Life & concept

I am Sebastian Schmidt (*December 1987), a German composer, orchestrator and arranger, specialised in music for film and television.
On completion of my studies in classical music (piano, guitar, singing, arrangement, conducting) at Hochschule für Musik Mainz, there followed further musical training at Musicube Academy, Bonn, and Filmuniversität Babelsberg „Konrad Wolf“, Potsdam. Studying film music composition at Europe’s largest and most influential film industry location, I started out scoring shorts, trailers, plays, radioplays, films and documentaries. In addition to composing for film and TV, I am regularly arranging and orchestrating scores for recording sessions with highly renowned ensembles, such as the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt or the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra.

To me, composing music for film is all about maintaining a clear focus on the film's story and considering the significance of detail and sound association. The perfect musical counterpart to a film's dramaturgy can always be found anywhere between a pure, single tone of a solo instrument and the immense diversity of acoustic colours a symphonic orchestra can offer – which is why writing film music is one of the most exciting things I could possibly imagine. Acknowledging the individual needs and dramaturgical characteristics of any movie and finding an innovative musical concept that completes it’s dramaturgical idea is what is driving me as an artist.