Damian Scholl

Film Music and Contemporary Music

Beyond the Visible – Hilma af Klint

New York Times Critic’s Pick

Beyond the Visible

“…bristles with the excitement of discovery…It refreshes the eyes and the mind.”
(A.O.Scott, NY Times)

“One of the best aspects of the documentary is the beautiful and stirring score by Damian Scholl.”
(Fiona Underhill, Moviejawn)

How can an artist discover abstraction by the beginning of the 20th century and nobody is noticing? A woman, misjudged and concealed, rocks the art world with her mind-blowing oeuvre. In this first film on her, director Halina Dyrschka talks about Hilma af Klint’s life and work, the role of women in art history and the discovery of an art scandal.


Selected for Berlinale Talents 2021


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Portrait produced by Deutsche Welle

Mon rêve familier – for singing Cellist

composed by Damian Scholl, performed by Janina Ruh, released on her Album MON RÊVE FAMILIER, SWR Classic

Damian Scholl for Kissinger Sommer Music Festival in Bad Kissingen Germany
Kissinger Sommer – Music Festival

Orfeo Reflections

During the renowned international music festival “Kissinger Sommer” in Bad Kissingen, Germany, Damian Scholl’s Orfeo Reflections premiered in July 2019 to great critical acclaim. The premiere was received with standing ovations for musicians and composer.

Orfeo Reflections have been performed by Lena Belkina (Mezzosoprano), Lucie Delhaye (Harp + Live-Electronics), musicians of the Bayerische Kammerorchester Bad Brückenau, conducted by Andrea Sanguineti.

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Damian Scholl - Music Film Composer - Berlin - Beuys Soundtrack

Official Selection COMPETITION Berlinale 2017
Nominated for Best Score at Deutscher Filmpreis
Won Best Score in a Documentary at DOK.fest München 2018
Music in collaboration with Ulrich Reuter

“…an exhilerating portrait of a unique truth-teller”
Glen Kenny, NY Times

“…the inventive atonal score by Ulrich Reuter and Damian Scholl kept my attention transfixed for long stretches of the picture. The music conveys a sense of urgency and magnitude”
Matt Fagerholm, rogerebert.com


Film Music

Damian Scholl’s Film Music Compositions

Find out about my latest film projects and give my music a listen. As the films are very different in style and mood so is the music.

Contemporary Music

Damian Scholl’s Contemporary Music

Let me show you my works for the concert hall. You’ll find a selection of recordings and a list of all my compositions to date.

Damian Scholl - Film Music Composer from Berlin
Film Music Composer. Berlin

About Damian Scholl

Damian Scholl is a composer of both contemporary music and music for film and theater.
Damian Scholl, born 1988, began studying violin at the age of seven. From the very beginning of his musical education he had a keen interest in composing and performing his own music.
Scholl continued to pursue his interest in composition by enrolling in the University of the Arts (UDK) Berlin, where he studied from 2008-2013 with Daniel Ott and Walter Zimmermann. During his years at the UdK, Scholl also studied with David Fennessy at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. After his graduation he went on to study filmmusic at the Filmuniversity „Konrad Wolf“ Babelsberg where he finished his academic education in 2017.

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NY Times Critics’ Pick: Beyond the Visible – Hilma af Klint

The Documentary is now available on DVD and streaming platforms. “…bristles with the excitement of discovery…It refreshes the eyes and the mind.” …

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Member of the Jury at Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis

I was very honoured to be part of the Jury at Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis 2020. Together with my fellow Jury members editor Joana Scrinzi and director Sigrun Köhler we had the difficult task …

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NY Times Critics’ Pick: Beyond the Visible – Hilma af Klint

The documentary about Hilma af Klint, the misjudged and ignored artist, will be screened in theaters throughout Germany and the US from March 5th. …

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Part of the Jury for Best Score in a Documentary at DOK.fest München 2019

With Daniel Sponsel (DOK.fest München), Damian Scholl, Alexander Kukelka, Antonia Goldhammer, Nicole Vögele, Barbara Schulte (Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung), Frizz Lauterbach.

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