16:00 - 17:00

Hauschka Unlocked: a Keynote by Volker Bertelmann

Hotel Arena, KAPEL — Part of BMIM Special 2024

We have an Oscar winning composer in the house! Join us for a keynote session featuring the renowned composer, Volker Bertelmann. Known for his innovative use of the prepared piano as Hauschka, his compositions have left an unforgettable mark. Hauschka, also known as Volker Bertelmann for his film composing, is a German musician, experimental pianist, and composer. Transitioning from his roots in rock music to classical training in Dusseldorf, he swiftly made a name for himself in the realm of film composition as Volker Bertelmann. From his groundbreaking works to his collaborative spirit with filmmakers, delve into the secrets behind his success and uncover how you too can elevate your craft in media music. Join us as we explore the keys to creativity and unlock the distinctive Hauschka/Bertelmann sound.

Volker Bertelmann (Hauschka)

Composer, DE

Volker Bertelmann, also known as Hauschka, is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, and experimental musician. He earned an Academy Award and a BAFTA in 2023 for Best Score for his work on “All Quiet on the Western Front” directed by Edward Berger. His collaboration with Dustin O’Halloran on the score for “Lion” garnered multiple nominations, including an Oscar and a Golden Globe.

Bertelmann’s diverse portfolio includes scores for notable films and TV series such as “Patrick Melrose,” “The Old Guard,” and “Black Mirror.” His innovative piano techniques, using prepared piano with various objects, have earned him recognition worldwide. With over twenty albums and EPs to his name, Bertelmann’s talent extends beyond film, collaborating with renowned artists like Múm and Hilary Hahn.

As an active member of the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts, and Sciences, Bertelmann continues to push the boundaries of music composition and performance.

Tessa Rose Jackson (moderator)

artist, composer, Someone, NL

Tessa Rose Jackson is a musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and composer from Amsterdam and London. She has released numerous albums and tours with her live band throughout Europe and the UK. As she splits her time between releasing music as an independent artist and working as a composer for film, TV and videogame, her music is inherently cinematic and narrative. She produces records from her home studio, taking great joy in shaping the sound so as to paint a mental picture for the listener. Jackson is currently working on a number of scores for US and UK-based film and videogame projects, while simultaneously writing towards her next record.