MSH Conference: Film Music - Is less more?
August 10th 2021, 10:00 – 13:00 H
Location: TONALi, Kleiner Kielort 8, 20144 Hamburg
Instructor: Ernst Reijseger
Working language: English
Tuition Fee: 50,00 € (incl. 19% Mwst./VAT)
MSH Conference: 150,00 € (incl. 19% Mwst./VAT)
(Any number of MSH Conference events)
MSH Flatrate: 1,600.00 € (incl. 19% Mwst./VAT)
(Any number of MasterClasses, workshops, MSH Conference and SpecialEvents)
Students, trainees and interns receive a 20% discount.
Ernst Reijseger is a world-renowned cellist who has written the music for numerous films by celebrated filmmaker Werner Herzog. In this workshop, Ernst will give a brief overview of his career and explain his approach to music for film. While the course of the workshop will largely be determined by the students’ questions, Ernst Reijseger will discuss the influence of sound design in film music, how to merge and morph different sounds, and how to use music for scene transitions most effectively. In this interactive workshop, the muscian will show clips of his work and encourage students to bring in theirs as well.
Ernst Reijseger, born in Naarden, started playing cello at the age of seven. At the Conservatory of Amsterdam his teacher Anner Bijlsma encouraged him to follow his own path in order to develop his musical vocabulary. This resulted in a life time of out-of-the-box and genre-bending collaborations and that enabled Reijseger to grow into a unique musical force. Recently Reijseger composed for baroque orchestra Forma Antiqua (Volcano Symphony), the Dutch Wind Ensemble and Ensemble Modern. Scoring films for directors Werner Herzog (o.a. The White Diamond, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) and Alex and Andrew Smith (Walking Out) created a new platform for Reijseger’s music. Together with the audio loving label Winter&Winter. Ernst Reijseger released over two dozen albums, including film soundtracks. Throughout the years Reijseger gave outstanding solo performances. His solo albums “Colla Parte” (1997), “Tell Me Everything” (2008) and “Crystal Palace” (2014) were highly acclaimed by the international press. Reijseger collaborated with musicians from improvised and jazz music (Uri Caine, Han Bennink, Misha Mengelbergs Instant Composers Pool, Louis Sclavis, Harmen Fraanje), classical and baroque music (Yo Yo Ma, Giovanni Sollima, Erik Bosgraaf) and traditional music (Trilok Gurtu, Tenore e Concordu de Orosei, Groove Lélé, Nana Vasconcelos, Mola Sylla). His ability to interact with various art forms make him a sought after creative partner of poets (Ramsey Nasr), dancers (Bollwerk), actors (Oscar Isaac, Teo Joling), painters (Jerry Zeniuk, Simon Kramer, Robert Zandvliet), sculptors (Gertie Bierenbroodspot), photographers (Joost Guntenaar, Krijn van Noordwijk) and film makers (Werner Herzog, Alex and Andrew Smith). Reijseger’s music is part of two art installations: Stephan Winter’s ‘Von der Stille’ (Rathausgalerie Kunsthalle in Munich) and Werner Herzog’s ‘Hearsay of the Soul’ (J.Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne, Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City).