Raffael Seyfried

© David Keuer

Biography

Raffael Seyfried's work takes place on the boundaries between acoustic and electronic material. He explores the dynamic processes and properties that are present in both media. By subtly blending these elements, he creates warm and unusual soundscapes, free from the constraints of any particular genre. At the centre of his live performances is the interaction between piano and modular synthesizer, sounds that change and influence each other. The result of this multifaceted process is a sometimes planned, sometimes spontaneous and improvised diverse soundscape.

As a composer and orchestrator, Raffael Seyfried worked extensively on international film and television productions such as Gunpowder (BBC/HBO 2017), Patrick Melrose (Showtime 2018), Hotel Mumbai (2018) or Home (Augenschein 2020). He also composed music for various projects such as the radio feature Mars Landing in Rio Tinto (Deutschlandfunk 2018) and the dance piece Unbearable Darkness (Tanzhaus Düsseldorf 2018). His music has been part of exhibitions at the Whitney Museum (New York) and MoMA PS1 (New York). Raffael Seyfried's most recent film scores include the music for the Till Endemann directed feature film Ein Leben lang as well as the documentary feature Wanderers in Darkness by French director Stéphane Malterre.


Film

Wanderers in Darkness (Les Suppliciés), 2022
Directed by Stéphane Malterre
Composer (w/ Gregor Keienburg)

Ein Leben Lang, 2022
Directed by Till Endemann
Composer

Veden vartija (Memory of Water), 2021/22
Directed by Saara Saarela
Additional music and orchestration

Monte Verità, 2021
Directed by Stefan Jäger
Additional arrangement and orchestration

Wild Republic, 2021
Directed by Markus Goller, Lennart Ruff
Orchestrator

Stowaway, 2021
Directed by Joe Penna
Additional arrangements and orchestration

Home, 2020
Directed by Franka Potente
Composer (w/ Volker Bertelmann)

Sörensen hat Angst, 2020
Directed by Bjarne Mädel
Recording engineer

Summerland, 2020
Directed by Jessica Swale
Additional music and orchestration

The Old Guard, 2020
Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood
Synth programming

Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies, 2019
Directed by Larry Weinstein
Composer

Downhill, 2019
Directed by Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Piano/synthesizer and orchestration

Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl (When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit), 2019
Directed by Caroline Link
Orchestration

A Christmas Carol, 2019
Directed by Nick Murphy
Orchestration – 3 episodes

Dublin Murders, 2019
Directed by John Hayes, Saul Gibb, Rebecca Gatward
Additional music

Gut gegen Nordwind, 2019
Directed by Vanessa Jopp
Additional music

Der Name der Rose, 2019
Directed by Giacomo Battiato
Additional music

Phenoms, 2018
Directed by Mirko Dreilling
Composer

Hotel Mumbai, 2018
Directed by Anthony Maras
Additional music

Patrick Melrose, 2018
Directed by Edward Berger
Additional music

Enchantment Falls, 2017
Directed by Benjamin Sharif
Composer

1000 Arten Regen zu beschreiben, 2017
Directed by Isabel Prahl
Additional music

Gunpowder, 2017
Directed by J Blakeson
Additional music

AlphaGo, 2017
Directed by Greg Kohs
Additional music

In Dubious Battle, 2016
Directed by James Franco
Additional music

Eva Hesse, 2016
Directed by Marcie Begleiter
Composer (w/ Andreas Schäfer)

The Girl who missed the Bus, 2013
Directed by Anne Lucht
Composer

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FILMSCORE

HOME

Director: Franka Potente
Music: Raffael Seyfried, Volker Bertelmann

When he is released from prison after twenty years, Marvin Hacks (40) walks out wearing the same Adidas tracksuit he had on when he was arrested as a teenager, and begins to make his way home on his skateboard. His hometown is Clovis, a small, quiet American town, where the people have still not forgiven him for the atrocity he committed all those years ago.

After evenings of playing cards, eating canned pasta and drinking beer, Marvin and his terminally ill mother Bernadette (57) are slowly able to reconnect. Marvin also takes a liking to Delta (22) with her bomber jacket, brash manner and black and white dyed hair. What he doesn’t know though, is that Delta is one of the Flintow family, who have by no means forgotten that it was none other than Marvin who killed their grandmother.

The Flintow clan make it clear to Marvin, on no uncertain terms, that there is no place for him in Clovis anymore. But regardless of how much he has to put up with, Marvin stands his ground and is prepared to accept the repercussions of the crime he committed – whatever the cost...

FILMSCORE

EVA HESSE

Director: Marcie Begleiter
Music: Raffael Seyfried, Andreas Schäfer

As the wild ride of the 1960’s came to a close, Eva Hesse, a 34 year-old German-born American artist was cresting the wave of a swiftly rising career. One of the few women recognized as central to the New York art scene, she had over 20 group shows scheduled for 1970 in addition to being chosen for a cover article in ArtForum Magazine. Her work was finally receiving both the critical and commercial attention it deserved. When she died in May, 1970 from a brain tumor, the life of one of that decades’ most passionate and brilliant artists was tragically cut short. As Jonathon Keats wrote in Art and Antiques Magazine "Yet the end of her life proved to be only the beginning of her career. The couple of solo gallery shows she hustled in the 11 years following her graduation from the Yale School of Art have since been eclipsed by multiple posthumous retrospectives at major museums from the Guggenheim to the Hirshhorn to the Tate." Her work is now held by many important museum collections including the Whitney, MoMA, the Hirschhorn, the Pompidou in Paris and London's Tate Modern.

Eva Hesse  deepens the understanding of this extraordinary artist, not only in terms of her ground-breaking work, but also the life that provided the fertile soil for her achievements. With dozens of new interviews, high quality footage of Hesse's artwork and a wealth of newly discovered archival imagery, the documentary not only traces Eva's path but engages in a lively investigation into the creative community of 1960's New York and Germany.