Damian Scholl

Film Music and Contemporary Music

Beyond the visible

Hilma af Klint

Beyond the visible

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. Hilma af Klint was a pioneer creating her first abstract painting in 1906, four years before Vassily Kandinsky. But why was she ignored? Why are her paintings not available on the market? This first film on her is about her life and work, the role of women in art history and the discovery of an art scandal.

Her quest for meaning in life and a boundless thinking led into a timeless, outstanding oeuvre. The film had its premiere at the Göteborg Filmfestival in January 2019 and has since been travelling the world (screenings at the Guggenheim New York during their Hilma-af-Klint-exhibition [the most frequented exhibition in the museum’s history], Hot Docs Toronto, Doc Aviv, i.a.). It is shown in theaters in Sweden (October 2019), Germany (March 2020) and US (April 2020).
(R: Halina Dyrschka)

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

Premiere of 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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“BEUYS SELBST UND SEIN WERK LEGEN HIER ZEUGNIS AB – ÜBRIGENS MIT EINEM GROSSARTIGEN SOUNDTRACK VON ULRICH REUTER UND DAMIAN SCHOLL.”

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Damian Scholl - Music Film Composer - Berlin - Beuys Soundtrack

In this documentary about Joseph Beuys, Andres Veiel lets us get close to the artist – we see how all the different aspects of his life are related. The wounds of war and the will to make art that would influence the society. Glenn Kenny from the New York Times called it “an exhilerating portrait of a unique truth-teller”.

I did the music in cooperation with Ulrich Reuter. The film was first shown at the Berlinale 2017 where it was selected in the main competition to compete for the Golden Bear. It won Deutscher Filmpreis for Best Documentary in 2018. The music was nominated for Deutscher Filmpreis and won Deutscher Dokumentarfilmmusikpreis at DokFest München (both in 2018).

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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.

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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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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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In theaters soon: 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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Rå nominated for Best Score at International Festival de Film Aubagne 2019

 I feel very honoured to be nominated at this prestigious french film festival that focuses on music in films. Listen to my music for the magical film Rå by Sophia Bösch on my film music …

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