Film Music

The Kangaroo Chronicles

Despite the Covid-9 crisis that movie was already at the top of the German cinema charts after a few weeks!

Master Niki "Nukkel di Bukkel" Reiser has written an italo western soundtrack that Morricone could not have done better. 

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We recorded Michael Künstle's music at Air Studio Lyndhurst Hall. In the mix an extreme, almost oppressive closeness was needed for certain sounds, and an enormous width and depth for other sounds. This was a perfect task for sound engineer Daniel Dettwiler.

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When the open Zurich drug scene was closed down in 1995, eleven-year-old Mia moved with her drug-addicted mother to a village in the Zurich Oberland. For a short while it seems as if the mother gets her addiction under control; Mia goes to school, joins a local youth gang and makes new friends. But then Sandrine relapses. Although Mia fights for her mother with all her strength, the situation starts to escalate more and more. The recordings were made at Air Studio Lyndhurst Studio and it was a pleasure to mix this great music!
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Matteo Pagamici Website


"The Reformer Zwingli" is a 2019 feature film by Stefan Haupt about the work of the reformer Huldrych Zwingli in the city of Zurich from 1519 until his violent death in the Second Kappeler War in 1531.
The Baldenweg siblings were responsible for creating this touching film music, which was performed by the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. The music was nominated for the World Soundtrack Awards (Public Choice) "best score of the year".

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Der Junge muss an die Frische Luft

"Der Junge muss an die frischen Luft" is a German feature film by Academy Award winner Caroline Link. It is a film adaptation of the autobiography by Hape Kerkeling. At the German Film Awards, "Der Junge muss an die frische Luft" was awarded the Lola in bronze. It was also the most visited German film in 2018.

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The Little Witch

Another great music from the Baldenweg siblings (Great Garbo) with a large orchestra. Benjamin Gut mixed with fervor, of course analog on the Cadac console. 



With the film music for "Heidi" Niki Reiser has once more produced a phenomenal work. We were very happy to be responsible for the recording and mix of the whole music.

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The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank is a literature film adaptation directed by Hans Steinbichler. The story is based on the world-famous diary of the Jewish girl Anne Frank, who was murdered by the Nazis in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The film, which focuses on her individual personality development, was released in cinemas in Germany and Austria on 3 March 2016. It had its premiere on 16 February as part of a special screening at the 66th Berlinale.

The film music by Sebastian Pille was recorded at Teldex Studio Berlin and then mixed on the CADAC console. 

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Labyrinth of Lies

Labyrinth of Lies is a 2014 German drama film directed by Giulio Ricciarelli. Based on true events, it was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.[1] It was selected as the German submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards,[2][3] making the December shortlist of nine films, but it was not nominated (Wikipedia)

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The White Masai

This is one of the numerous soundtrack productions we were able to execute for the well-known composer Niki Reiser. We already started working on the music during the shoot in Africa. Niki and Daniel tried to find local musicians from the bush in Kenya who we recorded with mobile equipment on the spot. The recordings of the orchestra took place in the Teldex Studio in Berlin. Back in Basel we recorded the additional musicians (percussion, guitars, harp, piano etc.). We had to work on quite different sound material which was an exciting and interesting challenge!

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The Final Touch

A wonderful film by Rolf Lyssy with equally lovely jazz music by the siblings Baldenweg (Great Garbo). Pepe Lienhard has played among others. All recorded and mixed in our studio, engineer was Benjamin Gut.
Awards: 2018 Music+Sound Awards (International) - finalist "best feature film score“.

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Das Blaue vom Himmel

The touching drama with Juliane Köhler and Hannelore Elsner arrived in the cinemas in 2011. We recorded the fantastic score by Niki Reiser in Wroclaw. The music was awarded the film music prize of the SUISA foundation in 2011.
Recordings of the orchestra:
Worzlaw Score Orchestra, Daniel Dettwiler, Tobias Lehmann
Mix and additional recordings: Idee und Klang Studio, Daniel Dettwiler

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A Year Ago in Winter

Great music from the master himself Reiser and very different – fine and shimmering sounds of the guitar give us the feeling of an afterlife as well as the voices which touch our feelings very intensively. The sound had to be very intimate to achieve the feeling of the sensitive emotions in this music.

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Kolsimcha & the London Symphony Orchestra

Although this project is a CD and not a soundtrack we still would like to introduce some compositions of Olivier Truan, because the London Symphony Orchestra is not only one of the most important orchestras in the world it also played some of the biggest soundtracks, for example Star Wars or Harry Potter. This music was also played and recorded in the legendary Abbey Road Studio 1 and the projects already introduced could also be soundtracks, what do you think? 
Professional Audio Feb. 2014

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Exit Marrakech

A great film from the Oscar winner Caroline Link (Nirgendwo in Afrika/Nowhere in Africa)! We were responsible from the beginning to the end. The composer Niki Reiser created a very specific soundtrack for the band and the quartet. Sound engineer: Hannes Kumke, supervision and mastering: Daniel Dettwiler

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Maria ihm schmeckt's nicht

Niki Reiser created wonderfully typical Italian music for this comedy – we had great fun while producing. We especially paid attention to a colourful and silky sound for the orchestra what fits the film well.

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The Adventures of Huck Finn

For this project, renowned film music composer Niki Reiser conceived a highly exciting and elaborate score, featuring western-type instruments such as the dobro, the banjo or the fiddle alongside a big orchestra. The orchestra, consisting of musicians from the Philharmonie Köln and Sinfonieorchester Bonn, was recorded in Cologne using expensive mobile technology. Besides our own EMM AD converters we have, for the first time ever, utilised the incredible ‘Horus’ converters by the Swiss company, Merging, which set new quality standards in terms of transparency. Again, the historical microphones were crucial to proffer the warm and Hollywood-like wide orchestra sound requested by Reiser.
Review at Sound & Recording​

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Mein Führer

We wanted the soundtrack “Mein Führer” to sound as fulminant as possible. We created that sound with the WDR Orchestra consisting of 90 people, without any problems we did the recordings in the Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Only the best was good enough for the production of the music from the film 180°! To achieve a warm character of sound, from compositions of Diego Baldenweg, we gathered all the historical microphones our studio owns together and set them up to record the wonderful Tonhall Orchestra in Zurich. After that, the soundtrack was mixed in our studio in 5.1. The music was awarded with the SUISA Award for the “Best soundtrack 2010” at the Film Festival in Locarno. 
Der Stoff der Filmen Leben einhaucht (Review - BAZ)
Intime Töne für ein grosses Orchester (Interview with Diego and Lionel Baldenweg, Werbewoche)

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The Little Ghost (Das kleine Gespenst)

The brilliant children’s novel by Otfried Preussler written in 1966 was made into a movie in 2013 – none other than Nadeschkin and Emil did the voice over for the Swiss version. Music: Niki Reiser, Recording and Mix: Daniel Dettwiler Tracking : Beni Gut and Hannes Kumke, Orchestra: Members of the Symphony Orchestra Basel, Guitars: Oliver Keller, Percussion: Andi Pupato, Piano: Daniel Dettwiler, Electric bass: Benjamin Gut and many more...

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The Wild Chicks (Die Wilden Hühner und das Leben)

Niki Reiser created wonderfully refreshing music using an orchestra and loads of guitars for the follow-up of the well-known teenage “Hühner” films – lavishly instrumented. Just like you would expect it from the master himself!
Recording: Daniel Dettwiler, Hannes Kumke
Mix und Mastering: Daniel Dettwiler

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Alles auf Zucker

This was our first film music production for Niki Reiser.The WDR big band played and the recording process in their own studios wasn’t too easy because of various reasons.

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Das Leben ist zu Lang

A comedy directed by Dani Levy – Niki Reiser’s music manages without an orchestra and we enjoyed creating a sound à la Ocean’s Eleven!
Recording and Mix: Idee und Klang Studio
Recording: Hannes Kumke, Daniel Dettwiler
Mix and Mastering: Daniel Dettwiler

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L'Assassinat de Félix Moumié - documentary

Trilunafilm, Director: Frank Garbely

Der letzte Coiffeur vor der Wettsteinbrücke - Documentary

by Jaqueline Falk and Christian Jamin

Geld oder Leben

by Jaqueline Falk. Music composed by Daniel Dettwiler and Ramon De Marco.

Jane's Journey - Documentary about Jane Goodall

More than 20 years ago, Dr. Jane Goodall, now 75, decided to give up her career as a primatologist, as well as her private life, in order to devote all her energy to saving our endangered planet. Since then she's been spending 300 days a year scouring the globe on her mission to spread hope for future generations. She has taken on the responsibilities of a UN Messenger of Peace, and has been honored with countless awards. In Jane's Journey, we accompany her on her travels across several continents, and receive unprecedented access to her intense and exciting past. From her childhood home in Bournemouth, England, we embark to Gombe National Park on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in Tanzania, her second home. It's where she began her groundbreaking research nearly half a century ago, and she still returns every year to enjoy the company of the chimpanzees that made her the internationally recognized activist so loved and deeply respected.This documentary offers an intimate portrait of the private person behind the world-famous icon, possibly the most fascinating woman of our time, whose scientific breakthroughs are considered to be among the most important of the past 100 years.
Orchestral recording: Idee und Klang Studio, Daniel Dettwiler at Volkshaus Studio Basel

Warsteiner 260 years

Niki Reiser composed a great orchestral poem for Warsteiner. We did the orchestral recording as well as the mix.