Presse Young Talent Award

Inspired by …. Edward Hopper


Young musicians, composers, game musicians and sound designers up to 35 years of age can now submit their compositions for the Young Talent Award Media Music. The deadline for entries is 1 May 2018, and this year’s task is to set short stories based on paintings by the famous American painter Edward Hopper to music. The prize will be awarded at this year’s MediaSoundHamburg (June 8 to 17, 2018).

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Programm MasterClass SoundDesign Martin Hernandez

MasterClass SoundDesign

15/06/– 17/06/2018, 10:00 – 17:00
Martin Hernández

This MasterClass is aimed at sound designers, sound engineers, musicians, composers, directors and producers. Before the course starts the participants inside receive the following homework for which they are to develop a sound design. The results will be discussed on the last day of the MasterClass. We ask all participants to bring their own audio recording equipment!

Dear participants,

this is a story I did almost 4 years ago when I briefly returned (12 months) to make Radio. Between Birdman and The Revenant.

I have this radio storytelling exercise I wanted to start with. Why? Because I believe that without a narrative, without a story to share; our work as sound people is soulless and irrelevant. With all my exercises during my stay at MediaSoundHamburg I will always refer to the need of finding this narrative in everything we do, regardless of the film or the tools we use. So what will be the homework?

Well, After you hear my piece I’ll need each one of you to make a Sound Story. A piece that will combine Production Sound, real events sound, Music and a Narrator that will tell us a story. The lenght they consider holds the story interesting. Mine is not a complete story. I intend to translate and finish parts at the workshop. But you will have a piece that will tell you about Ayotzinapa in Guerrero. Where the killing of 46 students ocurred. And the local “Community Police” armed and made by the citizens caught between the corrupted authority and the narc cartels. I was there to hear it and this was part of a longer series.

Martin Hernández


Tuition Fee: 1200 € (incl. 19 % VAT) 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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Martin Hernández is a Mexican radio presenter, sound designer and sound editor. He discovered his love for radio during his college years. He discontinued his studies and worked as a radio presenter at the Mexican radio stations WFM and Radioactivo 98.5. As a sound designer and sound editor he commuted back and forth between Los Angeles and his hometown Mexico City. He is under contract at Warner Bros. and works mainly with the director Alejandro González Iñárritu, whom he met while working on the radio. Hernández was twice nominated for an Oscar: 2015 for Birdman or Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and 2016 for The Revenant.

Programm MasterClass GameMusic Ari Pulkkinen

MasterClass GameMusic

08/06/2018, 14:00 – 22:00; 09/06/ – 10/06/2018, 10:00 – 17:00
Ari Pulkkinen

This MasterClass is aimed to composers, producers, students, musicians and everyone else who is interested in creating interactive music for video games and in the business behind it. Read more

Studio1 Elias lacht

Workshop: Sound Design

09/06/ – 10/06/2018, 10:00 – 17:00
Elias Struck

Let’s Play!

We want to perceive sound, record, compose, invent, spin around, manipulate and let our creativity run free. The workshop is intended to show various practical possibilities for breaking new ground in the creation and design of audiovisual content.

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The Sound of the City

Workshop: Urban Sound Design

11/06/ – 13/06/2018, 10:00 –17:00
Kees Went, Hans Ophuis

Designing the Sound of the City

The workshop is intended for sound designers and sound artists as well as for architects, urban designers and city planners.

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Pro Tools

Workshop: Pro Tools

08/06/ 2018, 14:00 – 22:00
Elias Struck

Don‘ t be afraid of software!

It may be clicked around unrestrained! The focus of the workshop for beginners and advanced users is on the practical application of Pro Tools. Participants get an overview of the Pro Tools file structure, menu navigation, navigation between different windows, views and timelines, managing the setup for different application areas, sessions and tracks, signal routing (busses, groups, sends), basic editing, basic automation, plug-ins and basics of mixing.

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Programm MasterClass Film Music

MasterClass FilmMusic

11/06/– 13/06/2018,10:00 – 17:00
Frans Bak

This MasterClass is aimed at musicians, composers, sound designers, sound engineers, directors and producers. In advance of the class the participants will receive a film excerpt for which they will compose a film score. Read more

Programm Frustration Stephan Eicke

Forum: Film Music – Conflicts and Frustrations

Stephan Eicke
15/06/2018, 10:00 – 17:00

This Forum is aimed at all people who are active as musicians with an interest in film music who either want to learn about the craft of film scoring or who want to actively pursue a career as composers in the media.

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