Forum Collaboration

Forum: Collaboration in Audiovisual Postproduction

Rens Machielse
17/06/2018 10:00 – 13:00

In audiovisual postproduction, the cooperation between composer, sound designer, editor and director is crucial. In this guest lecture, Rens Machielse examines the possible problems in the interaction of the individual trades. He proposes possibilities for more effective cooperation by designing and supporting the (post) production process of audiovisual media with digital technology.

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Presse Programm

Programm-Highlights 2018

20.3.2018

Highlights of this year’s MediaSoundHamburg from 8 to 17 June 2018 at the Elsa Brändström Haus in Hamburg-Blankenese include the Masterclass SoundDesign (15 – 17 June 2018).2018) with the Mexican sound editor and sound designer Martin Hernandéz (Oscar nominations for Birdman or The unexpected power of ignorance and The Revenant) and the MasterClass GameMusic (8. 10.6.2018) with the Finnish composer Ari Pulkkinen, who composed the music for the well-known video game Angry Birds.

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