Matthias Hornschuh lives and works in Cologne as a composer for film, television and radio. He composes for media and theatre productions, develops music for leisure parks, writes and produces songs and is engaged as an author, director and freelance producer in acoustic art, research on the motion of football and in cultural education. He studied musicology, teaches at different colleges and examines with his publications the intersection between science and practice. He is founder and chairman of the professional association mediamusic e.V., co-founder and head of programme of the conference SoundTrack_Cologne, co-founder of the media music label Media Recordings Intl., member of the board of the Kulturrat NRW (Cultural Council of North-Rhine Westphalia), vice head of the working group "Music in business and media" at the Landesmusikrat NRW (Music Council of North-Rhine Westphalia), member of the jury of Deutscher Hörbuchpreis (German Audio Book Prize), deputy member of the Landesmedienkommission NRW (Media Committee of North Rhine-Westphalia). He is a moderator, curator, speaker, lecturer and he sets impulses on regional, national and European levels.
Movies and radio plays with Hornschuh music were represented on nearly all international festivals and have received around 100 awards.
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