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Creating the music for ‘Ephemeral Rooms’, a contemporary dance video from Berlin

Miss Walker | December 3, 2016

A few weeks ago, Marco Baass and Dennis Weinbörner from Lobster Films in Berlin approached me. They’ve shot and edited a short dance film with contemporary dancers Nora Vladiguerov and Ruben Reniers, and asked me to create a fitting score. Being also a sound designer himself, Ruben had already produced an electronic sound scape to accompany the beautiful images. I was completely free to compose something on top of it. And I’m really proud to present you the final video. Please enjoy ‘Ephemeral Rooms’:

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The most important aspect for me during writing and composing the music was to not overshadow the dancers and their choreography. I wanted the images to be free to breathe without being dictated by heavy rhythms or melodies. I also was trying to add some warmth, something the viewer could attach to emotionally.

For this soundtrack I worked with Teenage Engineering’s OP-1 synthesizer, my voice through a Boss loop station and a vintage Hohner melodica which I used for an improvisational melody that I played live to the video. I think the music also merges perfectly with Ruben’s rather abstract sounds.

Many thanks again to Marco and Dennis for this wonderful enquiry. I absolutely love being involved in theatre and dance productions, be it for videos or on stage. So, if you need a musician to compose an original score, just get in touch. And  if you like ‘Ephemeral Rooms’, feel free to share the video. You can find it on YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook.

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