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Volker Bertelmann is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, music producer and experimental musician.

His score for Garth Davis’s Oscar-nominated film Lion, co-composed with Dustin O’Halloran, was awarded an AACTA Award and nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA in 2017. Bertelmann has provided music for a large number of films and TV shows, such as the Emmy- and BAFTA nominated series Patrick Melrose (2018), Gunpowder (2017), Dublin Murders, Your Honor, (2019) and most recently for the feature films Summerland, Stowaway, and Downhill (2020).

A uniquely innovative pianist, who in his solo work goes by the name Hauschka, Bertelmann has recorded with the Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn, composed for soloists Avi Avital and Nicolas Altstaedt, as well as for ensembles and orchestras, among others alongside the Icelandic band múm for the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra as their artist in residence. Volker Bertelmann is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Lennart Saathoff is a composer and producer from Düsseldorf, Germany. He holds a BA in “Ton und Bild“ (Audio and Video) from Düsseldorf’s Institute for Music and Media and received his MA in Music Production at the HfMT Köln after studying under Jono Podmore.

As his pop alter ego “Marton Harvest“, he is known for his lush vocals and synthesizer-driven pop tunes with a dreamy and explorative quality. In 2018 he co-founded the label “Futuregold Recordings“ to support and enrich Düsseldorf’s music scene with sonic experimentation and unique approaches.

Roland Nebe is an artist, musician and composer from Düsseldorf, Germany. Working with Volker Bertelmann, he has contributed to numerous soundtracks including the Academy Award-nominated score for Lion, the Emmy-nominated miniseries Patrick Melrose, and the AACTA Award-winning drama Hotel Mumbai.

Roland Nebe holds a degree as a classical double bass performer from HfMT Köln and as media producer from the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf.

Together with Andreas Huck, he runs WARPED TYPE, a group of graphic moving imagemakers creating and performing live visuals. Producing artistic video content for symphonic orchestras, ensembles and composers, they have collaborated with Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Duisburger Philharmoniker, MDR Rundfunkorchester, WDR Rundfunkchor as well as with Brigitta Muntendorf, Hauschka, Kai Schumacher, and Grandbrothers.

As “Making Sound Machines“ he creates custom electronic and electro-acoustic instruments together with electronics engineer Enrica Gissel in his spare time.

Raffael Seyfried’s work takes place on the border between acoustic and electronic material. He explores the dynamic processes and characteristics that are present in both media. By subtly mixing these elements, he creates warm and unusual soundscapes, free from the constraints of a particular genre.

Raffael Seyfried’s live performances focus on the interaction between piano and modular synthesizer, on sounds that change and influence each other. The result of this process is a multifaceted sound world, sometimes planned, sometimes spontaneous and improvised.

As composer and orchestrator he worked on international film and TV productions like Gunpowder (BBC/HBO 2017), Patrick Melrose (Showtime 2018), Hotel Mumbai (2018) or Phenoms (FOX Sports 2018). He also composed music for projects such as the radio feature Marslandung in Rio Tinto (DLF 2018), the dance piece Unbearable Darkness (Tanzhaus Düsseldorf 2018) or the sound performance Murmur et Hum (2018).

Gregor Keienburg is a composer and producer from Essen, Germany. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Düsseldorf’s Institute for Music and Media and is a classically trained guitarist who studied with Roberto Aussel at the HfMT Köln.

His main focus lies on instrumental composition and arrangements. He owns and plays a large number of different instruments from all over the world including the Sarangi Nepali, the Bansuri, the Ghuzeng as well as rare Philippine bamboo percussion. As a composer, orchestrator and producer, Gregor Keienburg has worked on numerous scores for big and small screens.

Ben Winkler is a Düsseldorf-based composer, producer and musician who is fascinated by sound, music and everything in between.

Since 2013, he has been studying “Ton und Bild“ (Audio and Video) at Düsseldorf’s University of Applied Sciences and at the Robert Schumann Hochschule, where he used the opportunity to develop his skills and his composing and producing style. He is interested in all kinds of music, in the art of creating motion pictures and enjoys sitting in nature. Ben Winkler joined the Needlewood team in January 2019.

Sabine Zeppenfeld was trained as management assistant in advertising at the full-service agency Coplan PR with a focus on public relations, followed by her longtime work as accountant and executive assistant at the advertising agency Dusar Grafik & Design.

As a side line, she pursued her passion for working in Düsseldorf’s food service industry in areas such as human resource planning, dining room design, purchasing and advertising media production.

After a parental leave, Sabine Zeppenfeld has joined Needlewood where she is responsible for the accounting department.

Nina Ditscheid studied Photography at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and has been working as a freelance photographer in documentary photography, fashion and portrait for 20 years. In addition, she works as photography lecturer at Düsseldorf’s University of Applied Sciences, Peter Behrens School of Arts since 2014 where she also holds the position of research associate at the Department of Photography.

Nina Ditscheid’s photographic work can be classified as conceptual photojournalism with socio-cultural subjects. She is a story-teller who uses her camera as a tool to capture moments and thoughts and to mirror society, one of her most personal projects being “Was ich Sehe“ (“What I See“) involving refugees and their experiences, prospects, and fear.

Nina Ditscheid started working together with Volker Bertelmann in the context of the Düsseldorf-based Approximation Festival, which Bertelmann co-founded and joined him as his day-to-day manager in 2010.

Jan Andrees started composing for German and Austrian TV while studying at the conservatories in Cologne (Germany) and Arnhem (Netherlands). His compositions for film and TV range from intimate scores for small ensembles to hybrid orchestral music.

The most recent films he worked on as arranger and orchestrator include international productions like A Christmas Carol (FOX, 2019), Dublin Murders (BBC, 2020), Summerland (BFI, 2020) and Ammonite (BBC, 2020).

Jan Andrees composes and produces scores as well as commissioned secular and sacred works for ensembles, big bands, symphonic orchestras and choirs and directs and conducts various ensembles and choirs across Germany.

Volker Bertelmann is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, music producer and experimental musician.

His score for Garth Davis’s Oscar-nominated film Lion, co-composed with Dustin O’Halloran, was awarded an AACTA Award and nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA in 2017. Bertelmann has provided music for a large number of films and TV shows, such as the Emmy- and BAFTA nominated series Patrick Melrose (2018), Gunpowder (2017), Dublin Murders, Your Honor, (2019) and most recently for the feature films Summerland, Stowaway, and Downhill (2020).

A uniquely innovative pianist, who in his solo work goes by the name Hauschka, Bertelmann has recorded with the Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn, composed for soloists Avi Avital and Nicolas Altstaedt, as well as for ensembles and orchestras, among others alongside the Icelandic band múm for the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra as their artist in residence. Volker Bertelmann is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Lennart Saathoff is a composer and producer from Düsseldorf, Germany. He holds a BA in “Ton und Bild“ (Audio and Video) from Düsseldorf’s Institute for Music and Media and received his MA in Music Production at the HfMT Köln after studying under Jono Podmore.

As his pop alter ego “Marton Harvest“, he is known for his lush vocals and synthesizer-driven pop tunes with a dreamy and explorative quality. In 2018 he co-founded the label “Futuregold Recordings“ to support and enrich Düsseldorf’s music scene with sonic experimentation and unique approaches.

Roland Nebe is an artist, musician and composer from Düsseldorf, Germany. Working with Volker Bertelmann, he has contributed to numerous soundtracks including the Academy Award-nominated score for Lion, the Emmy-nominated miniseries Patrick Melrose, and the AACTA Award-winning drama Hotel Mumbai.

Roland Nebe holds a degree as a classical double bass performer from HfMT Köln and as media producer from the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf.

Together with Andreas Huck, he runs WARPED TYPE, a group of graphic moving imagemakers creating and performing live visuals. Producing artistic video content for symphonic orchestras, ensembles and composers, they have collaborated with Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Duisburger Philharmoniker, MDR Rundfunkorchester, WDR Rundfunkchor as well as with Brigitta Muntendorf, Hauschka, Kai Schumacher, and Grandbrothers.

As “Making Sound Machines“ he creates custom electronic and electro-acoustic instruments together with electronics engineer Enrica Gissel in his spare time.

Raffael Seyfried’s work takes place on the border between acoustic and electronic material. He explores the dynamic processes and characteristics that are present in both media. By subtly mixing these elements, he creates warm and unusual soundscapes, free from the constraints of a particular genre.

Raffael Seyfried’s live performances focus on the interaction between piano and modular synthesizer, on sounds that change and influence each other. The result of this process is a multifaceted sound world, sometimes planned, sometimes spontaneous and improvised.

As composer and orchestrator he worked on international film and TV productions like Gunpowder (BBC/HBO 2017), Patrick Melrose (Showtime 2018), Hotel Mumbai (2018) or Phenoms (FOX Sports 2018). He also composed music for projects such as the radio feature Marslandung in Rio Tinto (DLF 2018), the dance piece Unbearable Darkness (Tanzhaus Düsseldorf 2018) or the sound performance Murmur et Hum (2018).

Gregor Keienburg is a composer and producer from Essen, Germany. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Düsseldorf’s Institute for Music and Media and is a classically trained guitarist who studied with Roberto Aussel at the HfMT Köln.

His main focus lies on instrumental composition and arrangements. He owns and plays a large number of different instruments from all over the world including the Sarangi Nepali, the Bansuri, the Ghuzeng as well as rare Philippine bamboo percussion. As a composer, orchestrator and producer, Gregor Keienburg has worked on numerous scores for big and small screens.

Ben Winkler is a Düsseldorf-based composer, producer and musician who is fascinated by sound, music and everything in between.

Since 2013, he has been studying “Ton und Bild“ (Audio and Video) at Düsseldorf’s University of Applied Sciences and at the Robert Schumann Hochschule, where he used the opportunity to develop his skills and his composing and producing style. He is interested in all kinds of music, in the art of creating motion pictures and enjoys sitting in nature. Ben Winkler joined the Needlewood team in January 2019.

Sabine Zeppenfeld was trained as management assistant in advertising at the full-service agency Coplan PR with a focus on public relations, followed by her longtime work as accountant and executive assistant at the advertising agency Dusar Grafik & Design.

As a side line, she pursued her passion for working in Düsseldorf’s food service industry in areas such as human resource planning, dining room design, purchasing and advertising media production.

After a parental leave, Sabine Zeppenfeld has joined Needlewood where she is responsible for the accounting department.

Nina Ditscheid studied Photography at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and has been working as a freelance photographer in documentary photography, fashion and portrait for 20 years. In addition, she works as photography lecturer at Düsseldorf’s University of Applied Sciences, Peter Behrens School of Arts since 2014 where she also holds the position of research associate at the Department of Photography.

Nina Ditscheid’s photographic work can be classified as conceptual photojournalism with socio-cultural subjects. She is a story-teller who uses her camera as a tool to capture moments and thoughts and to mirror society, one of her most personal projects being “Was ich Sehe“ (“What I See“) involving refugees and their experiences, prospects, and fear.

Nina Ditscheid started working together with Volker Bertelmann in the context of the Düsseldorf-based Approximation Festival, which Bertelmann co-founded and joined him as his day-to-day manager in 2010.

Jan Andrees started composing for German and Austrian TV while studying at the conservatories in Cologne (Germany) and Arnhem (Netherlands). His compositions for film and TV range from intimate scores for small ensembles to hybrid orchestral music.

The most recent films he worked on as arranger and orchestrator include international productions like A Christmas Carol (FOX, 2019), Dublin Murders (BBC, 2020), Summerland (BFI, 2020) and Ammonite (BBC, 2020).

Jan Andrees composes and produces scores as well as commissioned secular and sacred works for ensembles, big bands, symphonic orchestras and choirs and directs and conducts various ensembles and choirs across Germany.

Volker Bertelmann is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, music producer and experimental musician.

His score for Garth Davis’s Oscar-nominated film Lion, co-composed with Dustin O’Halloran, was awarded an AACTA Award and nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA in 2017. Bertelmann has provided music for a large number of films and TV shows, such as the Emmy- and BAFTA nominated series Patrick Melrose (2018), Gunpowder (2017), Dublin Murders, Your Honor, (2019) and most recently for the feature films Summerland, Stowaway, and Downhill (2020).

A uniquely innovative pianist, who in his solo work goes by the name Hauschka, Bertelmann has recorded with the Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn, composed for soloists Avi Avital and Nicolas Altstaedt, as well as for ensembles and orchestras, among others alongside the Icelandic band múm for the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra as their artist in residence. Volker Bertelmann is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Lennart Saathoff is a composer and producer from Düsseldorf, Germany. He holds a BA in “Ton und Bild“ (Audio and Video) from Düsseldorf’s Institute for Music and Media and received his MA in Music Production at the HfMT Köln after studying under Jono Podmore.

As his pop alter ego “Marton Harvest“, he is known for his lush vocals and synthesizer-driven pop tunes with a dreamy and explorative quality. In 2018 he co-founded the label “Futuregold Recordings“ to support and enrich Düsseldorf’s music scene with sonic experimentation and unique approaches.

Roland Nebe is an artist, musician and composer from Düsseldorf, Germany. Working with Volker Bertelmann, he has contributed to numerous soundtracks including the Academy Award-nominated score for Lion, the Emmy-nominated miniseries Patrick Melrose, and the AACTA Award-winning drama Hotel Mumbai.

Roland Nebe holds a degree as a classical double bass performer from HfMT Köln and as media producer from the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf.

Together with Andreas Huck, he runs WARPED TYPE, a group of graphic moving imagemakers creating and performing live visuals. Producing artistic video content for symphonic orchestras, ensembles and composers, they have collaborated with Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Duisburger Philharmoniker, MDR Rundfunkorchester, WDR Rundfunkchor as well as with Brigitta Muntendorf, Hauschka, Kai Schumacher, and Grandbrothers.

As “Making Sound Machines“ he creates custom electronic and electro-acoustic instruments together with electronics engineer Enrica Gissel in his spare time.

Raffael Seyfried’s work takes place on the border between acoustic and electronic material. He explores the dynamic processes and characteristics that are present in both media. By subtly mixing these elements, he creates warm and unusual soundscapes, free from the constraints of a particular genre.

Raffael Seyfried’s live performances focus on the interaction between piano and modular synthesizer, on sounds that change and influence each other. The result of this process is a multifaceted sound world, sometimes planned, sometimes spontaneous and improvised.

As composer and orchestrator he worked on international film and TV productions like Gunpowder (BBC/HBO 2017), Patrick Melrose (Showtime 2018), Hotel Mumbai (2018) or Phenoms (FOX Sports 2018). He also composed music for projects such as the radio feature Marslandung in Rio Tinto (DLF 2018), the dance piece Unbearable Darkness (Tanzhaus Düsseldorf 2018) or the sound performance Murmur et Hum (2018).

Gregor Keienburg is a composer and producer from Essen, Germany. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Düsseldorf’s Institute for Music and Media and is a classically trained guitarist who studied with Roberto Aussel at the HfMT Köln.

His main focus lies on instrumental composition and arrangements. He owns and plays a large number of different instruments from all over the world including the Sarangi Nepali, the Bansuri, the Ghuzeng as well as rare Philippine bamboo percussion. As a composer, orchestrator and producer, Gregor Keienburg has worked on numerous scores for big and small screens.

Ben Winkler is a Düsseldorf-based composer, producer and musician who is fascinated by sound, music and everything in between.

Since 2013, he has been studying “Ton und Bild“ (Audio and Video) at Düsseldorf’s University of Applied Sciences and at the Robert Schumann Hochschule, where he used the opportunity to develop his skills and his composing and producing style. He is interested in all kinds of music, in the art of creating motion pictures and enjoys sitting in nature. Ben Winkler joined the Needlewood team in January 2019.

Sabine Zeppenfeld was trained as management assistant in advertising at the full-service agency Coplan PR with a focus on public relations, followed by her longtime work as accountant and executive assistant at the advertising agency Dusar Grafik & Design.

As a side line, she pursued her passion for working in Düsseldorf’s food service industry in areas such as human resource planning, dining room design, purchasing and advertising media production.

After a parental leave, Sabine Zeppenfeld has joined Needlewood where she is responsible for the accounting department.

Nina Ditscheid studied Photography at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and has been working as a freelance photographer in documentary photography, fashion and portrait for 20 years. In addition, she works as photography lecturer at Düsseldorf’s University of Applied Sciences, Peter Behrens School of Arts since 2014 where she also holds the position of research associate at the Department of Photography.

Nina Ditscheid’s photographic work can be classified as conceptual photojournalism with socio-cultural subjects. She is a story-teller who uses her camera as a tool to capture moments and thoughts and to mirror society, one of her most personal projects being “Was ich Sehe“ (“What I See“) involving refugees and their experiences, prospects, and fear.

Nina Ditscheid started working together with Volker Bertelmann in the context of the Düsseldorf-based Approximation Festival, which Bertelmann co-founded and joined him as his day-to-day manager in 2010.

Jan Andrees started composing for German and Austrian TV while studying at the conservatories in Cologne (Germany) and Arnhem (Netherlands). His compositions for film and TV range from intimate scores for small ensembles to hybrid orchestral music.

The most recent films he worked on as arranger and orchestrator include international productions like A Christmas Carol (FOX, 2019), Dublin Murders (BBC, 2020), Summerland (BFI, 2020) and Ammonite (BBC, 2020).

Jan Andrees composes and produces scores as well as commissioned secular and sacred works for ensembles, big bands, symphonic orchestras and choirs and directs and conducts various ensembles and choirs across Germany.

Volker Bertelmann is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, music producer and experimental musician.

His score for Garth Davis’s Oscar-nominated film Lion, co-composed with Dustin O’Halloran, was awarded an AACTA Award and nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA in 2017. Bertelmann has provided music for a large number of films and TV shows, such as the Emmy- and BAFTA nominated series Patrick Melrose (2018), Gunpowder (2017), Dublin Murders, Your Honor, (2019) and most recently for the feature films Summerland, Stowaway, and Downhill (2020).

A uniquely innovative pianist, who in his solo work goes by the name Hauschka, Bertelmann has recorded with the Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn, composed for soloists Avi Avital and Nicolas Altstaedt, as well as for ensembles and orchestras, among others alongside the Icelandic band múm for the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra as their artist in residence. Volker Bertelmann is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Lennart Saathoff is a composer and producer from Düsseldorf, Germany. He holds a BA in “Ton und Bild“ (Audio and Video) from Düsseldorf’s Institute for Music and Media and received his MA in Music Production at the HfMT Köln after studying under Jono Podmore.

As his pop alter ego “Marton Harvest“, he is known for his lush vocals and synthesizer-driven pop tunes with a dreamy and explorative quality. In 2018 he co-founded the label “Futuregold Recordings“ to support and enrich Düsseldorf’s music scene with sonic experimentation and unique approaches.

Roland Nebe is an artist, musician and composer from Düsseldorf, Germany. Working with Volker Bertelmann, he has contributed to numerous soundtracks including the Academy Award-nominated score for Lion, the Emmy-nominated miniseries Patrick Melrose, and the AACTA Award-winning drama Hotel Mumbai.

Roland Nebe holds a degree as a classical double bass performer from HfMT Köln and as media producer from the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf.

Together with Andreas Huck, he runs WARPED TYPE, a group of graphic moving imagemakers creating and performing live visuals. Producing artistic video content for symphonic orchestras, ensembles and composers, they have collaborated with Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Duisburger Philharmoniker, MDR Rundfunkorchester, WDR Rundfunkchor as well as with Brigitta Muntendorf, Hauschka, Kai Schumacher, and Grandbrothers.

As “Making Sound Machines“ he creates custom electronic and electro-acoustic instruments together with electronics engineer Enrica Gissel in his spare time.

Raffael Seyfried’s work takes place on the border between acoustic and electronic material. He explores the dynamic processes and characteristics that are present in both media. By subtly mixing these elements, he creates warm and unusual soundscapes, free from the constraints of a particular genre.

Raffael Seyfried’s live performances focus on the interaction between piano and modular synthesizer, on sounds that change and influence each other. The result of this process is a multifaceted sound world, sometimes planned, sometimes spontaneous and improvised.

As composer and orchestrator he worked on international film and TV productions like Gunpowder (BBC/HBO 2017), Patrick Melrose (Showtime 2018), Hotel Mumbai (2018) or Phenoms (FOX Sports 2018). He also composed music for projects such as the radio feature Marslandung in Rio Tinto (DLF 2018), the dance piece Unbearable Darkness (Tanzhaus Düsseldorf 2018) or the sound performance Murmur et Hum (2018).

Gregor Keienburg is a composer and producer from Essen, Germany. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Düsseldorf’s Institute for Music and Media and is a classically trained guitarist who studied with Roberto Aussel at the HfMT Köln.

His main focus lies on instrumental composition and arrangements. He owns and plays a large number of different instruments from all over the world including the Sarangi Nepali, the Bansuri, the Ghuzeng as well as rare Philippine bamboo percussion. As a composer, orchestrator and producer, Gregor Keienburg has worked on numerous scores for big and small screens.

Ben Winkler is a Düsseldorf-based composer, producer and musician who is fascinated by sound, music and everything in between.

Since 2013, he has been studying “Ton und Bild“ (Audio and Video) at Düsseldorf’s University of Applied Sciences and at the Robert Schumann Hochschule, where he used the opportunity to develop his skills and his composing and producing style. He is interested in all kinds of music, in the art of creating motion pictures and enjoys sitting in nature. Ben Winkler joined the Needlewood team in January 2019.

Sabine Zeppenfeld was trained as management assistant in advertising at the full-service agency Coplan PR with a focus on public relations, followed by her longtime work as accountant and executive assistant at the advertising agency Dusar Grafik & Design.

As a side line, she pursued her passion for working in Düsseldorf’s food service industry in areas such as human resource planning, dining room design, purchasing and advertising media production.

After a parental leave, Sabine Zeppenfeld has joined Needlewood where she is responsible for the accounting department.

Nina Ditscheid studied Photography at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and has been working as a freelance photographer in documentary photography, fashion and portrait for 20 years. In addition, she works as photography lecturer at Düsseldorf’s University of Applied Sciences, Peter Behrens School of Arts since 2014 where she also holds the position of research associate at the Department of Photography.

Nina Ditscheid’s photographic work can be classified as conceptual photojournalism with socio-cultural subjects. She is a story-teller who uses her camera as a tool to capture moments and thoughts and to mirror society, one of her most personal projects being “Was ich Sehe“ (“What I See“) involving refugees and their experiences, prospects, and fear.

Nina Ditscheid started working together with Volker Bertelmann in the context of the Düsseldorf-based Approximation Festival, which Bertelmann co-founded and joined him as his day-to-day manager in 2010.

Jan Andrees started composing for German and Austrian TV while studying at the conservatories in Cologne (Germany) and Arnhem (Netherlands). His compositions for film and TV range from intimate scores for small ensembles to hybrid orchestral music.

The most recent films he worked on as arranger and orchestrator include international productions like A Christmas Carol (FOX, 2019), Dublin Murders (BBC, 2020), Summerland (BFI, 2020) and Ammonite (BBC, 2020).

Jan Andrees composes and produces scores as well as commissioned secular and sacred works for ensembles, big bands, symphonic orchestras and choirs and directs and conducts various ensembles and choirs across Germany.

Volker Bertelmann is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, music producer and experimental musician.

His score for Garth Davis’s Oscar-nominated film Lion, co-composed with Dustin O’Halloran, was awarded an AACTA Award and nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA in 2017. Bertelmann has provided music for a large number of films and TV shows, such as the Emmy- and BAFTA nominated series Patrick Melrose (2018), Gunpowder (2017), Dublin Murders, Your Honor, (2019) and most recently for the feature films Summerland, Stowaway, and Downhill (2020).

A uniquely innovative pianist, who in his solo work goes by the name Hauschka, Bertelmann has recorded with the Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn, composed for soloists Avi Avital and Nicolas Altstaedt, as well as for ensembles and orchestras, among others alongside the Icelandic band múm for the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra as their artist in residence. Volker Bertelmann is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Lennart Saathoff is a composer and producer from Düsseldorf, Germany. He holds a BA in “Ton und Bild“ (Audio and Video) from Düsseldorf’s Institute for Music and Media and received his MA in Music Production at the HfMT Köln after studying under Jono Podmore.

As his pop alter ego “Marton Harvest“, he is known for his lush vocals and synthesizer-driven pop tunes with a dreamy and explorative quality. In 2018 he co-founded the label “Futuregold Recordings“ to support and enrich Düsseldorf’s music scene with sonic experimentation and unique approaches.

Roland Nebe is an artist, musician and composer from Düsseldorf, Germany. Working with Volker Bertelmann, he has contributed to numerous soundtracks including the Academy Award-nominated score for Lion, the Emmy-nominated miniseries Patrick Melrose, and the AACTA Award-winning drama Hotel Mumbai.

Roland Nebe holds a degree as a classical double bass performer from HfMT Köln and as media producer from the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf.

Together with Andreas Huck, he runs WARPED TYPE, a group of graphic moving imagemakers creating and performing live visuals. Producing artistic video content for symphonic orchestras, ensembles and composers, they have collaborated with Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Duisburger Philharmoniker, MDR Rundfunkorchester, WDR Rundfunkchor as well as with Brigitta Muntendorf, Hauschka, Kai Schumacher, and Grandbrothers.

As “Making Sound Machines“ he creates custom electronic and electro-acoustic instruments together with electronics engineer Enrica Gissel in his spare time.

Raffael Seyfried’s work takes place on the border between acoustic and electronic material. He explores the dynamic processes and characteristics that are present in both media. By subtly mixing these elements, he creates warm and unusual soundscapes, free from the constraints of a particular genre.

Raffael Seyfried’s live performances focus on the interaction between piano and modular synthesizer, on sounds that change and influence each other. The result of this process is a multifaceted sound world, sometimes planned, sometimes spontaneous and improvised.

As composer and orchestrator he worked on international film and TV productions like Gunpowder (BBC/HBO 2017), Patrick Melrose (Showtime 2018), Hotel Mumbai (2018) or Phenoms (FOX Sports 2018). He also composed music for projects such as the radio feature Marslandung in Rio Tinto (DLF 2018), the dance piece Unbearable Darkness (Tanzhaus Düsseldorf 2018) or the sound performance Murmur et Hum (2018).

Gregor Keienburg is a composer and producer from Essen, Germany. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Düsseldorf’s Institute for Music and Media and is a classically trained guitarist who studied with Roberto Aussel at the HfMT Köln.

His main focus lies on instrumental composition and arrangements. He owns and plays a large number of different instruments from all over the world including the Sarangi Nepali, the Bansuri, the Ghuzeng as well as rare Philippine bamboo percussion. As a composer, orchestrator and producer, Gregor Keienburg has worked on numerous scores for big and small screens.

Ben Winkler is a Düsseldorf-based composer, producer and musician who is fascinated by sound, music and everything in between.

Since 2013, he has been studying “Ton und Bild“ (Audio and Video) at Düsseldorf’s University of Applied Sciences and at the Robert Schumann Hochschule, where he used the opportunity to develop his skills and his composing and producing style. He is interested in all kinds of music, in the art of creating motion pictures and enjoys sitting in nature. Ben Winkler joined the Needlewood team in January 2019.

Sabine Zeppenfeld was trained as management assistant in advertising at the full-service agency Coplan PR with a focus on public relations, followed by her longtime work as accountant and executive assistant at the advertising agency Dusar Grafik & Design.

As a side line, she pursued her passion for working in Düsseldorf’s food service industry in areas such as human resource planning, dining room design, purchasing and advertising media production.

After a parental leave, Sabine Zeppenfeld has joined Needlewood where she is responsible for the accounting department.

Nina Ditscheid studied Photography at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and has been working as a freelance photographer in documentary photography, fashion and portrait for 20 years. In addition, she works as photography lecturer at Düsseldorf’s University of Applied Sciences, Peter Behrens School of Arts since 2014 where she also holds the position of research associate at the Department of Photography.

Nina Ditscheid’s photographic work can be classified as conceptual photojournalism with socio-cultural subjects. She is a story-teller who uses her camera as a tool to capture moments and thoughts and to mirror society, one of her most personal projects being “Was ich Sehe“ (“What I See“) involving refugees and their experiences, prospects, and fear.

Nina Ditscheid started working together with Volker Bertelmann in the context of the Düsseldorf-based Approximation Festival, which Bertelmann co-founded and joined him as his day-to-day manager in 2010.

Jan Andrees started composing for German and Austrian TV while studying at the conservatories in Cologne (Germany) and Arnhem (Netherlands). His compositions for film and TV range from intimate scores for small ensembles to hybrid orchestral music.

The most recent films he worked on as arranger and orchestrator include international productions like A Christmas Carol (FOX, 2019), Dublin Murders (BBC, 2020), Summerland (BFI, 2020) and Ammonite (BBC, 2020).

Jan Andrees composes and produces scores as well as commissioned secular and sacred works for ensembles, big bands, symphonic orchestras and choirs and directs and conducts various ensembles and choirs across Germany.

Volker Bertelmann is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, music producer and experimental musician.

His score for Garth Davis’s Oscar-nominated film Lion, co-composed with Dustin O’Halloran, was awarded an AACTA Award and nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA in 2017. Bertelmann has provided music for a large number of films and TV shows, such as the Emmy- and BAFTA nominated series Patrick Melrose (2018), Gunpowder (2017), Dublin Murders, Your Honor, (2019) and most recently for the feature films Summerland, Stowaway, and Downhill (2020).

A uniquely innovative pianist, who in his solo work goes by the name Hauschka, Bertelmann has recorded with the Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn, composed for soloists Avi Avital and Nicolas Altstaedt, as well as for ensembles and orchestras, among others alongside the Icelandic band múm for the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra as their artist in residence. Volker Bertelmann is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Lennart Saathoff is a composer and producer from Düsseldorf, Germany. He holds a BA in “Ton und Bild“ (Audio and Video) from Düsseldorf’s Institute for Music and Media and received his MA in Music Production at the HfMT Köln after studying under Jono Podmore.

As his pop alter ego “Marton Harvest“, he is known for his lush vocals and synthesizer-driven pop tunes with a dreamy and explorative quality. In 2018 he co-founded the label “Futuregold Recordings“ to support and enrich Düsseldorf’s music scene with sonic experimentation and unique approaches.

Roland Nebe is an artist, musician and composer from Düsseldorf, Germany. Working with Volker Bertelmann, he has contributed to numerous soundtracks including the Academy Award-nominated score for Lion, the Emmy-nominated miniseries Patrick Melrose, and the AACTA Award-winning drama Hotel Mumbai.

Roland Nebe holds a degree as a classical double bass performer from HfMT Köln and as media producer from the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf.

Together with Andreas Huck, he runs WARPED TYPE, a group of graphic moving imagemakers creating and performing live visuals. Producing artistic video content for symphonic orchestras, ensembles and composers, they have collaborated with Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Duisburger Philharmoniker, MDR Rundfunkorchester, WDR Rundfunkchor as well as with Brigitta Muntendorf, Hauschka, Kai Schumacher, and Grandbrothers.

As “Making Sound Machines“ he creates custom electronic and electro-acoustic instruments together with electronics engineer Enrica Gissel in his spare time.

Raffael Seyfried’s work takes place on the border between acoustic and electronic material. He explores the dynamic processes and characteristics that are present in both media. By subtly mixing these elements, he creates warm and unusual soundscapes, free from the constraints of a particular genre.

Raffael Seyfried’s live performances focus on the interaction between piano and modular synthesizer, on sounds that change and influence each other. The result of this process is a multifaceted sound world, sometimes planned, sometimes spontaneous and improvised.

As composer and orchestrator he worked on international film and TV productions like Gunpowder (BBC/HBO 2017), Patrick Melrose (Showtime 2018), Hotel Mumbai (2018) or Phenoms (FOX Sports 2018). He also composed music for projects such as the radio feature Marslandung in Rio Tinto (DLF 2018), the dance piece Unbearable Darkness (Tanzhaus Düsseldorf 2018) or the sound performance Murmur et Hum (2018).

Gregor Keienburg is a composer and producer from Essen, Germany. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Düsseldorf’s Institute for Music and Media and is a classically trained guitarist who studied with Roberto Aussel at the HfMT Köln.

His main focus lies on instrumental composition and arrangements. He owns and plays a large number of different instruments from all over the world including the Sarangi Nepali, the Bansuri, the Ghuzeng as well as rare Philippine bamboo percussion. As a composer, orchestrator and producer, Gregor Keienburg has worked on numerous scores for big and small screens.

Ben Winkler is a Düsseldorf-based composer, producer and musician who is fascinated by sound, music and everything in between.

Since 2013, he has been studying “Ton und Bild“ (Audio and Video) at Düsseldorf’s University of Applied Sciences and at the Robert Schumann Hochschule, where he used the opportunity to develop his skills and his composing and producing style. He is interested in all kinds of music, in the art of creating motion pictures and enjoys sitting in nature. Ben Winkler joined the Needlewood team in January 2019.

Sabine Zeppenfeld was trained as management assistant in advertising at the full-service agency Coplan PR with a focus on public relations, followed by her longtime work as accountant and executive assistant at the advertising agency Dusar Grafik & Design.

As a side line, she pursued her passion for working in Düsseldorf’s food service industry in areas such as human resource planning, dining room design, purchasing and advertising media production.

After a parental leave, Sabine Zeppenfeld has joined Needlewood where she is responsible for the accounting department.

Nina Ditscheid studied Photography at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and has been working as a freelance photographer in documentary photography, fashion and portrait for 20 years. In addition, she works as photography lecturer at Düsseldorf’s University of Applied Sciences, Peter Behrens School of Arts since 2014 where she also holds the position of research associate at the Department of Photography.

Nina Ditscheid’s photographic work can be classified as conceptual photojournalism with socio-cultural subjects. She is a story-teller who uses her camera as a tool to capture moments and thoughts and to mirror society, one of her most personal projects being “Was ich Sehe“ (“What I See“) involving refugees and their experiences, prospects, and fear.

Nina Ditscheid started working together with Volker Bertelmann in the context of the Düsseldorf-based Approximation Festival, which Bertelmann co-founded and joined him as his day-to-day manager in 2010.

Jan Andrees started composing for German and Austrian TV while studying at the conservatories in Cologne (Germany) and Arnhem (Netherlands). His compositions for film and TV range from intimate scores for small ensembles to hybrid orchestral music.

The most recent films he worked on as arranger and orchestrator include international productions like A Christmas Carol (FOX, 2019), Dublin Murders (BBC, 2020), Summerland (BFI, 2020) and Ammonite (BBC, 2020).

Jan Andrees composes and produces scores as well as commissioned secular and sacred works for ensembles, big bands, symphonic orchestras and choirs and directs and conducts various ensembles and choirs across Germany.

Volker Bertelmann is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, music producer and experimental musician.

His score for Garth Davis’s Oscar-nominated film Lion, co-composed with Dustin O’Halloran, was awarded an AACTA Award and nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA in 2017. Bertelmann has provided music for a large number of films and TV shows, such as the Emmy- and BAFTA nominated series Patrick Melrose (2018), Gunpowder (2017), Dublin Murders, Your Honor, (2019) and most recently for the feature films Summerland, Stowaway, and Downhill (2020).

A uniquely innovative pianist, who in his solo work goes by the name Hauschka, Bertelmann has recorded with the Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn, composed for soloists Avi Avital and Nicolas Altstaedt, as well as for ensembles and orchestras, among others alongside the Icelandic band múm for the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra as their artist in residence. Volker Bertelmann is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Lennart Saathoff is a composer and producer from Düsseldorf, Germany. He holds a BA in “Ton und Bild“ (Audio and Video) from Düsseldorf’s Institute for Music and Media and received his MA in Music Production at the HfMT Köln after studying under Jono Podmore.

As his pop alter ego “Marton Harvest“, he is known for his lush vocals and synthesizer-driven pop tunes with a dreamy and explorative quality. In 2018 he co-founded the label “Futuregold Recordings“ to support and enrich Düsseldorf’s music scene with sonic experimentation and unique approaches.

Roland Nebe is an artist, musician and composer from Düsseldorf, Germany. Working with Volker Bertelmann, he has contributed to numerous soundtracks including the Academy Award-nominated score for Lion, the Emmy-nominated miniseries Patrick Melrose, and the AACTA Award-winning drama Hotel Mumbai.

Roland Nebe holds a degree as a classical double bass performer from HfMT Köln and as media producer from the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf.

Together with Andreas Huck, he runs WARPED TYPE, a group of graphic moving imagemakers creating and performing live visuals. Producing artistic video content for symphonic orchestras, ensembles and composers, they have collaborated with Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Duisburger Philharmoniker, MDR Rundfunkorchester, WDR Rundfunkchor as well as with Brigitta Muntendorf, Hauschka, Kai Schumacher, and Grandbrothers.

As “Making Sound Machines“ he creates custom electronic and electro-acoustic instruments together with electronics engineer Enrica Gissel in his spare time.

Raffael Seyfried’s work takes place on the border between acoustic and electronic material. He explores the dynamic processes and characteristics that are present in both media. By subtly mixing these elements, he creates warm and unusual soundscapes, free from the constraints of a particular genre.

Raffael Seyfried’s live performances focus on the interaction between piano and modular synthesizer, on sounds that change and influence each other. The result of this process is a multifaceted sound world, sometimes planned, sometimes spontaneous and improvised.

As composer and orchestrator he worked on international film and TV productions like Gunpowder (BBC/HBO 2017), Patrick Melrose (Showtime 2018), Hotel Mumbai (2018) or Phenoms (FOX Sports 2018). He also composed music for projects such as the radio feature Marslandung in Rio Tinto (DLF 2018), the dance piece Unbearable Darkness (Tanzhaus Düsseldorf 2018) or the sound performance Murmur et Hum (2018).

Gregor Keienburg is a composer and producer from Essen, Germany. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Düsseldorf’s Institute for Music and Media and is a classically trained guitarist who studied with Roberto Aussel at the HfMT Köln.

His main focus lies on instrumental composition and arrangements. He owns and plays a large number of different instruments from all over the world including the Sarangi Nepali, the Bansuri, the Ghuzeng as well as rare Philippine bamboo percussion. As a composer, orchestrator and producer, Gregor Keienburg has worked on numerous scores for big and small screens.

Ben Winkler is a Düsseldorf-based composer, producer and musician who is fascinated by sound, music and everything in between.

Since 2013, he has been studying “Ton und Bild“ (Audio and Video) at Düsseldorf’s University of Applied Sciences and at the Robert Schumann Hochschule, where he used the opportunity to develop his skills and his composing and producing style. He is interested in all kinds of music, in the art of creating motion pictures and enjoys sitting in nature. Ben Winkler joined the Needlewood team in January 2019.

Sabine Zeppenfeld was trained as management assistant in advertising at the full-service agency Coplan PR with a focus on public relations, followed by her longtime work as accountant and executive assistant at the advertising agency Dusar Grafik & Design.

As a side line, she pursued her passion for working in Düsseldorf’s food service industry in areas such as human resource planning, dining room design, purchasing and advertising media production.

After a parental leave, Sabine Zeppenfeld has joined Needlewood where she is responsible for the accounting department.

Nina Ditscheid studied Photography at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and has been working as a freelance photographer in documentary photography, fashion and portrait for 20 years. In addition, she works as photography lecturer at Düsseldorf’s University of Applied Sciences, Peter Behrens School of Arts since 2014 where she also holds the position of research associate at the Department of Photography.

Nina Ditscheid’s photographic work can be classified as conceptual photojournalism with socio-cultural subjects. She is a story-teller who uses her camera as a tool to capture moments and thoughts and to mirror society, one of her most personal projects being “Was ich Sehe“ (“What I See“) involving refugees and their experiences, prospects, and fear.

Nina Ditscheid started working together with Volker Bertelmann in the context of the Düsseldorf-based Approximation Festival, which Bertelmann co-founded and joined him as his day-to-day manager in 2010.

Jan Andrees started composing for German and Austrian TV while studying at the conservatories in Cologne (Germany) and Arnhem (Netherlands). His compositions for film and TV range from intimate scores for small ensembles to hybrid orchestral music.

The most recent films he worked on as arranger and orchestrator include international productions like A Christmas Carol (FOX, 2019), Dublin Murders (BBC, 2020), Summerland (BFI, 2020) and Ammonite (BBC, 2020).

Jan Andrees composes and produces scores as well as commissioned secular and sacred works for ensembles, big bands, symphonic orchestras and choirs and directs and conducts various ensembles and choirs across Germany.

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