In cooperation with the Studio for Electroacoustic Music at the Akademie der Künste.
Peter Albrechtsen, Gregorio García Karman, Martin Steyer
A crystal vase crashes, a piano plays madly on the ground floor, a child begins to wail. Sounds are often stories in their own right. Knowing this, the Sound Studio focuses on the development of sound and music in both documentaries and fiction films, bringing sound designers and composers together with the aim of creating unique forms of sonic storytelling. The participants benefit from a two-day workshop, led by mentors with lifetime experiences in their crafts and the spirit to improvise and try the unknown. By listening to and working with files brought in by the Talents from their home towns, different acoustic story worlds shall meet, collide, connect, and thereby influence and be influenced by the unique workshop space: Berlinale Talents proudly cooperates again with the Studio for Electroacoustic Music at the Akademie der Künste, a time machine into the living history of sound and a laboratory for performative and digital art.
Peter Albrechtsen is an award-winning Danish sound designer, mixer and music supervisor working on both feature films and documentaries. Recent credits include festival favourites GENERATION WEALTH, THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS, BLIND SPOT, THELMA and sound effects recording for Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK. He became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2017 and has just been nominated for a MPSE Golden Reel Award – one of the most prestigious US film sound awards.
Gregorio García Karman
Dr. Gregorio García Karman is the director of the Electronic Music Studio at the Academy of the Arts, Berlin, and of the Biennale KONTAKTE. His interest lies in exploring issues related to creativity, media and culture and in building bridges between practice and research as a musician, producer and academic. He has worked with composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, Vinko Globokar and Julio Estrada and has published on a range of topics in the field of electroacoustic music.
Martin Steyer is a musician and sound mixer who has worked on numerous films including GOOD BYE LENIN!, RESIDENT EVIL, YELLA, THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND and TRANSIT. He won Best Sound at the German Film Awards for REQUIEM, TRADE, WILD and THE CAPTAIN; Best Sound at the European Film Awards for THE CAPTAIN; and a BAFTA nomination for RUSH. He has taught at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) for 20 years and has been vice president of the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf since 2006.