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  • Dr. Michael Schenk: Music and Noise in Film - Sounds between Soundscape and Composition

A lecture (with film sequences)
Speaker: Dr. Michael Schenk

When experiencing a film intensively - whether in the cinema, on the Internet or on TV - sound often plays a significant role in how we perceive the entire event from narrative, visual and acoustic levels. Music - whether specially composed or included in the visuals - or integrated sounds and languages form a special network for our ears.

On this foray through the almost infinite world of film, the speaker will explore together with the audience the remarkable means by which sound design works. Using examples, the lecture will show how sounds and soundscape recordings are used in film production to implement the diverse tasks of film sound, how atmospheres can be condensed and emotions generated...

Short vita

born 1958 + German and music teacher diploma studies at the PH Potsdam + singer in chanson and folk rock formations + musicological research studies (1986 doctorate) + 1987 - 1997 artistic assistant at the HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg (acting and sound) + since 1997 freelance sound artist and sound documentarist + 2000 - 2011 project manager of the Potsdam New Music Festival intersonanzen + compositions for theater, dance, multimedia actions, for film and radio + since 1990 improvisation projects and compositions for the solo project (voice and electronics), often in connection with visual arts (abstract-expressive and concrete orientations) + work stays in the USA, Mexico, Mongolia, Brazil and Italy + teaching assignments at the HFF "Konrad Wolf" Potsdam-Babelsberg, the University of Potsdam and the FH Lausitz + each founding member and chairman of BVNM e. V. (2007 - 2015) and the klangforum brandenburg e.V. + Academic assistant at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF since 2010

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