Hannah von Hübbenet

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Biography

Berlin-based Hannah von Hübbenet began studying violin and piano at an early age and later played in ensembles such as the Landesjugendorchester Berlin before focusing on playing and writing her own music.

Inspired by the studio work in London with her first band, she has since focused on composing and producing film music - finding the freedom to move between a wide variety of musical styles, regardless of the genre. She is fascinated by the influence music has on the perception of situations and moods, how it can change and intensify emotions, or even have a manipulative effect on the listener.

Hannah von Hübbenet creates unique sounds by experimenting with different ways of playing and using instruments. She combines her recordings of real instruments with electronic sounds, mixing them in unusual ways to create unmistakable sound worlds.

She studied violin at the Berlin University of the Arts as well as film music and sound design at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

Always searching for new musical inspiration by blending different music styles, Hannah von Hübbenet loves working in collaborations. Apart from teaming up with film music composer colleagues, she collaborated with Raphael Schalz-Bender (Grossstadtgeflüster), Ed Davenport (aka Inland) and Edward Mclean (Söhne Mannheims Jazz Department).


Films featuring her music have been nominated, awarded and screened at the Berlinale, Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival, DOK Leipzig, DOK.fest Munich, Deutscher Fernsehpreis, Deutscher Wirtschaftsfilmpreis, Achtung Berlin Film Festival, Vittorio Veneto Film Festival, Utah Film Award, Hot Docs Toronto, among others. The TV-series Charité 2, for which she co-composed the score, received an International Emmy Award nomination as Best Drama Series in 2020.

Hannah von Hübbenet is a guest lecturer at the Berlin University of the Arts, Hamburg University of Music and Theatre and the Hamburg Media School and founded the music collective Field Kit with fellow film composer John Gürtler. Together they released Field Kit's debut album with Nonostar Records in summer 2021.

Film

Behind the Headlines, 2021
Directed by Daniel Andreas Sager
co-composed w/ John Gürtler
Documentary

Alice im Weihnachtsland, 2021
Directed by Petra K. Wagner
TV feature film

Schwarze Adler, 2021
Directed by Torsten Körner
co-composed w/ Edward Maclean
Documentary

Großstadtrevier, 2013-2021
diverse directors
TV series

Neues aus Büttenwarder, 2016-19
diverse directors
TV series

Weihnachten im Schnee, 2019
Directed by Till Franzen
TV feature film

Charité 2 (episodes 7-12), 2018
Directed by Anno Saul
co-composed w/ John Gürtler, Jan Miserre
TV series

Die neuen Kinder von Golzow, 2017
Directed by Simone Catharina Gaul
Documentary

Praxis mit Meerblick – Willkommen auf Rügen, 2016
Directed by Jan Ruzicka
TV series

Der Bulle und das Landei – Goldrausch, 2016
Directed by Torsten Wacker
TV series

The Long Distance, 2015
Directed by Daniel Sager
Documentary

Flugzeuge im Kopf, 2015
Directed by Simone Catharina Gaul
Documentary

Der Bulle und das Landei – Wo die Liebe hinfällt, 2014
Directed by Torsten Wacker
TV series

Bintou, 2014
Directed by Simone Catharina Gaul
Documentary

Stubbe - Von Fall zu Fall (Tödliche Bescherung), 2013
Directed by Torsten Wacker
TV series

The Innocents, 2013
Directed by Oskar Sulowski
co-composed w/ Aydo Abay
Short feature

Fuckmybeatz: Nightlife in Frankfurt, 2012
Directed by Dino Argentiero
Documentary

Schätze der Welt - Erbe der Menschheit (Wrangel Island - Im Treibhaus der Arktis), 2012
Directed by Martin Thoma
TV documentary series

Dein Wille geschehe, 2011
Directed by Daniel Andreas Sager
Short documentary feature

Fallobst, 2010
Directed by Viktor Stickel, Julia Urban
Short film

Science of Horror, 2008
Directed by Katharina Klewinghaus
co-composed w/ Jan Lehmann
Documentary

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FILMSCORE

SCHWARZE ADLER

Director: Torsten Körner
Music: Hannah von Hübbenet, Edward Maclean

The players of the German national soccer team all wear the black eagle on their chest, which is supposed to symbolize their unity as a team. But where today unity is suggested, for a long time the national jersey provided the opposite message. The heroes of soccer were supposed to be as German and as white as possible. It was a long road to modern diversity in the national team. In the documentary, players with an immigrant background tell their stories.

German Television Award 2021: Best Documentary

58th Grimme Award 2022

Civis Top Award and Civis Video Award 2022

MUSIC FOR TV SERIES

CHARITÉ 2

Director: Anno Saul
Music: Hannah von Hübbenet, John Gürtler, Jan Miserre

In 1943, more and more patients are admitted into the Berlin Charité due to World War II. The hospital is still considered a focal point for medicine, but the staff is divided since some members do not support the regime while others are staunch followers of the government. One of the most known doctors at the Charité is Ferdinand Sauerbruch, a surgeon practicing there since 1928. He became world-famous in the 1930s by developing innovative surgical techniques which greatly decreased the risks of operations at the time and was also responsible for inventing new types of prostheses which improved the mobility of the patient's remaining muscle. Sauerbruch seems to become more and more critical of the Nazi regime as World War II progresses which makes him clash with several of his colleagues. One of them is Max de Crinis, a psychiatrist and high-ranking member of the SS who greatly supports the government. Unlike Sauerbruch, De Crinis is also an avid proponent of the country's euthanasia programmes, some of which are carried out at the Charité.

Jupiter Award "Best national TV-series" 2019

SCORE FOR DOCUMENTARY

DIE NEUEN KINDER VON GOLZOW

Director: Simone Catharina Gaul
Music: Hannah von Hübbenet

In Golzow, a small town in Brandenburg, one of the biggest long-term projects in film history, entitled “The Children of Golzow”, was produced from 1961 to 2007, a chronicle of its inhabitants from their first school day to long after the reunification. The school was almost closed in the meantime, for even Golzow is not exempt from the problems of the region: people move into the cities, shops close down, the society is aging and falling apart.

But new children came to Golzow – the children of Syrian refugee families. The newcomers learn German and fishing, attend drills of the voluntary fire fighters and sing German children’s songs...

World premiere: DOK Leipzg 2017