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    Composer & Sound Designer

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    Educator & Researcher

Thilo's Work

  • I really think the recording of the violin is amazing!





    Anthony Tan, Composer
  • Thilo’s music inspires and connects so readily with both the listener and the player.




    Jeremy S. Brown
  • We had the pleasure of working with Thilo on a few occasions. He is a fantastic sound engineer and producer and did a wonderful job on our first CD. And his skills didn’t stop there! He also wrote a piece for the quartet which we performed at the world saxophone congress in 2012. His attention to detail is superb and his writing very idiomatic for the instrument and performer. A multi-talented musician!

    Sirocco Saxophone Quartet

Recent News

CD “Catch” on Longlist for the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik

Posted in - Composition & Film
on September 28th 2015

The Album “Catch” by the Sirocco Saxophone Quartet was released in August on the label Encora. The wonderful musicians perform never-released works by living composers. The album also contains “Back to Bar 190!”, one of Thilo’s recent compositions for saxophone quartet. Thilo produced, recorded, and mixed this album and we are all very pleased to …

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CD Release

Posted in - Music Production
on August 14th 2014

“La Danza” by the Sirocco Saxophone Quartet is now available. This album was recorded in Germany in May 2014 and edited, mixed, and mastered in Canada in June in Canada. Thilo worked as recording producer, balance engineer and did all post production.

About the CD: The CD La Danza is a collection of the most captivating dances …

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CD Releases

Posted in - Music Production
on October 7th 2013

A few CDs were released over the past few months. Thilo worked as recording engineer during the recording sessions in Lithuania and Russia in summer 2012. Please click on the links in the portfolio sections for more information.

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Back to Bar 190! Performances

Posted in - Composition
on January 10th 2013

“Back to Bar 190!” (for saxophone quartet) will be performed by the Sirocco Saxophone Quartet on following dates:

August 6th, Texel, Netherlands

August 7th, Vlieland, Netherlands

August 8th, Terschelling, Netherlands

October 12th, Havixbeck, Germany

Stay tuned for more concert dates.

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Thilo was born and raised in Germany. He received his first musical training on the violin at the age of seven and later started playing clarinet, saxophone, and piano. For his studies in Art of Sound (Music Production) and classical clarinet at the Royal Conservatoire in Den Haag, Thilo moved to the Netherlands. After taking composition lessons with Roderik de Man and obtaining a masters degree, Thilo studied sound design and composition in contexts at the Faculty of Media Technology of the Utrecht School of Arts in Hilversum. He had worked as freelance composer, record producer, and assistant producer for radio4 - the national classical radio station of the Netherlands - before becoming assistant professor in the department of music at the University of Lethbridge.

Thilo composes autonomous music as well as for various media contexts. His works have been performed in England, Scotland, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Tanzania, Spain, Canada, and Italy. Thilo's music is often described as contemporary and accessible. His latest film score (composed under a pseudonym) has garnered a nomination for the Alberta Film and Television Awards 2014.

As a record producer/sound engineer Thilo has worked with various solo artists and orchestras in Europe and North America.

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