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Sigurd – Tödliches Gold

Script and direction/Buch und Regie: Markus Winter
Based on the comics by/nach den Comics von: HR washer
Composer/Komponist: Stephan Eicke

Running time/Spielzeit: 60 min
Produced by/Produziert von: Winter Time
Released/Erschienen: November 2012

Sherlock Holmes – Die betrogenen Titanic-Passagiere

Directed by/Regie: Gerd Naumann
Script/Buch: Gerd Naumann & Thomas Tippner
Based on an idea by/nach einer Idee von: Thomas Tippner
Composer/Komponist: Stephan Eicke
Additional music/zusätzliche Musik: Oliver Mohr

Running time/Spieldauer: 70 Min.
Produced by/Produziert von: Allscore Media
Released/Erschienen: November 2012

Sherlock Holmes – Die Gesellschaft des Schreckens

Directed by/Regie: Gerd Naumann
Script/Buch: Marc Freund
Composer/Komponist: Stephan Eicke
Additional music/zusätzliche Musik: Oliver Mohr

Running time/Spieldauer: 100 Min.
Produced by/Produziert von: Allscore Media
Released/Erschienen: November 2012

Sherlock Holmes – Besuche eines Gehenkten

Directed by/Regie: Gerd Naumann
Script/Buch: Andreas Masuth
Composer/Komponist: Stephan Eicke
Additional music/zusätzliche Musik: Gerhard Heinz, Oliver Mohr & Unknown Ambient Squad

Running time/Spieldauer: 95 Min.
Produced by/Produziert von: Allscore Media
Released/Erschienen: October/Oktober 2012

Nominated for 3 Ohrkanus-Awards/Nominiert für 3 Ohrkanus-Preise:
Best Voicing/Bester Sprecher: Christian Rode
Best Direction/Beste Regie: Gerd Naumann
Best Audioplay/Bestes Hörspiel

In einem wilden Land

Music by/Musik von: Karim Sebastian Elias
Produced by/Produziert von: John Elborg, Stephan Eicke
Executive Producers/Ausführende Produzenten: John Elborg, Stephan Eicke

Running time/Spieldauer: 70 Min.
Released/Erschienen: October/Oktober 2013

King of Devil’s Island

Music by Johan Söderqvist
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“Elegiac, sober and beautiful, the music, driven by strings, pays tribute to the most beautiful aspects in this story inspired by real events.”
Olivier Soudé, Underscores.fr

“This is such a good album: the music is exquisitely-crafted, continually so evocative; the composer created a compelling atmosphere and executes it perfectly.  Musical storytelling at its finest, there isn’t a single flashy moment and yet the listener is absolutely gripped from start to finish as the story unfolds.  It won’t be for everyone by any means but for me the deep expressions of emotion played against the cold, harsh – sometimes even brutal – landscape are simply brilliant.”
Movie-Wave.net

““King of Devil’s Island” is a beautiful and serious composition where the elegiac tone dominates and only finds release in the “End credits” when all other instruments die down and the solo piano plays the final notes.  This score is special and you will feel all the pain, sorrow, scares or rage of the characters. With only a few notes and instruments, Johan Soderquist introduced us into a world I wouldn’t want to be part of. He painted it so well that I can’t wait to get back to my real life once the score is over. “King of Devil’s Island” will leave and echo that will haunt you long after it’s over.”
Soundtrack Dreams

“This is a good score, a proper depressing and moody score, but in a good way. The sound is gritty, never clean, telling the story about these boys and the hell they went through on that island.”
SoundtrackGeek

Secret Sharer/Tsotsi

Music by Guy Farley
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“It is difficult to get out of listening to Secret Sharer, a great symphonic score, worthy of the greatest masters and whose addictive theme will waltz in your head for a long time. If each release proposed by the label appears in the same vein, we can only rejoice and wish good luck to Caldera!”
Underscores.fr

“Anybody who enjoys a good soundtrack full of melodies and emotion is going to find it in Secret Sharer and Tsotsi, an excellent example of the above mentioned style of composition. I also hope that it makes people discover a marvelous composer who deserves a much bigger presence in our collections. Certainly, right now, this soundtrack would be the first recommendation that I have for anybody who wishes to get to know Guy Farley.”
BSOSpirit.com

“Caldera Records show much promise with this debut release, offering a well designed and written booklet by international score specialist Gergely Hubai, as well as an ending audio interview with Farley himself, who insightfully talks about taking an atypical course for “Secret Sharer” when the score threatened to veer off into familiarly menacing Asian musical waters.”
Film Music Mag.com

“If Secret Sharer‘s ethnic moments are rather subtle then Tsotsi‘s are far more overt, with the percussion and vocals making for a lively evocation of contemporary South Africa.  It’s pretty dark music in the main but dramatically compelling and highly listenable, with some moments of beauty and passion, particularly the outstanding pair of cues that conclude the suite, “Hills” and “Mother to a Child”, which are really rather moving.  The album ends with another nice touch, a four-minute interview with the composer in which he talks about his experience on Secret Sharer, an impressive score full of nice touches that are revealed more and more on repeated listens.”
Movie Wave.net

“Farley has designed his SECRET SHARER music around a sublime primary waltz melody, introduced on the accordion and take by strings and winds; it captures a splendid nostalgic tonality befitting of the film’s period. Both scores together form a serenely evocative listening experience.”
Buysoundtrax

“Symphonic creation of classic air with a strong central theme that emphasizes the sense of adventure and epic, supported by some melodies similar line. The composer applies lyrical and dramatic themes to highlight the romantic components and the threat and danger that threatens the protagonists. The main theme, of love, is beautiful but very simple, at least compared with the strength of the adventure central theme, which although is narratively less relevant in the global discourse of the musical script ends up imposing.”
MundoBSO

“For me also there were little nuances and quirks of orchestration etc that gave the work a certain Barry-esque sound, the rich sounding strings and also the composer’s obvious gift to create haunting musical passages that are delicate, fragile and highly emotive bringing forth some beautiful and stunningly touching melodious pieces. This score is certainly worth having as I know that you will return to it many times to sample the highly emotive and poignant compositions.”
John Mansell

““Secret Sharer” is the kind of score I always listen to with pleasure. It’s laid back but there’s a fire burning inside it and I can feel that. It’s romantic and melodic and I love how the instruments complement each other. Guy Farley wrote a sensible and soothing score that will work very well when the sunset comes on the sea shore and you’ve already been there for a few days.”
SoundtrackDreams

“This is a pretty good and polished thriller score. It has the two main themes and a bit of thriller music that at times impresses.”
SoundtrackGeek

King of Devil’s Island

The new release of our CD-label Caldera Records, for which I serve as producer, was released: King of Devil’s Island by Marius Holst was shown in theaters in 2010, featuring Stellan Skarsgard and a sublime, chilly score by Johan Söderqvist. The CD-release of his beautiful music features elegant art-design by Argentinian graphic-designer Luis Miguel Rojas, a detailed booklet-text by writer Gergely Hubai and an exclusive audio-commentary by Johan Söderqvist, sound-designer Tormod Ringnes and director Marius Holst, hosted by film music expert Thor Joachim Haga. The CD will soon be available via amazon, iTunes and all special soundtrack-retailers.

Die neue Veröffentlichung unseres CD-Labels Caldera Records, für das ich als Produzent arbeite, ist bekannt: King of Devil’s Island von Marius Holst wurde 2010 in den Kinos uraufgeführt. Der berührende Film mit Stellan Skarsgard verfügt über einen eleganten, kühlen Score von Johan Söderqvist. Unsere CD zeichnet sich durch elegantes Art-Design des argentinischen Grafikers Luis Miguel Rojas aus, einen detaillierten Booklet-Text des Schriftstellers Gergely Hubai und einen exklusiven Audio-Kommentar von Komponist Johan Söderqvist, Sound-Designer Tormod Ringnes und Regisseur Marius Holst, moderiert von Filmmusik-Experte Thor Joachim Haga. Die CD wird bald über amazon, iTunes und allen Soundtrack-Spezialhändlern bestellbar sein.

Cinema Musica No. 35 (1/2014)

The 35th Cinema Musica was published recently, whose editor-in-chief I am. The only European film music magazine features interviews with composers David Shire, Rolfe Kent and Alexandre Desplat. Furthermore, several articles and reviews on film music are printed. Additionally to my job as editor-in-chief I contributed several articles and reviews for the recent issue.

Die 35. Ausgabe der Cinema Musica, deren Chefredakteur ich bin, wurde veröffentlicht. In dem einzigen europäischen Filmmusikmagazin finden sich nun Interviews mit den Komponisten David Shire, Rolfe Kent und Alexandre Desplat, wie zahlreiche weitere Artikel und Rezensionen zum Thema Filmmusik. Neben meiner Aufgabe als Chefredakteur habe ich mehrere Artikel und Rezensionen für die aktuelle Ausgabe verfasst.

Sherlock Holmes – Der Biss des Zerberus

In Mid-March, the tenth episode of the very well-received and established audioplay-series Sherlock Holmes was released. Like the previous episodes, it features original music composed by me. The main theme and its variations are performed by Markus Wittwer and Patrick Schmitz on Bansuri and Sarangi, traditional Indian instruments.

Mitte März wurde die zehnte Folge der beliebten und etablierten Hörspielserie Sherlock Holmes – Die neuen Fälle veröffentlicht. Wie auch die vorherigen Folgen habe ich auch hierfür die Musik geschrieben, deren Hauptthema und Variationen von Markus Wittwer und Patrick Schmitz auf Bansuri und Sarangi gespielt werden, traditionellen indischen Instrumenten.