Berlinale Talents Master Classes

In cooperation with Berlinale Talents, Avant Première 2016 offers registered participants access to two master classes with special focus on innovation in sound design. Emerging and established film professionals are invited to join The Dolby Atmos® Master Class and Natural Tones: The Music of The Revenant, both hosted by Berlinale Talents.

How to participate: 

Avant Première participants can register for the master classes at ticket(at) with the reference BERLINALE TALENTS COOPERATION PROGRAMME and indicating the title of the respective programme(s). 

Thursday, 18 FEB 2016, 10:00 - 11:15, Cinestar 7

Dolby Laboratories, Inc. hosts this masterclass to offer theoretical and technical insights into the practical applications of its new technology Dolby Atmos®. Sound Designer/Composer Christian Conrad presents excerpts from his recent works in Dolby Atmos®, the new sound system that transports you into the story with breathtaking, moving audio that fills the cinema and flows all around you. 


Thursday, 18 FEB 2016, 14.30 – 16.00, HAU3, Top Floor

In his sound-driven work, Berlin-based artist and composer Carsten Nicolai seeks to overcome a separation of art forms and genres, looking for symbioses between disciplines. Influenced by scientific reference systems, Nicolai often engages mathematic patterns such as grids and codes. A long-time collaborator of Ruiychi Sakamoto, Nicolai (under the pseudonym alva noto) recently composed with Sakamoto the score of Alejandro G. Iñárritu's The Revenant. In this session, Nicolai embarks on asonic journey into the nature of his collaboration with Sakamoto and others. Presenting excerpts from his compositions and audio works, Nicolai goes back to the foundations of his musical and sonic practice and shows how seemingly distinct media and genres can be synthesized to striking effect.

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