Music is emotion in motion

That's what I love about it.

The first time I fell in love with music was with the age of 4. I think it was because I saw someone playing on TV, so I couldn't help but beg my parents to allow me to start playing the violin. During my time in high school, I also got a keyboard and I started to fool around with these terrible sounds, creating and even recording some "songs". However, back then, I never really thought about getting serious with music. That was because of my other passion: film. I wanted to become a director. Wait, did I? Really?

I started to really think about what I wanted to do with my life and what fits me best. Loving music and film, I had to decide what was more important to me. Finally, it hit me: what about becoming a film composer? That was it! Now I can combine my passion for music and for film. From that point on my journey as a film composer began, and still is going on. I have so much more to learn, but I love it! I hope I can share this passion with you through the projects which I was blessed to be a part of!

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Films

"A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction." (S. Kubrick)

Commercials, short films, documentaries - every kind of film is an art for itself and therefore has to be treated differently. To broaden my horizons, I like to compose to various films and genres. I am open to new challenges and always looking forward to new collaborations. Some of my previous projects are listed here. I hope you enjoy watching them as much as I did enjoy writing for them!

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Music

"Music is love in search of a word." (S. Lanier)

As much as I love making music for films, there are times when I just want to write something for myself and put my own feelings into music. Although my biggest inspiration during the past 15 years has always been filmmusic, I love to use just the piano to improvise on. In addition to that, I recently fell in love with ambient music and electronic elements. You'll hear these influences in my original compositions. Enjoy!

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Testimonials

Impressions of some of the amazing filmmakers I had the pleasure to work with.


Sam Zook

Los Angeles, USA

"Manuel has been a blessing to work with. His gifted talent and ability to make you feel at ease and comfortable is truly amazing. Although I'm on the other side of the world, I still keep in contact with Manuel. Not only is he now a great friend, he's a very talented composer and musician that will take your film to the next level."

Simon Knobloch

SkywardProduction, DE

"Mit Manuel zu arbeiten heißt, sowohl zwischenmenschlich als auch musikalisch, professionell zu einem kreativen Ergebnis zu kommen. Manuel verarbeitet unsere Vorschläge und seine eigenen Ideen zu einem gefühlvollen und unterstützenden Track unserer Filmprojekte. Ich freue mich immer, wenn es zu einem gemeinsamen Projekt kommt."

Contact

I'd love to hear from you! Write me an email whether you want me to compose for your project,
license some music or just want to say 'hi'. I appreciate all of it!