“Das klassische Saxophonensemble ist immer wieder für Überraschungen gut. Die Werke von fünf Komponisten, die das exzellente britische Sirocco Saxophone Quartet aufgenommen hat, haben alle ein scharfes Profil und könnten abwechslungsreicher nicht sein. Das reicht vom zackigen Bebop-Unisono bei Robert Myers über das gespenstische Stimmungsbild „Insomnia“ von Malte Giesen bis zum assoziativ zwischen Motorik und Stagnation wechselnden …Read more »
Educator & Researcher
Music Producer & Sound Engineer
06 | Beyond Between
07 | Cross Contours
08 | Relocation
09 | Manfred
10 | Back to Bar 190!
11 | Regen
12 | From Scratch
13 | Album “Catch”
Anthony Tan, Composer
I really think the recording of the violin is amazing!
Jeremy S. Brown
Thilo’s music inspires and connects so readily with both the listener and the player.
Sirocco Saxophone Quartet
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!
In October 2016 the video game clockwork with Thilo’s music was released on Steam. It is a puzzle-platformer with hand-drawn levels and beautiful artwork. Thilo designed the non-linear music system and composed the music to enhance the game’s atmosphere.
Here are some of the reviews on the music:
“Relaxing soundtrack that fits …Read more »
On November 16, 2016, the Sirocco Saxophone Quartet played the world premiere of The Central at the Teo Otto Theater in Remscheid, Germany. Congratulations to the ensemble for the wonderful performance! The score will be available soon. In case you are interested, please use the contact form to request your copy.Read more »
Prairie Dog with Thilo’s music and creature sound design will be screened again during the Fantasmagorical Film Fest in Louisville, Kentucky on June 7, 2016.Read more »
In November 2015 the label Traumton released the album “Canada” by Frederik Köster (flugelhorn) and Sebastian Sternal (piano). Read more on the label’s website.
Click here to read a review in the “Deutsche Jazzzeitung”.
Congratulations to Frederik and Sebastian for a unique and beautiful album.Read more »
The feature Prairie Dog with music and creature sounds created by Thilo will be screended on February 11 at 7pm in the ATB Financial Community Room at CASA in Lethbridge, Alberta.Read more »
The Hitch-Hiker was screened at the Alberta Spirit Gala during the Calgary International Film Festival on September 27th, 2015. On September 26th it was screened during the Jasper Short Film Festival where it won People’s Choice.Read more »
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 …Read more »
“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. This journey through richly contrasting styles of dance is enlivened by the vocal versatility of the saxophone quartet and the distinct personalities of the different instruments.Read more »
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 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 in Canada. 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 first score for Canadian film was nominated for the Alberta Film and Television Awards in 2014. As sound designer Thilo frequently works on feature films, animations, and audio dramas. As a record producer/sound engineer Thilo has worked with various solo artists and orchestras in Europe and North America. Please use the contact form below to request a full CV.