Geo Höhn - Film Composer

Original Score Composition

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About the composer

Geo Hoehn (Höhn) is a composer for film and television. He runs Insomnia Studios . He specialises in film score composition, music production, recording, sound design and final mix. He is an expert in composition, orchestral arrangements and film music sound.

He is a master in the art of the elusive “cinematic edge” in both composition and musical sound track design. Having many years of experience in sound engineering, his methodology and approach aims at integrating his musical scores in a seamless manner with sound design.

In his formative years he was exposed and partook in to a variety of cultures that inspired his musical inclinations and passions. He received his initial musical training in Germany. He is also engaged as film-music and sound post graduate lecturing for various universities. He also writes for music libraries in his free time.

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Film music has a special place in terms of this relatively newly evolved landscape. Communicating and supporting a visual narrative in terms of music is a art in itself,  and it takes a great deal of not only talent, but also skill and experience. One could classify a film composer as a musician, but might not necessarily classify a musician (even a brilliant on at that) as a film composer. Film composition is a finely honed skill that involves understanding of narrative, aesthetics,   emotion, psychoacoustics, sound engineering science, technology on many levels, as well as musical skills such as orchestration, originality, timing and a sense of drama. A film composer must have the ability to communicate from the heart of the narrative without being bogged down my the technical challenges of the music and technology by which means she or he communicates. The other side of the coin is the ability to connect effectively and emotionally with the vision of the director in terms of the narrative and the characters of the film and the overall world that they inhabit in the course of the film. The composer should by definition become an extension of the director to tell the story in musical terms. A good film composer should be able to work under pressure and be able to handle criticism with grace and without an over inflated ego. On the other hand a good film composer should not be a push-over but bring something extra to the table that would not have been there before.

Many producers wonder why director can’t just use licensed library music for the narrative. These mediums could be effective for smaller, low budget productions,   but should rather be avoided for film. Due to economic reasons producers are putting more and more pressure on directors to cut costs when it comes to sound and music. They often do this at their own peril. A lot of film music has degraded over the years because compromises were sometimes made at the wrong time for very important projects. Film music is sounding more and more similar, due to the fact that novice composers that are hired because of budget restrains. They are often put under pressure to bring the level of their music to that of A List composers. This happens especially if temp music is used by the editor. Novice composers tend to copy the styles that are native to some more established composers, since they have not yet been able to create their own “voice” and have to sacrifice originality for a low budget cheap copy of well established and legendary film scores. This has a very detrimental effect in the long run and is forcing the film music industry in the same trap as the current pop music industry where “everything sounds the same”, let alone serving the picture in an unique and perfect way these musical cues carry second hand emotions that fits the mold of the dull average. To some producers this doesn’t matters since they only see the short term financial success of the film and thereby leave the director and rest of the artistic part of the team in a compromised and regrettable frustrated position.

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OUR PASSION IS TO IMMERSE THE AUDIENCE IN THE EMOTION OF THE NARRATIVE
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OUR SERVICE

We give you a great head start on the creative process.

Our job starts long before the film is shot, in some cases we start a dialogue and an exchange of ideas with the director long before pre-production. Geo Höhn leads a team of relating and networked composers to ensure the crafting of the perfect musical tone and genre for your feature.

We include discussions on sound design as well as either working with existing professionals and companies, or in-house sound contractors of Insomnia Studios.

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SUITE OF THEMES IN PRE-PRODUCTION

We work closely with the director, often already in the final draft stages of the script, to develop thematic material for the film.

THEMATIC MATERIAL AVAILABLE AT TIME OF THE EDIT

At the time of the edit we can supply editors with existing compositions or mockups in order to avoid the over use of reference music. This greatly enhances the uniqueness of the musical landscape.

FRAME ACCURATE SCORING ON LOCKED PICTURE

We make sure that the score complements the pace and rhythm of the edit enhancing it in a seamless manner.

FINAL MIX

Depending on the genré and complexity of your feature our sound team can range from very small to enormous. We make sure that you have a sonic masterpiece. We create test DCP’s to reference your MIX in multiple theatre environments. 

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  • Geo Höhn’s music beautifully underscores the atmosphere, edging on suspense one moment, Sharing delight the next.

    Theresa Smith - Sunday Times
  • Composer Geo Hoehn handled the films soundtrack. A gifted scorer and orchestral arranger, his solid sound engineering makes Hoehn crucial to the film’s success.

    Steyn Du Toit - Cape Times
  • itv
  • Discovery Channel
  • STX - Universal
  • Lalela Music
  • Alliance Films
  • Sukuma Media
  • DS Films
  • Karoo Films
  • Faith In Motion
  • Out of Africa Entertainment
  • Eternal Pictures
  • Mama Dance
  • IFC Films
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    WORK

    We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse our most recent projects below. Use headphones to experience binaural 3D sound.

    Broken Darkness Trailer

    The Train Station

    Broken Darkness

    Old Friends

    Entering Winnipeg Station

    Broken Darkness Soundtrack

    LBD OST Video

    1. Wars Lbd Music Downmix 6:29
    2. Forrest Fire Lbd Music Downmix 1:02
    3. World's End Driving To The Old Mines Lbd Music Downmix 2:06
    4. Inferno Lbd Music Downmix 1:29
    5. Frenzied Chase Wire Downmix All In One Master Lbd Music Downmix 6:29
    6. Opening 1 Lbd Music Downmix 1:22
    7. Opening 2 Lbd Music Downmix 1:22
    8. Escaping The Lair Lbd Music Downmix 7:37
    9. The Great Escape Lbd Music Downmix 7:37
    10. Sanguine Fields Richard Phillip Wolff Music 1:44
    11. Troyis Missing Lbd Music Downmix 2:47
    12. The Old House Lbd Music Downmix 7:16
    13. Warlorn Lbd Music Downmix 6:25
    14. Zeros Hand Lbd Music Downmix 2:52
    15. Forrest Fire 2 Lbd Music Downmix 1:02
    16. Undertone 2 Lbd Music Downmix 5:52
    17. Sognho Primerop Lbd Music Downmix 3:13
    18. Escaping The Lair 2 Lbd Music Downmix 7:37
    19. Undertone 1 Lbd Music Downmix 6:28
    20. Bunker Complex Lbd Music Downmix 3:59
    21. Underton 4 Lbd Music Downmix 2:20
    22. Elevator 3 Lbd Music Downmix 4:37
    23. Underton 3 Lbd Music Downmix 3:39
    24. Back To The End Lbd Music Downmix 3:40
    25. Violation Lbd Music Downmix 1:22
    26. Zeros Legcy Lbd Music Downmix 3:35
    27. Anna Pull Away Lbd Music Downmix 0:52
    28. Elevator Lbd Music Downmix 6:28
    29. Elevator 2 Lbd Music Downmix 6:28
    30. Chase Wire Lbd Music Downmix 1:25
    31. Zero Dies Lbd Music Downmix 3:35
    32. Sam Theme 2 Richard Phillip Wolff Music 3:46
    33. Sam Theme Reprise Richard Phillip Wolff Music 3:04
    34. SAM Richard Phillip Wolff Music 3:37
    35. Ambience Dreamy Richard Phillip Wolff Music 8:28
    36. Rose' Theme Richard Phillip Wolff Music 1:35
    37. Sam's Death Richard Phillip Wolff Music 7:09
    38. Opening the Film Richard Phillip Wolff Music 5:13
    39. More Intense Richard Phillip Wolff Music 3:40
    40. Internse Richard Phillip Wolff Music 6:56
    41. Scary Frenzied Richard Phillip Wolff Music 1:10
    42. In Reverse Richard Phillip Wolff Music 6:26
    43. Horrific Richard Phillip Wolff Music 4:18
    44. Deathly Hollows Richard Phillip Wolff Music 4:08
    45. Darkness Richard Phillip Wolff Music 3:00
    46. Darkness Extended Richard Phillip Wolff Music 1:54

    Delville Woods

    1. Name IT Geo Höhn 1:50
    2. Not All is Lost Geo Höhn 3:03
    3. Ps I Love You ! Geo Höhn 5:22
    4. THe Weight of the Past Geo Höhn 2:43
    5. Dark Memories Geo Höhn 1:36
    6. Regret Geo Höhn 1:45
    7. I know About your Ghosts Arend Erasmus 3:45
    8. Please not Now Geo Höhn 1:52
    9. Sorrow Upon Sorrow Geo Höhn 4:24
    10. Second Edcounter Geo Höhn 4:09
    11. Loss Geo Höhn 2:45
    12. Hadida Hills Arend Erasmus 2:00
    13. Crocodile Cult Arend Erasmus 4:14
    14. Untill the Scales Are Balance Arend Erasmus 8:51

    Inescapable Steam Baths

    Damascus University

    Inescapable

    1. Car Chase Geo Höhn 2:18
    2. Plaza Geo Höhn 2:17
    3. Hq Bombing Geo Höhn 3:09
    4. Angels Geo Höhn 1:01
    5. It All Comes To This Geo Höhn 4:59
    6. Bombing Raid Geo Höhn 5:02
    1. Angels Geo Höhn 1:01
    2. Bombing Raid Geo Höhn 5:02
    3. A Time for Heroes Geo Höhn 2:42
    4. Hunt Geo Höhn 2:21
    5. Angel of the Skies Geo Höhn 3:14
    6. Dark Skies Geo Höhn 3:14
    7. Blu Geo Höhn 2:00
    8. In a Dream Geo Höhn 1:24
    9. Reprise Geo Höhn 1:55
    10. Grey Skies Geo Höhn 2:00
    11. Opening Geo Höhn 1:48
    12. Heroes Anthem Geo Höhn 2:42
    13. Milkmaids Geo Höhn 2:21
    14. Schuetze Geo Höhn 2:21

    Doras Peace

    1. Dora's Peace Geo Höhn 4:15
    2. The Search Geo Höhn 8:49
    3. Peace On The Run Geo Höhn 3:15
    4. Sprint Geo Höhn 3:27
    5. The Escape Geo Höhn 4:34
    6. Unorthodox Geo Höhn 3:50
    7. On The Station 1 Geo Höhn 4:44
    8. On The Station 2 Geo Höhn 2:01
    9. Memories Geo Höhn 2:29

    MUSIC FOR ANIMATION

    Animation Soundtracks

    1. Trolling The Trolls Geo Höhn 2:08
    2. Master Of Disaster Geo Höhn 2:50
    3. Playground Adventure Geo Höhn 2:09
    4. The Majestic Richard Phillip Wolff and Edward George King 2:17
    5. Shaken Not Stirred Geo Höhn 2:17
    6. Strife Richard Phillip Wolff and Edward George King 3:57
    7. Perilous Woods Geo Höhn 3:09
    8. Hollywood Meets Bollywood Geo Höhn 2:03
    9. The Great Adventure Geo Höhn 1:57
    10. The Big Reveal Geo Höhn 1:08

    MUSIC FOR ANIMATION

    1. After The Rain Geo Höhn 2:31
    2. From Kabul to Kashmir Geo Höhn 2:10
    3. Black Rainbow Geo Höhn 3:53
    4. Lost City New Geo Höhn & Richard Phillip Wolff 2:00
    5. Poverty Geo Höhn 2:06
    6. Geo Höhn The Funeral 4:50

    AFRICAN WILD

    1. Danger in the Dark Geo Höhn 2:23
    2. The Dying King Geo Höhn 4:36
    3. Ancient Prophecy Arend Erasmus 3:20
    4. Uncertain Geo Höhn 1:45
    5. Uitvlught Geo Höhn & Richard Phillip Wolff 3:44
    6. Defeated Geo Höhn 8:24
    7. Hourglass Geo Höhn 2:10
    8. Treurmare Geo Höhn 3:22
    9. Death of a town Geo Höhn 1:27
    10. Cold Winds Geo Höhn 2:02
    11. Onderduims Geo Höhn & Richard Phillip Wolff 3:22
    12. Cornered Richard Phillip Wolff 3:40
    13. The Lair Richard Phillip Wolff 4:18

     

    1. Treurgrond Geo Höhn 4:36
    2. Opening Titels Geo Höhn 2:40
    3. Die Ondersoek Geo Höhn 2:25
    4. Jou Pa Is Dood Geo Höhn 1:29
    5. Onsekerheid Geo Höhn 3:38
    6. Die Aanval Geo Höhn 7:06
    7. Ambulans Geo Höhn 1:41
    8. Begrafnis Geo Höhn 2:43
    1. Verskietende Ster Geo Höhn 4:11
    2. Begin Geo Höhn 7:23
    3. Eistedfodd Oudisie Geo Höhn 2:07
    4. Non The Wiser Geo Höhn 3:47
    5. Ek Mis Jou Geo Höhn 2:53
    6. Stompaf Geo Höhn 4:11
    7. Mama My Geo Höhn 2:56
    8. Moduleer Geo Höhn 3:00
    9. Kamer Komposisie Geo Höhn 2:06
    10. Lewensleed Geo Höhn 5:13
    11. As Ek Maar Net Kon Geo Höhn 3:08
    12. Ouma Geo Höhn 5:27
    13. Die Girl Geo Höhn 3:15
    14. Lank Lank Gelede Geo Höhn 3:10

    Live Score Recording

    Various Themes

    Die Laaste Tango

    1. Begin Geo Höhn 4:16
    2. Troefkaart Geo Höhn 4:06
    3. The Last Tango Geo Höhn 2:13
    4. Tango Tango Geo Höhn 3:08
    5. Skoonskip Geo Höhn 2:36
    6. Tender Moments Geo Höhn 3:02
    7. Tohuwabohu Geo Höhn 2:46
    8. Vir Ewig Geo Höhn 2:14
    9. Deon Meyer Geo Höhn 1:44
    10. Bloed Geo Höhn 3:14
    11. Verkoop Alles Geo Höhn 1:52
    12. Love Alive Richard Phillip Wolff 2:30
    13. Monsters Grant Booth 4:22
    14. First Conversation Geo Höhn 2:19
    15. Heengaan Geo Höhn & Richard Phillip Wolff 0:58
    16. Swembad Geo Höhn 2:33
    17. Memories Geo Höhn 2:29
    1. Iron Fortress Geo Höhn & Arend Erasmus 3:05
    2. Fire and Fury Richard Phillip Wolff & Eduard George King 3:56
    3. Thunder of War Arend Erasmus 2:49
    4. Cold Fusion Arend Erasmus 3:06
    5. Time Is Running Out Arend Erasmus 2:33
    6. Beast Hunt Arend Erasmus 3:08
    7. Anomaly Richard Phillip Wolff & Eduar 4:17
    8. Stellar Cloud Arend Erasmus 3:05
    9. Darkness Richard Phillip Wolff Music 3:00

    Land of Milk and Money

    1. Abrahams Theme Open 3:13
    2. Bring Them Up To Date Geo Höhn 2:24
    3. Its Milk And Mony Baby! Geo Höhn 2:17
    4. Mather Raashia Mastered Geo Höhn 1:11
    5. Street Theme Geo Höhn 1:52
    6. Achmed Geo Höhn 0:33
    7. Angel Choir Geo Höhn 0:10
    8. Be Nice Geo Höhn 1:13
    9. Chopin Opus 23 Chopin 10:00
    10. The Sicamore Tree Geo Höhn 5:21
    11. The Cave Geo Höhn 4:37
    12. Leaving The Cave Geo Höhn 4:55
    13. Leaving The Car Geo Höhn 1:38
    14. Leaving The Cave 1 Geo Höhn 1:45
    15. Abrahams Theme Geo Höhn 3:13
    16. Zoomba Geo Höhn 2:12

    Mossie Mignon van Wyk

    1. Befrafnis Geo Höhn 3:41
    2. Tentwoning Geo Höhn 3:14
    3. Bittersweet Moments Geo Höhn 3:00
    4. Die Uurglas Loop Uit Geo Höhn 2:10
    5. Monsters Grant Booth 4:22
    6. Droomlandskap Geo Höhn 6:40
    7. Jy Klink Soos My Pa Geo Höhn 2:33
    8. Swembad Geo Höhn 2:33
    9. Opening Geo Höhn 1:14
    10. Mandolin Grant Booth 1:12
    11. Wolkstoters Geo Höhn 1:59
    12. Anderkant Geo Höhn 2:22
    13. Steelsoen Geo Höhn 1:18
    14. Johan Grant Booth 1:17
    15. Duskant Geo Höhn 1:55
    16. Free Bird Grant Booth 5:51
    17. Hard Rock Blues Geo Höhn 1:48
    18. His Final Race Geo Höhn 2:21
    19. The 1St Q Richard Phillip Wolff 4:58
    20. The 2Nd Q Richard Phillip Wolff 2:30
    21. The Rd Q Richard Phillip Wolff 6:13
    22. Verkoop Alles Geo Höhn 1:52
    23. Wereldreise Geo Höhn 2:01
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    My Team

    We form teams specifically catering for the individual needs of your film projects, TV programs , and high energy feature film trailers.

    Geo Höhn

    Geo Höhn

    Composer & Re-recording Mixer

    Geo Hohn is a composer for film and television. He specialises in orchestral and hybrid scoring. His music can be described as cinematic and epic with a hint of ethnic colours. His music is composed in a way that serve the picure in the best possible way. He is certainly not limited to his ensign style and the feel of his music is relatively unique.

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    Richard Phillip Wolff

    Richard Phillip Wolff

    Composer, Sound Engineer, Sound Designer

    Richard Phillip Wolff is an composer and sound designer. He is an exceptionally talented musician and he is influenced by modern pop culture as well as more vintage styles of music. His love for live recording and ambient music makes his score truly unique and unconventional.

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    Arend Erasmus

    Arend Erasmus

    Composer, Session Guitarist

    Arend Erasmus is a composer that specializes in action driven scores. Since a young age he was fascinated with deep and meaningful music. Influenced by Jean Michel Jarre, Hans Zimmer, Classical Music and Heavy Metal, he has the advantage in creating big and dramatic soundscapes. He has produced a variety of orchestral and electronic music for trailers, films and documentaries.

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    Rafael Fernandez-Viedma

    Rafael Fernandez-Viedma

    Composer

    Composer, arranger and violist, Rafael studied with Hans Krakenberger, Jesse Levine (Yale University), Charles Tunnel (English chamber orchestra) and Osvaldo Ciancio. He has been a member of the Spanish National Orchestra and was a founding member of the Chamber Orchestra of Granada and Seville Royal Symphony Orchestra.

    Since 2011 dedicated exclusively to the composition, with special interest in film music.

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    Graham Lea-Cox

    Graham Lea-Cox

    Orchestrator Musical Director

    ” Graham Lea-Cox is a classically trained, African-born musician with eclectic experience and tastes, from conducting orchestral and operatic repertoires to working with music-theatre, independent popular music and world music. He has conducted and performed widely in America, Europe and Scandinavia, North America, Mexico and Africa, in recordings, radio broadcast and concert, and has worked in the film and television industry in the USA and South Africa.

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    Edward George King

    Edward George King

    Composer. Sound Designer

    Edward George King is a proudly South African fresh and upcoming freelance motion picture composer and sound designer. He attended and achieved a bachelors degree in motion picture at the South African School of Motion Picture & Live Performance (AFDA) in Cape Town, majoring in film scoring and sound design. Since then he has joined the team at Post|City and MasterMax, which specializes in all spheres of film post-production.

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    Geo Höhn

    Geo Höhn

    Composer & Re-recording Mixer

    Geo Hohn is a composer for film and television. He specialises in orchestral and hybrid scoring. His music can be described as cinematic and epic with a hint of ethnic colours. His music is composed in a way that serve the picure in the best possible way. He is certainly not limited to his ensign style and the feel of his music is relatively unique.

    IMDB PROFILE   |   SHOWREEL

    Richard Phillip Wolff

    Richard Phillip Wolff

    Composer, Sound Engineer, Sound Designer

    Richard Phillip Wolff is an composer and sound designer. He is an exceptionally talented musician and he is influenced by modern pop culture as well as more vintage styles of music. His love for live recording and ambient music makes his score truly unique and unconventional.

    IMDB PROFILE   |   SHOWREEL

    Arend Erasmus

    Arend Erasmus

    Composer, Session Guitarist

    Arend Erasmus is a composer that specializes in action driven scores. Since a young age he was fascinated with deep and meaningful music. Influenced by Jean Michel Jarre, Hans Zimmer, Classical Music and Heavy Metal, he has the advantage in creating big and dramatic soundscapes. He has produced a variety of orchestral and electronic music for trailers, films and documentaries.

    SOUNDCLOUD   |   SHOWREEL

    Rafael Fernandez-Viedma

    Rafael Fernandez-Viedma

    Composer

    Composer, arranger and violist, Rafael studied with Hans Krakenberger, Jesse Levine (Yale University), Charles Tunnel (English chamber orchestra) and Osvaldo Ciancio. He has been a member of the Spanish National Orchestra and was a founding member of the Chamber Orchestra of Granada and Seville Royal Symphony Orchestra.

    Since 2011 dedicated exclusively to the composition, with special interest in film music.

    IMDB PROFILE   |   SHOWREEL

    Graham Lea-Cox

    Graham Lea-Cox

    Orchestrator Musical Director

    ” Graham Lea-Cox is a classically trained, African-born musician with eclectic experience and tastes, from conducting orchestral and operatic repertoires to working with music-theatre, independent popular music and world music. He has conducted and performed widely in America, Europe and Scandinavia, North America, Mexico and Africa, in recordings, radio broadcast and concert, and has worked in the film and television industry in the USA and South Africa.

    IMBD PROFILE   |   WEBSITE

    Edward George King

    Edward George King

    Composer. Sound Designer

    Edward George King is a proudly South African fresh and upcoming freelance motion picture composer and sound designer. He attended and achieved a bachelors degree in motion picture at the South African School of Motion Picture & Live Performance (AFDA) in Cape Town, majoring in film scoring and sound design. Since then he has joined the team at Post|City and MasterMax, which specializes in all spheres of film post-production.

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