Speakers SoundTrack_Cologne 17
Michael P. Aust

Michael P. Aust

Michael Aust has been festival director since SoundTrack_Cologne 1.0. He is managing director, founder and producer ("Low Lights", "Parallax Sounds", "Eva Hesse") of Televisor Troika GmbH, an agency for film production, events and PR.

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Michael P. Aust

Founder and director of SoundTrack_Cologne

Don Davis

Don Davis

The two-time Emmy winner, Don Davis, is well known for his film music in the Matrix film trilogy and receives the SoundTrack_Cologne Lifetime Achievement Award 2020.

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Don Davis

Lifetime Achievement Award

Stephen Warbeck

Stephen Warbeck

Stephen Warbeck is a British composer and Academy Award winner (Shakespeare in Love).

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Stephen Warbeck

Composing for Film

Kyan Bayani

Kyan Bayani

Kyan Bayani is a composer and sound artist who currently lives and works in Berlin and Luxembourg. His work focuses on the relationship between sound and the various architectural or emotional spaces.

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Kyan Bayani

Composing for TV series

Helge Borgarts

Helge Borgarts

Helge Borgarts is a freelance composer and producer. He is programme manager for games music at SoundTrack_Cologne. His references include work for the developers Crytek, Deck13, Spitfire Audio, Steinberg, Stratotainment and phenomedia.

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Helge Borgarts

Composing for Videogames

Dascha Dauenhauer

Dascha Dauenhauer

Dascha Dauenhauer studied film music at the Film University KONRAD WOLF. In 2020 she won the German Film Academy Award in the category "Best Original Music" for BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ.

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Dascha Dauenhauer

Composing for Film

Hannes de Maeyer

Hannes de Maeyer

Hannes De Maeyer is a Belgian composer best known for his collaboration with the directing duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, whose feature film Gangsta (Patser) was voted "Variety's 10 Directors to watch".

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Hannes de Maeyer

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Nainita Desai

Nainita Desai

Nainita Desai is a film composer who has worked for British television for over two decades. She was awarded the BAFTA Breakthrough Brit in 2016 and has won numerous BAFTA, Oscars and Emmys.

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Nainita Desai

Composing for Videogames

Valerie Dobbelaere

Valerie Dobbelaere

Valerie Dobbelaere works for Post Bills PR, a Brussels-based press and communications agency specialising in PR for film, television and film music projects.

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Valerie Dobbelaere

Reality Check

Marc du Moulin

Marc du Moulin

Marc du Moulin is Secretary General at the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA), a network of more than 56 organisations working together to defend and promote the rights of composers and songwriters in Europe.

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Marc du Moulin

Music Politics

Yati Durant

Yati Durant

Yati Durant is a U.S. born composer, lecturer, trumpeter and conductor.  He is head of AcadeMeet (formerly EEAMS) at SoundTrack_Cologne and IMMSANE.

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Yati Durant

AcadeMeet und IMMSANE

André Feldhaus

André Feldhaus

André Feldhaus is a composer and has already composed the music for more than 120 television and cinema productions, for example for "4 Kings", "Die Hände meiner Mutter", "Nordstrand", or "Tatort".

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André Feldhaus

Composing for TV series

Milena Fessmann

Milena Fessmann

Milena Fessmann moderates numerous events and panels on the subject of music and leads seminars on the subject of "music supervising" at the DFFB. There she also sat on the director and producer selection committee.

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Milena Fessmann

Reality Check / Case Study

Corinna Fleig

Corinna Fleig

Corinna Fleig is a sound designer, film editor and artist. Together with Tobias Fleig she founded the Studio Sonnenstudio GmbH.

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Corinna Fleig

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Tobias Fleig

Tobias Fleig

Tobias Fleig has worked on more than 100 feature films as sound designer or sound mixer, including DIE FÄLSCHER (Oscar 2008), LEBANON (Golden Lion Venice 2009) and BAL-Honey (Golden Bear 2010).

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Tobias Fleig

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Ivonne Gärber

Ivonne Gärber

Ivonne Gärber is a sound engineer for various cinema and television projects. Since 2010 she has also been teaching the art of practical sound work and sound design at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt and other institutions.

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Ivonne Gärber

Sound Design & Music: Der Preis der Anne Lena Schnabel

Ulrich Geiger

Ulrich Geiger

Ulrich Geiger war was GEMA representative of the Hessian Broadcasting Corporation and now heads the ARD/ZDF project Audiofingerprinting.

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Ulrich Geiger

Music Politics

John Groves

John Groves

John Groves ist ein britischer Komponist, Musiker und Produzent. Außerdem ist er Spezialist für den Gebrauch von Sound und Musik in Werbung. Er ist vor allem für seine unvergesslichen Jingles und Werbelieder bekannt.

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John Groves

Music Politics

John Gürtler

John Gürtler

John Gürtler (*1981) is an award-winning composer of film music and currently lives in Berlin. In 2019 he received the European Film Award for "System Crasher".

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John Gürtler

Reality Check Case Studies

Eva-Lotte Hill

Eva-Lotte Hill

Eva-Lotte Hill has been working for RTL for many years for the reporting of music to collecting societies. She also manages the use of audio fingerprinting technology and a monitoring service for music use on TV.

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Eva-Lotte Hill

Music Politics

Matthias Hornschuh

Matthias Hornschuh

Matthias Hornschuh lives and works as a composer for film music and radio play music and as a music producer in Cologne.

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Matthias Hornschuh

Music Politics

David Housden

David Housden

The BAFTA and Ivor Novello-nominated composer is best known for his collaboration with visionary game developer Mike Bithell for the BAFTA winners "Thomas Was Alone" and "Volume".

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David Housden

Composing for Videogames

Jens Kindermann

Jens Kindermann

Jens Kindermann is department and project manager at GEMA and responsible for the documentation of films and series and the clarification of production rights.

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Jens Kindermann

Music Politics

Anja Kofmel

Anja Kofmel

Anja Kofmel is an independent illustrator, animator and documentary filmmaker who studied at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and at the École Nat Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

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Anja Kofmel

Sound design & music

Cornelia Köhler

Cornelia Köhler

Since 2007 Cornelia Köhler has been working as a freelance producer, scriptwriter and dramaturg for cinema and TV formats. Since 2010 she has been a member of the board of directors of 'WIFT Germany'.

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Cornelia Köhler

Sound Design & Music

Dr. Anselm Kreuzer

Dr. Anselm Kreuzer

Dr. Anselm Kreuzer is a proven specialist for TV title music, station IDs, soundtracks for series and TV drama as well as music for new media and advertising. He sets soundtracks for series like "In aller Freundschaft" and "Rosenheim-Cops".

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Dr. Anselm Kreuzer

Music Politics

Markus Krohn

Markus Krohn

Markus Krohn is a sound designer and sound engineer. His latest projects include "Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit" (D: Thomas Heise) and "Chris the Swiss" (D: Anja Kofmel).

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Markus Krohn

Sound Design & Music: Chris the Swiss

Maxime Luft

Maxime Luft

Maxime Luft is a French-German composer for films and live events. He founded the company 'Organic Samples' in 2017 to make his libraries publicly available and established an exclusive collaboration with 'Orchestral Tools'.

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Maxime Luft

Reality Check / Tools

Hanna Sophie Lüke

Hanna Sophie Lüke

Hanna Sophie Lüke is a music journalist, presenter and musician & composer. Since 2013 she has hosted the science festival EFFEKTE in Karlsruhe and is co-founder of the composers' collective 'track 15 - female composers collective' (2018).

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Hanna Sophie Lüke

Reality Check

Martin Lutz

Martin Lutz

Martin Lutz is a composer and sound artist who lives and works in Berlin. He produces music and sound compositions for artists, dance, theatre and film productions in Europe, India, South Korea, Mozambique and Australia.

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Martin Lutz

Composing for TV series

Verena Marisa

Verena Marisa

Verena Marisa Schmidt is a German-Brazilian composer and sound artist. She was the first musician to compose a complete solo programme for theremin and loop station.

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Verena Marisa

Composing for TV series

Micki Meuser

Micki Meuser

Micki Meuser is a film composer and music producer who has written the music for over 60 films, including international films with Daniel Craig and Kirsten Dunst. He is chairman of DEFKOM and a member of the supervisory board of GEMA.

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Micki Meuser

Music Politics

Thomas Mikusz

Thomas Mikusz

Thomas Mikusz was born in Vienna, but now lives in Los Angeles. He is a team member at White Bear PR, part of the management team of The Alliance for Women Film Composers and a member of the TV Academy and the World Soundtrack Academy.

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Thomas Mikusz

Reality Check

Tina Pepper

Tina Pepper

Tina Pepper is an award-winning television and film composer from Berlin. In 2020 she was awarded the German Television Award for her music for 'Rampensau'.

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Tina Pepper

Composing for TV series

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Pfennig

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Pfennig

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Pfennig is a lawyer and, since October 2012, has been spokesman for the Copyright Initiative, which represents 30 organisations and unions of authors.

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Prof. Dr. Gerhard Pfennig

Update Music Politics

Franziska Pohlmann

Franziska Pohlmann

Franziska Pohlmann has specialised in working with choirs and orchestras as a composer. She is currently working with director Radek Wegrzyn to develop the film music for his cinema documentary MISS HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR.

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Franziska Pohlmann

Sound Design & Music

Oliver Schiller-Sittl

Oliver Schiller-Sittl

Oliver Schiller-Sittl is responsible for the acquisition of entertainment labels, artists, repertoire and international distribution of feiyr's digital services. He is a classically trained electric guitarist and mandolin player.

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Oliver Schiller-Sittl

Reality Check

Beda Senn

Beda Senn

Beda Senn has been music supervisor at SRF Musikberatung on Swiss Television since 2006 and has been responsible for conception & production of new library/production music since 2018.

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Beda Senn

Reality Check

Janne Spijkervet

Janne Spijkervet

Janne Spijkervet, MSc. is a composer and researcher in the field of artificial intelligence and explores creative work using self-learning algorithms.

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Janne Spijkervet

Composing for Media

Gaute Storaas

Gaute Storaas

Gaute Storaas is one of the most experienced and celebrated film composers in the Nordic countries and was awarded the HARPA Award for "Elias and the Treasure of the Sea".

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Gaute Storaas

Composing for TV series

Svínhunder

Svínhunder

Svínhunder is the duo consisting of Hans Mullens and Michel Bisceglia, whose first joint setting project is the historical-dramatic Netflix series "Thieves of the Woods".

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Svínhunder

Composing for TV series

The Flight

The Flight

Ivor Novello award winning duo Joe Henson and Alexis Smith aka The Flight. Their television projects include the BAFTA nominated BBC documentary series DRUGSLAND, and KIDS ON THE EDGE, produced for Channel 4 by Century Films.

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The Flight

Composing for Videogames

Prof. Dr. Francisco Tigre Moura

Prof. Dr. Francisco Tigre Moura

Prof. Dr. Francisco Tigre Moura is a professor of marketing at IUBH University of Applied Sciences (Bad Honnef, Germany).

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Prof. Dr. Francisco Tigre Moura

Composing for Media

Brooke Trezise

Brooke Trezise

Brooke Trezise is a sound designer and editor who studied "Sound of Performance". She specialises in manipulating the real world and synthesising tracks to create atmospheric soundscapes.

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Brooke Trezise

Sound Design & Music: Wish you Were Here

Marcel Vaid

Marcel Vaid

Marcel Vaid works as a musician and composer for film. He made the music for over 80 feature films worldwide and is the head of the electro-acoustic collective Superterz with numerous tours in Japan and Europe.

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Marcel Vaid

Sound Design & Music

Than Van Nispen

Than Van Nispen

Than van Nispen is a lecturer and researcher at HKU School of Music and Technology and the Expertise Centre for Creative Technologies. He is also a music composer for games and interaction, as well as music theatre.

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Than Van Nispen

Reality Check / Tools

Andreas Weidinger

Andreas Weidinger

Andreas Weidinger composed the music for more than 100 films of various genres and is the author of the book "Filmmusik". He is the winner of the Franz Grothe Prize and was nominated for the German Music Authors' Prize 2018.

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Andreas Weidinger

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