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This Spotify playlist contains all my current avaialble composed and co-composed releases. Scroll down, if you'd like to know more about each individual project.

Geben und Nehmen O.S.T.

The anticipated soundtrack for Andreas Hettmanczyk's film "Geben und Nehmen" is now available for your listening pleasure. Dive into a musical odyssey that delves into the depths of the human psyche and embarks on a journey of hope and reconciliation with its 15 captivating tracks.

This soundtrack complements the film's gripping narrative, which tells the story of a police officer who unwittingly entangles himself in madness after passing seized drugs to a desperate junkie. Fusing orchestral and electronic elements, the music weaves together the contrasting perspectives of the film's two protagonists, offering a compelling and evolving sonic experience.

I’d like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to the remarkable OLYMP String Quartet, featuring the exceptional talents of:

Violin I: Lukas Döhler

Violin II: Felicitas Bruckmann

Viola: Beatrice Büchler

Violoncello: Katharina Graf
 

Recording Engineer: Henning Jung 


Tracklist: 
1. Opening Titles
2. Das Verhör
3. Nie Zeit
4. Datenvernichtung
5. Der Rausch
6. Für immer verloren
7. Dunkle Erinnerung
8. Blick auf die Tat
9. TV Score
10. Missliche Lage
11. Düstere Entdeckung
12. Im Club
13. Endloser Wahnsinn
14. Niedergang
15. Geben und Nehmen

Actors on the picture: 
Thomas Gerber
Phillip Sponbiel
DoP: Emanuel Malzew
 

Listen now and embark on a journey of sound and emotion with "Geben und Nehmen".

November 2023

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Twilight Chronicles

"Twilight Chronicles" is out now! This album has been a labor of love and marks a significant moment in my career as it represents my very first solo album, designed to enhance trailers, TV shows, films, and gaming content. 

Dive into a world of cinematic adventure with 15 tracks and over 400 unique variations, including stems, game audio content, and more. 

I want to express my gratitude to the incredible team at "Klanglobby Production Music" for their unwavering support throughout this creative journey. Get ready to experience "Twilight Chronicles" and visit a musical world of dreams! 

"The Quest Begins" holds a special place in my heart as it was the first piece to take shape during this creative journey. It's a captivating composition filled with enchanting sounds from a choir and orchestra, setting the tone for the epic adventure that unfolds throughout the album. 

Tracklist:
 1. Chronicles' Chant
 2. Epic Journey
 3. The Quest Begins
 4. Haunted Melody
 5. Moonlit Masquerade
 6. Eerie Elegy
 7. Midnight Mirage
 8. Waltz of Wonders
 9. The Lost Kingdom
 10. Chasing Shadows
 11. Sorcerer's Waltz
 12. Uncharted Territory
 13. Whispers of Fate
 14. Majestic Mountains
 15. Goblin's Gala 

Thank you for joining me on this musical adventure. Stay tuned for more updates, and I hope you enjoy experiencing "Twilight Chronicles" as much as I enjoyed creating it! 

The Spotify release will be coming soon, too. 

September 2023




Ambiguous Dance 

"Ambiguous Dance" is a small EP for solo violin and string quartet that reflects the sometimes complicated features of an intimate love affair. 

 
The album is opened by "Wedding Waltz", which draws the dance of a bride and groom on the solemn evening. It was interpreted by Tim Schmiedner on the violin.

The album's namesake piece "Ambiguous Dance" is meant to represent a flirtatious pair of lovers.

A plaintive solo violin passage is successively replaced by mysterious pizzicato sounds, energetic tango rhythms, and delightful harmonies. 


Thanks to the wonderful team:
Violin I: Tim Schmiedner
Violin II: Lukas Döhler
Viola: Felicitas Bruckmann

Recording Engineer: Henning Jung

Composition, Edit and programmed Cello by me
Thanks also to Olga Shults for the Cover Artwork
September 2022

Nuages

It was in the end of last year when I sat down at my piano and wrote "Nuages" on a calm evening.  

For me, it describes this warm feeling of resonating memories that slowly pass like clouds in front of the inner eye. It could represent some nostalgic moments captured on old Polaroids, or just the beauty of time. 

The piece was finally played by my friend and colleague Niels N. Wörheide in February on a “Wilh. Steinberg” Grand Piano. 

Photo by Niels N. Wörheide


April 2022

Für Noel            

On July 9th "Für Noel" released:
In the end of last year, I learned of the approaching birth of my nephew. I captured this intimate moment in a kind of lullaby, meant to evoke calm emotions and welcome Noel into our world. 

For a natural sound of this piano piece, I chose Felix Rösch as performer, who recorded the track on a Feurich Upright piano in his studio in Berlin. 
The Cover Photo was taken by Nane Bringemeier






July 2021 

Auf der Suche EP

On April 9th another EP released: 
“Auf der Suche“ contains two neo classical, minimal compositions for piano and strings. 
Consisting of an archaic melody and a deep pedal tone "Barfuß auf dem Eise" tells the story of someone who finds himself on an endless hike through a cold, dreary landscape. 
The second track “Auf der Suche" describes the general journey through life, giving a sense of hope with a little bit of melancholy. 

Both tracks were recorded with the Northern Film Orchestra in Manchester. The Cover Art was made by Miroslav Radev. The short Spotify video was made by Nikolai Meierjohann. 


April 2021 

Palimpsest - Album 2021

Henning Jung and me - co composed the tracks in cooperation with Eda Zari


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Prandaj - music video

The track "Prandaj" featured Frank Chastenier at the piano - take a listen/ look

Working area - where everything started

Finally, the new album "Palimpsest" is released, on which I participated as a co-composer.   The production of these eleven pieces in total means the world to me and It's always a great pleasure to think back to the long days of composing together with Eda and Henning, the spontaneous impulses and the moments of enthusiasm. We drank tea with honey, cooked and laughed - it was a wonderful time. Equally unforgettable are the wonderful recording days with a wide variety of musicians. 

 

At so many points I was surprised by the richness of ideas of all the performers and the dynamic process of development in this pandemic situation.  Listening to the pieces, I always feel an unexpected warmth and sense of togetherness, even though Corona sometimes made this difficult. Everything-for example, the gently breathing bandoneon, the richly colored percussion, the breathed trumpet, or the lovely strings-fits together to form a large, colorful mosaic, held together by the virtuoso vocal lines of Eda Zari. 

 

I am happy to be a part of this collaborative production and grateful for the creative exchange with so many special people from Düsseldorf and around the world.  

 

Thanks especially to Eda Zari (composition, vocals) and Henning Jung (composition, production, guitar, bass, vocals). 

 

And an equally big thank you to the whole team:

Jochen Rückert               -           drums   

Rhani Krija                        -           percussion

Martin Gjakonovski         -           bass
Nicolas Fiszman              -           bass  

Frank Chastenier             -           piano

Tim Schmiedner              -           piano, violin

Santiago Arias                 -           bandoneón

 

Izabella Pop                     -           flute

Nadia Hashemi               -           clarinet

Joscha Schröder            -           alto Saxophone

Sebastian Studtnitzky    -           trumpet

Lars Koch                         -           trumpet

Valentin Zuckmantel       -           trombone

 

Lukas Döhler                    -           violin

Felicitas Bruckmann       -           viola

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Parents EP

On January 22  my first EP called “Parents” released. It consists of two tracks, which shall create an atmosphere of warmth and security with floating guitars, some distant pianos, synths, voices and an experimental played drum set. The music allows the listener, even if only for a moment, to feel at ease and to recall some beautiful childhood memories. 

Composition by me

Additional Instruments (drums and second guitar) by Henning Jung

Cover photo as always by Miroslav Radev


January 2021


Media-Music Picks

I've created my first own Playlist on Spotify with pieces, that inspired me a lot so far. It also contains two of my own pieces. I'm going to update this list every now and then. 


Photo was taken by Miroslav Radev.








November 2020 

Two Soldiers

“Two Soldiers” was recorded in Manchester with a 14-piece string-ensemble of the Northern Film Orchestra conducted by Melvin Tay. "The opening baseline sets a strong mood, which builds in emotion and intensity as the piece unfolds, ultimately reaching a tremendously satisfying climax" (words of NFO Manager Jack Hughes). All in all, it is an epic track that plays with pictorial impressions. 

Cover photo as always by Miroslav Radev.



Release: 13/11/2020 

Night Reflections

"Night Reflections" is about an inner journey of thoughts. Although the piano describes an overall calmness, the percussive elements bring a kind of agitation. For me it's like going outside after work and breathing the air. All the events of the day resonate in your head, but your body already feels tired. It's a meditative minimalism piece of piano music combined with some samples from nature like water and crickets.

Cover photo as always by Miroslav Radev.

October 2020


Filmphantasie Nr.2: Movie

Recorded with the WDR Funkhausorchester in January 2020. It is my second official release - also added for one week to the Spotify playlist "Classical New Releases"

August 2020 

Filmphantasie Nr.1 

Recorded with the WDR Funkhausorchester in January 2020. It is my first official release



August 2020