"The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats…" - Albert Einstein
This home page features some information about my work in music and sound design. Music is not only one of the two escapes from the miseries of life, as Einstein allegedly put it, but music also creates a huge part of the emotional impact of a film. Before you figure out what to expect from a scene, the music will have told you. Or it leaves you in the unclear and you are questioning yourself what this is all about. No matter what path the director chooses - I am here to support the message and help make the movie an escape from the miseries of life, too. I live in Vienna with my girlfriend and two cats. My Blog is HERE.
Due to copyright restrictions it is usually impossible to post my work on the web.
A few exceptions can be accessed by scrolling down this page.
Faust, music, 09 Subterra Incognita, music & sound, 05 Copyshop, music & sound, 01 Heller als der Mond, music, 00
"Wolken über dem Paradies" by Bernhard Semmelrock, feature film, music & mix,1998
"Heller als der Mond" by Virgil Widrich, feature film, music, 1999
"Copy Shop" by Virgil Widrich, short film, award for best music/Clermont-Ferrand, Oscar-nominee, music & sound, 2000
"Subterra Incognita" by Thomas Lindermayer, documentary, music & sound, 2005
"Faust" by Philipp Hochhauser, silent feature film, music, 2009
"The Da Vinci Timecode" by Gil Alkabetz, award for best music/ITFS Stuttgart, music & sound, 2009
"Only Human" by Benjamin Swiczinsky, animated short film, Trailer FMX 2010, music & sound, 2009
"Screwed Up" by Kris Hofmann, stop-motion short film, music & sound, 2010
"Angelinho" by Maryna Shchipak, animated short film, music & sound, 2011
"Heldenkanzler" by Benjamin Swiczinsky, animated short film, music & sound, 2011
"366 Tage" by Johannes Schiehsl, animated short film, music & sound, 2011
"Le Nombril" by Pauline Flory, animated short film, music & sound, 2011
"Winterzeit" by Maryna Shchipak, animated short film, music & sound, 2012
"Wal" by Maryna Shchipak, animated short film, music & sound, 2013
VIDEO: Some Short Films and Spots
that I made music and sound design for:
Kris Hofmann is a die-hard-football-fan, so she did a piece about football and its ticket prices for the New York Times (for their Op-Doc Series).
Showreel for "Neue Österreichischer Trickfilm", an up-and-coming film-production for animation-films by Benjamin Swiczinsky, Johannes Schiehsl and Conrad Tambour.
Kris Hofmanns Teaser for Granta: Britain, the latest release of the publication. I abused a famous British song and added some mysterious music and sound...
The Bhopal Gas Disaster began on the night of the 2nd/3rd Dec. 1984 at a Union Carbide pesticide factory in Bhopal, India. Dow Chemical acquired the Union Carbide in 2001, and are happy to claim that they have nothing to do with the disaster.
In Linz, Upper Austria, a right-wing party managed to create a "City Guard": These are people in uniform trying to prevent that certain illegal things will take place. I was asked to contribute music and sound to a little spot about the hard life of the "Stadtwache" in Linz.
Fabulous Kris Hofmann did a video response to an article in Britain's "Granta" Magazine. She asked me to add some music...
"Screwed Up" by Kris Hofmann is a lovestory and a story about not knowing a good thing until it's gone. The stop-motion short-film was a vimeo staff-pick in August 2011.
The FMX 2010 featured Benjamin Swicinsky's "Only Human' as its official trailer, you can check it out here. Contrary to the official FMX upload to YouTube this is real STEREO and in HD. I hope they don't take it down for copyright reasons, but it's on YouTube anyway...
This is the teaser to Philipp Hochhauser's Faust, a silent movie. Faust has been released as part of an eBook, you can download it from the Apple App-Store here for the iPad and here for the iPhone/iPod.
Virgil Widrichs "Copy Shop" was the first short film i worked on, after i had done two feature films before. The short was nominated for an Oscar and the first of many prizes it won was for best music and sounddesign.
If you need something scored, recorded, mixed or produced, contact me through the link at the bottom of the page. My studio is very well equipped and I use the following
Monitoring: Genelec 1031A, Yamaha NS-10M, SPL Volume 2, Surround: JBL/Denon, AKG K500, 4x AKG K271, 8x AKG K141
Computer: Apple iMac 27” i7 2.93 GHz, 12GB
Converters: RME FFace 800, Apogee AD16-X
Software: Logic Pro X, Pro Tools HD 9, Melodyne Studio, iZotope RX2, Harrison Mixbus, Recycle, various plug-ins such as Celemony Melodyne Editor, Synful Orchestra, DFH Superior 2.0 + C&V, Waves Gold Bundle & SSL Bundle & JJP Bundle & L3-16 Bundle & L2 & Ren-DeEsser & LoAir & Ren-Bass & IR-360, iZotope Insight & Trash 2 & Spectron & Radius for Logic & Stutter Edit, SPL Transient Designer & Vitalizer MkII, brainworx bx_XL V2, SoundToys Native FX & DevilLoc Deluxe & Little Radiator, IK Multimedia T-Rex Singles & Amplitube 2 & CSR Reverb, ProAudioDSP DSM V2, Zynaptiq Unveil, AudioEase Speakerphone 2, Abbey Road EMI TG12413, Apulsoft apEQ, PredatOhm, PSP Vintage Warmer 2, CamelSpace, URS Saturation, Sonalksis SV-317 Mk. II EQ, Sound Guy SFX Machine RT, u-he Filterscape, Native Instruments Komplete 8 & Paranormal Spectrums, etc...
Mic Pre’s: Neumann V476b, Sebatron VMP-4000, Millennia Media HV-3D 8Channel
EQ’s: Neumann 495
Microphones: Charter Oak SA538B, Neumann TLM 103, AKG C414, 4x Neumann KM184, 2x Shure SM 57, Shure Beta 91, Telefunken MD30, Sennheiser MD 441, Audix D6, 3x Sennheiser e904
Keyboards: Roland RD-150, Yamaha AN-1x, Rhodes MK-80, Korg monotron
Mixing: Presonus Faderport
Library: The Hollywood Edge Complete, Custom
And finally …. some links of mine and some friends ...
My Blog •• kerschner.zlamal.com •• Funkfiaker @ Myspace •• Gustfuss, the other one of my Bands •• Faust Scoring Blog •• Faust Animation Blog •• Benjamings Lubu Blog - Animation Designe •• Athur Karik, Cartoons •• Klaus Kobald - Programmer and Recording Studio •• Barbara Ortner - Violinist •• Robert Pawlik - Guitar Player •• Thomas Schwarzmann - Entertainer •• Peter Natterer - Saxophone Player •• Christian Brunthaler - Sax Player, Composer, Producer •• Andreas Pirringer - Saxophone Player •• Eternal Storms Software - Matthias Gansrigler's SW-Company •• Oliver Kerschner's Music Production Company SoundDirect •• Heinrich Mader's Music and Sound Production Company •• FaustFilm - Bernhard Nicolics and Philipp Hochhauser •• BündnerflAisch - a cool Swiss Band •• Johannes Schiehsls Team Pibyte •• Maryna Shchipak - Animator •• Praxisgemeinschaft Zlamal - psychotherapy, counseling •• Dream Academia - Dream Developers •• Kris Hofmann - Filmmaker, Graphic Artist •• Pauline Flory - Filmmaker •• Manuel Gruber's viralvideo •• Neuer Österreichischer Trickfilm - Animation Film Production Company
The studio is here:
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1 Studiostunde ohne Bild ............. € 149,-
1 Studiostunde mit Bild ................ € 169,-
Kurzfilm (Musik & Ton) bis 5 Minuten ohne Musikergagen ...... ab € 2990,-
Weitere Preise auf Anfrage.
Die Mindestbuchungsdauer des Studios beträgt eine Stunde, danach erfolgt die Zeitrechnung halbstündig. Es gelten die Allgemeinen Herstellungs- und Lieferbedingungen des Fachverbandes der Audiovisions- und Filmindustrie Österreichs für Tonstudios vom 1. 1. 1998. Diese AGB sind integraler Bestandteil jedes mit dem Betreiber abgeschlossenen Vertrags.
Gerichtsstand: Handelsgericht Wien. Gültig ab 1.1.2011. Alle Preisangaben sind Nettopreise in Euro.