film music

My film music is characterized by creative sounds and unconventional sound mixtures and compositions. Hand-made for every film project, it draws on acoustic sound sources and – as far as possible – dispenses with the use of sample files. Often, I work at the interface with artistic sound design; for example, by exaggerating or alienating tonal aspects that originate in the scenic sound.

Alongside prepared strings and keys such as Zither, glockenspiel, piano, banjo and harmonium, my arsenal of instruments includes megaphones, drinking glasses, Birkhahn bird whistle and everyday objects equipped with a contact microphone. When possible, I work with renowned musicians – the allure of real people making music together in the same space at the same time cannot be artificially produced.

The focus of my work to date has been documentary films – I am interested in how artistically elaborate the music can be when set against images that show the facets of a reality. Again and again this means exploring the tension between the documentary’s authenticity on the one hand, and on the other, the possibilities of the music while always respecting the dignity of the protagonist.

 

 

*** recent work

Marina

documentary by werkgruppe2

director: Julia Roesler

 

   

jury statement

"I like to be among these people, right until their end", she says. The open face of Marina reflects what she is confronted with during her exhausting everyday life as a nurse. The affection of those for whom she prepares the meals, for whom she makes the beds, the ones she washes and dresses, for whom she cleans and does the shopping. The arrogance of those, who do not care themselves for their parents and think they would be able to buy with the low wage the whole person who does a large part of the nursing job, round the clock, which they would never do – and certainly not for the pay Marina gets. Marina abandons her own life together with her daughter, relinquishes her home which she visits every four weeks only and renounces a job which would be equivalent to her higher professional qualification. Marina’s stories, precisely arranged by Julia Roesler, reflect the hardships resulting from the modern slave trade with nursing staff from the East. The film, full of precise words and images thus reflecting the lives of many Marinas, helps gently introducing us into a situation which is part of our world – a situation often largely disregarded.

 

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Marina’s Song

From Journalist to Hostage
documentary - New York Times Op Docs

director: Sonia Kennebeck

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National Bird
documentary

director: Sonia Kennebeck - Ten Forward Films
executive producer: Wim Wenders, Errol Morris

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Massage

Kill chain

Trauer Afghanistan

The Implant Files
TV documentary

director: B. v.d. Heide, E. Kuch

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Accomplices – VW and the Brazilian Miltary Dictatorship
TV documentary

director: S.Dodt, T. Aders - NDR (North German Broadcasting)

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Opener

VW-Werk Brasilien

The Invisible Enemy
TV
documentary

director: E.Kuch, C. Adelhardt - NDR (North German Broadcasting)

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Opener

Indien

Schaum

Suffocated in the Truck – The End of a Flight
TV
documentary

director: E. Kuch, S. Pittelkow, A. Musawy, B. v.d. Heide - NDR (North German Broadcasting)

Opener

Safehouse

The VW-Thriller
TV documentary

director: Christine Adelhardt, Svea Eckert - NDR (North German Broadcasting)

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Thema

After the Golden Rain
TV documentary

director: Tina Soliman - NDR

Customer Child
TV documentary

director: Kathrin Becker, Grit Fischer - NDR

Sex made in Germany
TV documentary

director: Tina Soliman, Sonia Kennebeck - NDR

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Find me

Breathe in

cooperations

Foreign Daughter
motion picture

director: Stephan Lacant, Kurhaus production
music: Dürbeck & Dohmen
song: Insa Rudolph, Dürbeck & Dohmen

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All we left behind

Mirko ist tot

Blind Spot
TV movie

director: Stephan Lacant
music: Dürbeck & Dohmen
song: Insa Rudolph, Dürbeck & Dohmen

Blindspot

Guilt – The Other
TV series

director: Maris Pfeiffer
music: Meiser & Meister
song: Insa Rudolph, Marco Meister

Hold, hold on to you

Arschkalt
motion picture

director: André Erkau, Wüste Film
music: Dürbeck und Dohmen
song: Insa Rudolph, Dürbeck & Dohmen

Circle of lies

Soundless Wind Chime
motion picture

director: Kit Hung
music: Claudio Puntin, Insa Rudolph

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In between

Life Actually
motion picture

director: Alain Gsponer
music: Marius Felix Lange
songs: Insa Rudolph

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Perfect circle

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