Bachwochen Thun shines as a popular music festival in Switzerland with innovative concert formats and smart forms of cooperation. Epic Lab had the opportunity to talk to festival director Vital Julian Frey about the marketing strategy of the new concert format...
Anna Brochmann is the lead actress in the literary short film drama "The Rest Cure". Epic Lab had the opportunity to talk with her about the filming process and the special challenge to depict the role of Alice, a character based on Charlotte Perkins Gilman's novel...
In April of this year we were responsible for the "Digital Concert" film production of the Bachwochen Thun music festival. Released in September, this special concert format will make use of a newly developed video player called "SwipeKam", which allows audiences to...
Last year we went back into the editing bay together with film editor Austin Nordell, sound designer Jonathan Coomes and special effects artist Lucia Scianetti, to create an entirely new version of our 2016 literary low budget short film “The Rest Cure”. It has been...
Is it possible to create a shortfilm from scratch within one afternoon? The Location Manager served as a proof of concept for director and cinematographer Andreas Graf and actor Neville Jason Fahy who decided to make use of a free afternoon during the filming of the...
Marcel Barsotti is one of the most successful German film composers. He has written the music for over a hundred cinema, television films and commercials (including Die Päpstin, Deutschland. Ein Sommermärchen, Jesus liebt mich), and has published 40 music albums. He...
In 2019 Helen Steinemann and Regula Dodds commissioned the composer Niklaus Vogel to compose a duo for two violins for their concert entitled “à la Mozart”. The resulting musical work "Steppenwolf" was premiered on October 19, 2019 in Ebikon and has already been...
Yagiz Oral is a film music composer and founding conductor of the Agora Symphony Orchestra, based in Ankara, Turkey. Epic Lab had a chance to talk with him. Yagiz Oral, what made you follow the career of a film composer? Actually, I can say that my journey started...
Jonathan Moy de Vitry is a filmmaker and the founder of RightHere/RightNow Productions, a team of Geneva-based artist-technicians infusing the best elements of classic cinema into modern media formats, from event videos and social media campaigns to livestreams and...
Bernard Duc is a Swiss film composer and conductor living in London. He is also the organiser of Perspective, an event for film and media composers that is held annually in London. Bernard Duc, if you had to name 3 characteristics a successful film composer needs in...
Film music, motion picture & branding
We’re a small creative agency providing epic motion picture soundtracks, film production and screenwriting for TV commercials & film. Our members are all highly trained classical musicians. We are committed to providing you with excellent original soundtracks that let your film shine. We also record soundtracks written by other film composers for any original orchestral instrument. We operate out of Switzerland, but we are tightly related to the Los Angeles film industry and provide our services worldwide at competitive rates. Do not hesitate to get a quote.
Niklaus Vogel, film composer & creative director
Niklaus Vogel has been a violinist, conductor, composer and producer for many years.
He studied classical violin in Lucerne and Zurich and holds a “Diploma of Advanced Studies in Conducting”. In 2016 he graduated from Berklee College of Music in Valencia (Spain) and became the assistant of film composer Lucas Vidal (Fast and Furious) and producer Griffin Boice (Black Eyed Peas) in Los Angeles.
As a composer and producer he worked for bands such as The Souls, Chica Torpedo, Baschi, Henä, Gavin Rossdale, Amaia Montero, Elias Bendix and many others.
Some of his more recent projects were realized with the the Budapest Art Orchestra, the Sinfonietta Mosaique and the Taurida State Symphony Orchestra.
Niklaus Vogel conducted and recorded film music in the prestigious Air Studio in London and is a regular contributor to Film und Trailer Musik, Germany (CHROMAMUSIC). He lives with his family in Thun, Switzerland.
Peter Hauser, film composer & creative director
Peter Hauser derives from a musical family of long tradition. He graduated at Musikhochschule Stuttgart (violoncello and piano, major in orchestra «with excellence») and pursued further studies with world-renowned cellist Natalia Gutman. He was also a member of Gaudeamus Fondation Cologne, led by Manfred Niehaus.
As a cellist he performed with many big symphony orchestras in Germany, such as Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Württembergisches Staatstheater Stuttgart, Orchester des Süddeutschen Rundfunks Stuttgart, Symphonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks, participating in tours through England, Spain, Japan and the USA. Since 1994 he is 2nd solo cellist of the Bern Symphony Orchestra.
Peter has a passion for electronic music and film music. He has the ability to create truly mesmerizing musical themes. His works are a tribute to his admired film composers Hans Zimmer, James Horner und John Williams. His motto: “No good movie without good film music.”
Andreas Graf, film director & creative director
Andreas Graf was born in Basel, Switzerland. He received his training at the New York Film Academy and holds a master’s degree in business and media from the university of Bern, Switzerland.
His short film “The Laws of Attraction”, starring Aaron Kuban, has won several awards and was accepted for competition at international film festivals. He has produced and directed short films in England, Spain and the USA. He lived in Los Angeles where he produced film content for start-up companies in the cleantech business and interviewed meterologists and NASA scientists about sustainability, climate change und earth science.
Andreas is also a multiple awarded classical concert cellist. He holds a master’s degree in performing arts from Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main, and is a member of the Bern Symphony Orchestra.
Emre Türktopu, customer relations & marketing
Emre Türktopu completed his bachelor’s degree at Dokuz Eylül University State Conservatory, Izmir. He was accepted to Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, for his master’s degree.
As an oboist, he performed in important concert halls and festivals in Europe with various orchestras, such as Young Euro Classic Festival, Ravello Festival, Rudolfinum Concert Hall Prague, Smetana Hall, Vigadò Concert Hall Budapest, Die Glocke Bremen, Teatro Filarmonico Verona, etc.
He had the opportunity to participate in masterclasses with famous oboe artists. During his education, he received the support of important foundations and won degrees from various competitions.
He continues to improve himself in the field of “Music Business and Management” as well as continuing his master’s degree at Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana.
Collaboration with artclassic for best live recordings
In order to ensure the highest quality standards for live recordings we are collaborating with artclassic. Artclassic takes pride in working with some of the most renowned classical artists and ensembles in Switzerland.
In addition to its expertise in sound recording and sound engineering, artclassic is offering various editing services for motion picture sound including dubbing, time-twist editing and audio mixing in stereo and 5.1 surround sound.
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