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 to award two prizes – “Best Documentary” and “Best Music in a Documentary”.

Photo: Ali Ghandtschi

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.

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

The first abstract artist was a woman – Hilma af Klint. Misjudged and ignored for more than a century, she is now shaking the art world with her mind-expanding oeuvre.

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24 h Europe: The Next Generation

TV premiere: 04.05.2019, ARTE, RBB, SWR, ARD-alpha, RTBF, YLE, CT, Canal 33

Damian Scholl - 24h Europe - The next generation
Film Music for 24h Europe by Damian Scholl

For this mind-blowing project I was part of a team of four to compose music that describes the hopes and fears of Europe’s young generation. Find more info about the project and listen to my music on my film music page.

Ghost Bird

Damian Scholl Ghostbird for Clarinet. 2019 Milan.

Ghostbird for clarinet, violin and piano was selected by mdi ensemble’s call for scores for their concert program „Sound of Wander“ (concert: 29.11.2019 in Milan). It is one of the five pieces that were chosen out of 72 works.

Premiere of Orfeo Reflections at Kissinger Sommer – 06.07.2019

During the famous international music festival “Kissing Sommer” in Bad Kissingen, Germany, Damian Scholl’s Orfeo Reflections premiered on the 6th of July 2019.

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

Impressions of the rehearsals:

Damian Scholl - Kissinger Sommer 2019 - Bad Kissingen - Premier Orfeo Reflections
Damian Scholl during the Premier of Orfeo Reflections at the “Kissinger Sommer 2019”. Foto: Gerhild Ahnert