Freya Arde is a multi-award winning composer, guitarist and producer. Her latest feature productions “Endzeit” (directed by Carolina Hellsgård, 2018) and “Meine wunderbar seltsame Woche mit Tess” (directed by Steven Wouterlood, 2019) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Berlinale and are being shown in cinemas worldwide. Shortly after receiving her master’s degree in film music from Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, she won the German Film Music Award for Best Newcomer for her music for “Nelly’s Adventure” (2016, directed by Dominik Wessely). Since then, she has worked full-time as a composer, scoring documentaries and feature films. In her unique soundscapes she combines acoustic instrumentation with audio processing and electronic elements. She has worked with orchestras such as the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg and the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt. In her new film score for “Das geheime Leben der Bäume” (directed by Jörg Adolph, 2020), she blurs the boundaries between classical music and sound design by embedding animal and plant sounds from the forest.
MediaSoundHamburg is an is an international summer school for FilmMusic, GameMusic and SoundDesign, which takes place in Hamburg annually since its inception in 2011. For six 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 YoungTalentAward Media Music, the AfricanNight and workshop discussions with directors and film composers, MediaSoundHamburg is open for a broad, interested audience.
The main venue is the ibis Hotel Hamburg St. Pauli Messe.