Live Online Workshop: Sound Design

Let’s Play!

07/12. – 08/12. 2020, 15 – 22:00 (CEST)
Elias Struck

Sound. Design.Work.Shop: 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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MediaSound postponed to 2021

A few weeks ago we still believed that we would be able to celebrate the 10th anniversary of MSH MediaSoundHamburg in August as planned. The current crisis caused by the corona virus (Covid 19) has worsened worldwide. Especially the entry of participants, scholarship holders and lecturers from non-EU countries into Germany is virtually impossible. Furthermore, the locations in Hamburg booked for the implementation of planned events are not available to us for the planned period or are subject to strict security requirements, which we cannot meet for the implementation of MSH MediaSoundHamburg. For this reason, we have decided to postpone this year’s International Summer School until next year.

New date: August 10 – 15, 2021

All scholarships for this year remain valid. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all sponsors once again. This year’s YOUNG TALENT AWARD MEDIA MUSIC Composition Competition will also be postponed until next year. The submitted entries will also remain valid. In order to bridge the long time without MSH MediaSoundHamburg, we will offer regular LIVE-ONLINE EVENTS starting in August.

We miss you!

… and see you online or in August 2021 at the latest!

Stay healthy,
yours Achim Esser-Mamat
(Director MediaSoundHamburg)

 

 

We Were There

Trio Reijseger – Fraanje – Sylla
Review by Stephan Eicke

ACCES 2019

Stephan Eicke

Scholarship & ACCES 2019

The third scholarship for young Ghanaian film music composers, game musicians and sound designers in cooperation with the Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) goes to Emmanuel Lamptey-Mills. MediaSoundHamburg director Achim Esser-Mamat presented the certificate at the ACCES Conference at the end of November 2019.

The scholarship includes participation in the 10th International Summer Academy for Film Music, Game Music and Sound Design in Hamburg from 11 to 16 August 2020 with international film composers and industry professionals. Scholarship holders of previous years are the South African sound designer Rethabile Nyamate (2018) and Alice Ragoi (2019) from Kenya.

ACCES is a pan-African trade event for music industry players to exchange ideas, discover new talent and create business linkages. ACCES is held in a different African city every year, attracting active music industry players from across the globe. ACCES is organised by the Music In Africa Foundation, a non-profit and pan-African organisation, in partnership and with the support of Siemens Stiftung, Goethe-Institut, Reeperbahn Festival, Alliance Française, the Prince Claus Fund and the ANT Mobility Grant from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

Exklusive Screenings- Making Waves:The Art of Cinematic Sound

13.12., 14.12, 15.12.2019 Studio Kino

The film Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound proves that sound designers are also storytellers, characterising and emotionalising characters with their sounds and noises. Director Midge Costin is a sound designer herself and works as a professor of sound design at the USC School of Cinematic Art. In her film directors such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, David Lynch or Sofia Coppola explaine the importance of sound design for her films. She also brings together sound designers Walter Murch (The Conversation, Apokalypse Now!), Alan Splet (The Elephant Man), Ben Burtt (Star Wars, ET) and Gary Rydstrom (Toy Story, Jurassic Park). MediaSoundHamburg presents the film, which had its German premiere at the Filmfest Munich 2019, exclusively on three evenings at the Studio Kino, Bernstorffstraße 93-95 in Hamburg. “This film is a must for all film and music enthusiasts, it is a 90-minute master class and matches perfectly with our International Summer Academy for Film Music, Gamemusic and Sound Design in Hamburg, especially as some of our friends and former guests such as Ben Burtt are part of it,” says MediaSoundHamburg director Achim Esser-Mamat.

 

MediaSoundHamburg presents:
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound
Fr., 13.12. 20.30 Uhr
Sa., 14.12. 20.30 Uhr
Su., 15.12. 20 Uhr
Studio Kino, Bernstorffstraße 93-95, 22767 Hamburg
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Since 2011, national and international film composers, gamemusicians and sound designers have been meeting international industry professionals and renowned experts in Hamburg. In workshops, master classes and forums, participants work on concrete projects and receive new inspiration for their artistic work. Guests included Michael Nyman, Chris Huelsbeck, Randy Thom, Alva Noto, Michel van Dyke, Hauschka, Annette Focks and one of the film’s protagonists, Ben Burtt. MediaSoundHamburg is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020 and will take place from 11 to 16 August.

Scholarship Collaboration with ACCES 2019

Media Sound Hamburg, in partnership with ACCES 2019, is calling on young Ghanaian film music composers, video game music composers and sound designers to apply for a summer school that will take place in Hamburg, Germany, in August 2020.

The successful candidate will get to attend various masterclasses, workshops, forums and special events while interacting with international film composers and industry professionals. The application deadline is 31 October 2019. The winner of the scholarship will be announced at the 2019 Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) in Accra, Ghana, starting 28 November, where lecturer Stephan Eicke will conduct a workshop aimed at music producers who are looking to tap into the film industry. The session will also cover the basics of sound design and music for the gaming industry.

This is the third scholarship to be given under the partnership. The winner in 2018 was South African sound designer Rethabile Nyamate , while Alice Ragoi (on the photo with Media Sound Hamburg-Director Achim Esser Mamat) from Nairobi, Kenya, won the 2019 scholarship.

ACCES is a pan-African trade event for music industry players to exchange ideas, discover new talent and create business linkages. ACCES is held in a different African city every year, attracting active music industry players from across the globe. ACCES is organised by the Music In Africa Foundation, a non-profit and pan-African organisation, in partnership and with the support of Siemens Stiftung, Goethe-Institut, Reeperbahn Festival, Alliance Française, the Prince Claus Fund and the ANT Mobility Grant from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

 

Farewell Party & Talk

17/08/2019 19:30
…with Franziska Pohlmann and Susanne Hardt

On our last evening of MSH MediaSoundHamburg 2019 we invite all participants, partners and guests to enjoy a relaxed summer evening with a lot of program and music in our wonderful location. The evening will be hosted by actress Laura Ehrich. DJ MAECK takes care of the party music.

We start the evening with our traditional workshop talk. This years’ guests are the film and media composers Franziska Pohlmann and Susanne Hardt. In conversation with presenter André Feldhaus, they will not only present their own current works, but will also talk about the female composer collective Track 15, founded in 2015. The collective covers a diverse musical spectrum from TV and cinema films to games, from pop and jazz to classical music. Track15 cooperates with studios, film festivals, orchestras – most recently with the Filmorchester Babelsberg – and other partners such as WIFT (Women in Film and Television). The members of the collective come from Berlin, Cologne, Weimar and Vienna, maintain regular contact and exchange information at industry-relevant festivals. The aim is to strengthen the female presence in the industry and to make exceptional works heard. Franziska Pohlmann has specialised as a film composer in working with choirs and orchestras, Susanne Hardt composes music for film and computer games.

Admission: free
Location: Elsa Brändström Haus, Hamburg-Blankenese
Supported by: Coppola Wine

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Know-how with a View

MediaSoundHamburg – Program 2019

  • Four MasterClasses, three workshops & 15 forums with international experts* & Emmy and Oscar winners*
  • African Night in the resonance rau
  • Price-Giving Ceremony Young Talent Award Media Music with the Kaiser Quartett
  • Special Events & Workshop Talks

Highlights of this year’s MediaSoundHamburg from July 9 to 18 August 2019 at the Elsa Brändström Haus in Hamburg-Blankenese are among others the MasterClass Sound Design with Randy Thom (Director Sound Design, Skywalker Sound, double Oscar winner, The Right Stuff /1984 and The Incredibles/ 2005), the “MasterClass Filmmusik” with the Danish film composer and sound designer Kristian Eidnes Andersen (Antichrist, Lars von Trier; Submarino, Thomas Vinterberg, Ida, Pawel Pawlikowski), and the “MasterClass Foley” with Sue Harding (Foley artist and Emmy-Award winner/Sherlock; involved among others in I, Daniel Blake, Quantum of Solace, In Bruges ) and Adam Méndez (Foley and ADR mixer, involved among others in Tulip Fever, Dance into Life, Florence Foster Jenkins, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Jason Bourne and Inspector Barnaby).

The musician, music producer and composer Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten) develops strategies against stereotypical film music in his forum “Radical Soundtracks”. One week before the start of the International Summer Academy for Film Music, Gamemusic and Sound Design, the “Music Production Workshop” will take place in cooperation with HAW from August 5 to 8. Thomas Görne and Made Indrayana will give insights into the production of a sound carrier with the band Sahad & The Nataal Patchwork from Senegal.

“Every year great international film composers*, industry professionals and artists* come to our international summer academy in Hamburg to pass on their knowledge in our wonderful location overlooking the Elbe and to exchange ideas with the participants*. This year, we would like to offer our guests an even bigger stage and open ourselves more to a wider audience than before with public concerts in the city centre. We are delighted to be hosting two events in the resonance room for the first time this year,” says MediaSoundHamburg-director Achim Esser-Mamat.

At the African Night on 10 August 2019, Sahad & The Nataal Patchwork from Senegal, Topher Jaxx from Zanzibar/Tanzania and Eric Wainaina from Kenya will play in the resonance room from 9 p.m. onwards. (Advance booking:15 €, box office: 20 €)

The award ceremony for the Young Talent Award Media Music will also take place in the resonanzraum. On August 14, at 8 pm, the Kaiser Quartett will premiere the award-winning compositions of the first three prizewinners, David Kolder (Netherlands), Tharcisio Vaz (Brazil) and Deanna H. Choi (Canada). Also on the programme are pieces by Gijs Knol and Rinkie Bartels, who won this year’s Buma Music in Motion Awards, and Levente Kovacs, who won this year’s German Game Music Award. All winners will receive a scholarship to MediaSoundHamburg. The Dutch composer and arranger Bob Zimmerman will play his own compositions as a special guest together with the Kaiser Quartett. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

The Kenyan singer/songwriter Eric Wainaina will talk about his work as a film composer at the audience event An Evening with … on 11 August 2019 at the Elsa Brändström Haus. Among other things, he wrote the film music for the project One Fine Day Films initiated by Tom Tykwer, produced the 52-part British Kenyan children’s TV series Tinga Tinga Tales and also wrote the music. The musical Tinga Tinga Tales has been performed on Broadway since last summer. (Admission: 5 €)

MediaSoundHamburg is an international summer school for film music, gamemusic and sound design supported by national and international partners and sponsors including Dolby Institute (USA), Genelec (Finland), Buma (Netherlands), Körber Stiftung, Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft and HAW Hamburg. Since 2011, national and international film composers, gamemusicians and sound designers have been meeting international industry professionals and renowned experts at the Elsa Brändström House in Hamburg-Blankenese. In various workshops, master classes and forums, the participants work for ten days on concrete projects and receive new inspiration for their artistic work. Previous guests in Hamburg included Patrick Doyle, Michael Nyman, Chris Huelsbeck, Christopher Young, Ben Burtt, Alva Noto, Michel van Dyke and Hauschka.

 

 

Workshop: Sound Design

Let’s Play!

16/08 – 17/08/2018, 10:00 – 17:00
Elias Struck

Sound. Design.Work.Shop: 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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