Ich Seh, Ich Seh (Rescoring), submission for ÖKB Filmpreis 2016

Another year, another competition entry to the annual Austrian Composer Society Filmscoring competition.

Film clip provided is taken from the 2014 Austrian Feature, ‘Ich Seh, Ich Seh’ (eng. Goodnight Mommy), a mystery thriller. I orchestrated the rescoring for I arranged the score for piano, dulcimer (hackbrett), string quartet, contrabass, treated piano, bassoon and oboe. I also resampled the nursery rhyme sung by the lead actress and recorded an old music box which I also cut up and sampled.
The rights remain with the respected copyright holders.


The Dark Valley (rescoring)

Here is my entry for the WKB Film Music competition 2015 (Viennese Composer Society). The given clip is from ‘Das Finstere Tal’ (The Dark Valley), an Austro/German production directed by Andreas Prochaska. I decided to score the clip with a small ensemble in mind, piano, cello, viola, flute and minimal percussion, whilst keeping true to Austrian folk music devices, as exemplified by the canon structure, voicings and certain cadences.

More of the Game

Apocalyptic Old West is a compilation of atmospheric soundscapes and original music, woven together to form the backbone of your gaming session. We are looking for funding to produce 120+ minutes of fresh, original and authentic soundtrack. Just load the playlist and let it run in the background – and dive into an apocalyptic world of dusty world of bullets, monsters, spurs and tombstones.

But most importantly: We want YOU to be part of the project! By pledging at the “Beast” or “Blood” level, you have the unique chance of including yourself in one of the tracks. Record your scream or monster sound at home and send us your audio file. We will tweak and edit your audio and include you in the final product.

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David Auner, aac – Cinematographer Showreel

I’m working with David on a few film projects at the moment, he also briefed me to compose a bespoke soundtrack for his most recent showreel. He wanted music that was exciting from a cinematic perspective, something that referenced Vangelis’ superb film-noir’esque Bladerunner soundtrack. We discussed a few ideas back and forth, particularly concerning what orchestration to use. David then suggested a saxophone, an instrument that is equally haunting and expressive, particularly suited to the brief. I commissioned a long time friend and colleague, Mani Toifl to record in my studio and this is the result. More info about David at his website, www.auner.net.