Thilo Schaller - Composer
orn and raised in Germany, Thilo Schaller started playing violin at the age of seven, followed by clarinet, saxophone, and piano. For studies in Classical Clarinet and Art of Sound at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague, he moved to the Netherlands.
Fascinated by the emotional power of the interplay between sound and image, Thilo went on to study Composition in Contexts and Sound Design at the Utrecht School of Arts. In 2010, he relocated to Canada and currently resides in the Niagara Region.
Thilo composes autonomous music as well as for various media, ranging from film to interactive games and Virtual Reality experiences. His first score for Canadian Film was nominated for the Alberta Film and Television Awards. Recent film credits include the folk horror feature ‘The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw’ and the documentary ‘There’s No Such Thing As Ghosts’. Thilo has worked with soloists, ensembles, and orchestras internationally, including producing award-winning (e.g., Echo Jazz) or award-nominated (Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik) albums.
From Surround to Immersive
Spatial and Emotional Immersion
Composing in 3D
Always having been a fan of surround and immersive audio systems, Thilo conceptualizes and composes music in 7.1.4 where direction, spatialization, and immersion is not an afterthought but integral part of the creative process.
Thilo is an active member of the Audio Engineering Society and frequently takes part in panel discussions on binaural audio.