Bio

I am a composer and university teacher based in Vienna. I’m fascinated with film music harmony.

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Research

That’s why I’m writing a doctoral thesis on this subject at the Universität für darstellende Kunst Wien. The sources of my work are Bernard Hermann, Igor Strawinsky, Gustav Mahler, John Williams, Gustav Holst, and Danny Elfman.

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Education

I’m the Head of Department for Media Music at the Jam Music Lab University Vienna. Here I teach composition and sound design for games and films.

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Works

In addition to media music, I compose orchestral pieces that deal with narratives and myths.

Narcissus

Prometheus

Algos

Rorschach

Sound and Scores

Narcissus – Adagio for Strings

The story of a beautiful young man who was cursed as a punishment and could only love himself. The piece is inspired by Gustav Mahler and played by Budapest Scoring.

Prometheus

Prometheus as the teacher of mankind was punished for it by Zeus. The piece has 3 themes. The light theme (solo violin) representing the gift to humanity. And the heavy ones stand for Zeus and his punishment. The piece has an open end (Am maj7).

Algos – Solo for Bassguitar

In 2008 I played this bass solo on my Fender Jazz Bass Deluxe. The key is E minor and I use different Aeolian and Phrygian modes, played with a 4 finger technique and double thumbing.

Rorschach 

The music in this trailer is inspired by Bernard Hermann. I use the Octatonic and the Hitchcock Chord (Cm maj7).

Media Music

In my 20 years of work, I have gained an international portfolio in radio, film, tv, cinema and games.

I composed music for german (ZDF) and american series (Fox, National Geographic). In addition to hundreds of games (Xbox, Nintendo) and radio productions, I developed the signature for an american TV channel.

Brands I have worked for:

Substral/Pepsi/CocaCola/WeightWatchers/Ford/Alltours/Becker/Boss/Edeka/Peek&Cloppenburg/Mc Donalds/Bahlsen/Air Berlin/Novomatic/Sinalco/Wikifolio/Brother/Shopware/Springer Nature/Sat1/SanDisk/Brita/Bertelsmann/Fulda//Replay/Bayer/Wiener Ball der Wirtschaft/Audi BKK/IKK/Impera/

Youtube

Narcissus - Adagio for Strings

Rorschach

Narcissus - Mockup

Airberlin Spot

Prometheus

Trailer SFX

Prometheus - Mockup

Algos - Solo for Bassguitar

Universe

Rorschach

Gallery

Fotos: Michael Stelzhammer       Styling: Julia Hrdina