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THE LEO Nomination

I am very happy to announce that my Sound Direction for “Six Easy Pieces” is nominated for THE LEO at this year`s 25th Braunschweig International film festival.

“Six Easy Pieces” is a cooperation with director and artist Reynold Reynolds. I was responsible for the whole sound and music on this project.

”The Leo“ is the Braunschweig International Film Festival’s short film music competition. A minimum of 14 short movies are in competition for the prize for the most successful combination of image and music or sound. A four-member jury consisting of representatives from the film and music business selects the winner. The composer or sound designer receives “The Leo”, the prize money of € 2000 is divided equally between the director and the composer or sound designer. (Text by www.filmfest-braunschweig.de)

About Six Easy Pieces

Germany, 2010
3 channels of HD video transferred from 16 mm and photo stills

“Six Easy Pieces” is the last part of the Secrets Trilogy; a three-part cycle exploring the imperceptible conditions that frame life and is preceded by Secret Life, 2008 (won the 2008 EMAF Festival Award at the European Media Art Festival Osnabrueck, Germany) and Secret Machine, 2009 (3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art 2009, Russia)

Here`s the cinema version of “Six Easy Pieces”


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