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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.



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