Live sound design for concerts of the Musica Viva series of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk, e.g. on 6 February 2014 with Helmut Lachenmann and Peter Eötvös in the Herkulessaal of the Residenz Munich.
For this composition by Wolfgang von Schweinitz I developed ring modulators in the old transformer diode circuit as it was used in the 1950s. This circuit sounds fundamentally different than the simple digital multiplication of two signals, as it is used today in digital live electronics: full of sonorous beauty.
With over 20 productions Elfride Jelineks Winterreise (Winter Journey) belongs to the most performed theatre plays of the recent years. For the world premiere in 2011 at the Münchner Kammerspiele by director Johan Simons I created the live sound design and took care of many guest perfomances.
In this documentary film with my sound mix the confrontation between inhabitants of the village Heinsberg-Randerath and the dismissed sex offender Karl D., who moves in with his brother Helmut, is illuminated.
With his film "The Flag Bearer" Philip Vogt immerses himself deeply in a foreign world full of tradition, but also full of contradictions. He depicts the upheaval of a patriarchal society in impressive pictures and draws a historically exemplary family portrait based on the history of the Sokolis. Mix in Dolby Digital, opening film of the Dok-Filmfest 2010.
Rüdiger was a child, Aki two months old and Kurt the deputy head of the paedophile sect. They came to Chile in 1962 together with 500 other German sect members and lived locked away from the world for over 40 years. The documentary by Martin Farkas and Matthias Zuber tells about the attempt to continue as a collective after decades of crimes such as torture and murder. I took over the sound design and mixing.
Andreas Kriegenburg's stage design (Münchner Kammerspiele) works with two layers: a wall just a few metres behind the front edge of the stage creates a claustrophobically close-fitting apron, into which an initially upright revolving stage is built. When this is lowered, a further space opens to the rear. The staging was completely microphoned and amplified so that the actors could strike a non-declamatory note. I translated the perspectives of the stage design into different sound levels and perspectives.
Empty stage, no music, it rains (director and room: Luk Perceval). The scene changes and the sound of the speech became audible through different acoustic spaces. We installed nine microphones hanging from the Schnürboden, through which the voices of the actors were amplified and alienated. From the sounds of the raindrops we created musical atmospheres. A small guitar plays in addition.
Around the turn of the millennium I was a freelance sound designer for feature films by (among others) Dominik Graf, Jo Baier and Paul Anderson, working at the sound post facilities by ARRI and Bavaria Film. Watch some examples here.
Supervising Sound Editor Nigel Holland asked me to use Kyma Sound Processing to help create the sound of the Licker monster from Paul Anderson's movie "Resident Evil". Nigel took an English vocal artist, Pete, as his basis, who first drank two litres of full-cream milk and then roared it into a monster-like arrangement of buckets and pipes. We developed a Dual-MonoVocoder with two times 50 bands, which was fed at the input with different loops of animal sounds and other diagonal tones.