Julie Reier

Biography

Julie Reier, born in Nepal in 1982, is a music composer and pianist of German origin, who now lives and creates in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Music was of big importance already in her childhood and teenage years, when she received extensive classical training in terms of piano and violin lessons while also playing in several orchestras and chamber music groups. After studying fashion design in Munich and working in that field for several years, she went to Barcelona where she rediscovered her fascination for music. Having completed her studies as a classical pianist at the Conservatorio de Música on the Balearic Island of Mallorca, a postgraduate course about Film Scoring and Music Composition at Berklee College of Music and several Workshops for Audiovisual Media, she now works as a freelance composer for different kinds of production: commissioned works, projects in collaboration with others and personal projects.

To Julie, music is not only an adornment for the visual but can be a powerful tool and an indirect mode of storytelling. That’s why she bases her music on a delicate study of the emotional and narrative background when composing for picture. Thanks to her skills as a multi-instrumentalist and to her affection for timbral experimentation, her work is often influenced and inspired by the use of inventive and unconventional instruments and instrumentations, to give birth to a fresh and unique sound.

Nacida en 1982 en Nepal de padres alemanes, Julie Reier es una compositora y pianista que desde el 2007 reside y crea en Palma de Mallorca, España. Después de haber estudiado diseño de moda y trabajado en ese ámbito durante varios años en Munich, se traslada a Barcelona, donde redescubre su fascinación por la música, una afición en la que ya se había iniciado de pequeña al estudiar piano y violín y actuar como intérprete en varias orquestas y grupos de cámara. Realiza su carrera superior como pianista en el Conservatorio de Música de las Islas Baleares y a continuación un posgrado en Composición de Música Cinematográfica en el Berklee College of Music en los EEUU, mientras participa en diferentes talleres de composición en el sector audiovisual. Actualmente se dedica de forma autónoma a la composición musical para diferentes tipos de producción, ya sean trabajos por encargo, colaboraciones o proyectos personales.

Para su música en el audiovisual, realiza un detenido análisis del discurso narrativo y emocional de la imagen, con el fin de hacer de la música algo más que un mero adorno de la imagen: una herramienta poderosa y un modo indirecto de contar historias. Además, gracias a su habilidad para interpretar varios instrumentos y a su gusto por la experimentación tímbrica, su trabajo se ve enriquecido con el uso de instrumentos e instrumentaciones poco convencionales, con el objetivo de conferir a su música un sonido propio, fresco y original.

1982 in Nepal als Tochter deutscher Eltern geboren, lebt und arbeitet Julie Reier seit 2007 als Komponistin und Pianistin in Palma de Mallorca, Spanien. Musik war schon in ihren Kinder- und Jugendjahren ein stetiger Wegbegleiter, sie erhielt eine fundierte Ausbildung in Klavier und Geige und spielte in diversen Orchestern und Kammermusikgruppen. Nachdem sie zunächst beruflich einige Zeit in der Modebranche tätig war, ging sie 2006 nach Barcelona, wo sie ihre Faszination für die Musik wiederentdeckte. Am Conservatorio de Música de las Islas Baleares auf Mallorca absolvierte sie ein Musikstudium mit Hauptfach Klavier, anschliessend ein Aufbaustudium in Film Scoring and Music Composition am Berklee College of Music in den USA. Es folgten diverse Workshops im audiovisuellen Bereich. Derzeit arbeitet sie als Freelance Komponistin für verschiedene Produktionen, Auftragsarbeiten, Kollaborationen sowie an persönlichen Projekten.

Eine einfühlsame Auseinandersetzung mit dem emotionalen sowie einem erzählerischen Kontext ist die Basis ihrer audiovisuellen Kompositionen. Auf diese Weise ist ihre Musik nicht nur Verzierung des Visuellen, sondern wird zu einem bedeutenden Werkzeug für eine indirekte Art des Geschichtenerzählens. Ihre Vorliebe für unkonventionelle Instrumente und Klangexperimente sowie ihre Fertigkeiten als Instrumentalistin sind oft Inspiration für ihr künstlerisches Schaffen, immer mit dem Ziel, einen frischen und originellen Klang zu erschaffen.

Julie Reier

Sounds

This is a selection of different works, created from 2008 up to now. You can find commissioned projects, music compositions and sound design for commercials, animation and fiction short film, as well as personal projects developed over the last years. Please have a look at my soundcloud page also. Bon appetit.

Tres Danzas – Sans Famille

Tres Danzas – Sans Famille

1. Érase una vez      2. Rumbo a Ussel      3. Joli-Coeur

Le Gaie Bleu

Le Gaie Bleu

Mysterious. Intense. Seductive.

Sunday Afternoon Love

Sunday Afternoon Love

Magic Lady

Magic Lady

About shimmering light in bubbling water and that very special elegant lady.

Tu miel en tu pan

Tu miel en tu pan

‘Your honey on your bred’, inspired by an old synth piano toy I purchased on a garage sale..

Kokeshi’s Dream

Kokeshi’s Dream

Dreams may not be true but at least they are for Kokeshi..

Sugarclove and Thistle

Sugarclove and Thistle

Whenever the swirling dust subsides, you can catch a glimpse of the vast and empty landscape as it merges into the cloudless sky.

On The Shore

On The Shore

Looking over my shoulder my behind was covered with cherry blossoms

Babymachine

Babymachine

Soundscape created for the Workshop Electroacoustic, Music Informatics at the ‘Conservatorio Superior de Música de las Islas Baleares’, in 2009

Fingerkidnap

Fingerkidnap

Made for the “Workshop for Audiovisual Composition” in the International Film Music Festival City of Úbeda, 2011

Snöflingor

Snöflingor

And… no, it is not dangerous to confuse children with angels!

Euyumi

Euyumi

Original Soundtrack composed for the shortfilm “.sub”, directed by Jossie Malis, 2012

Passez Une Bonne Journee

Passez Une Bonne Journee

Original Soundtrack composed for the shortfilm “.sub”, directed by Jossie Malis, 2012

Please come to Dr. Hu

Please come to Dr. Hu

Original Soundtrack composed for the shortfilm “.sub”, directed by Jossie Malis, 2012

Vertigo

Vertigo

Original Soundtrack composed for the shortfilm “.sub”, directed by Jossie Malis, 2012

Overdose

Overdose

Original Soundtrack composed for the shortfilm “.sub”, directed by Jossie Malis, 2012

Remembering

Remembering

Canon of Change

Canon of Change

C-H-A-(n)-G-E

Dear Mama

Dear Mama

Liebe Beleberin, Sorgenabwenderin, Trostredespenderin, Wunschablauscherin, Leidensabfragerin, liebe Verwöhnerin…

Moja mtihani

Moja mtihani

This little track evolved when I was experimenting with different kinds of sound and timbre.

Melandolía

Melandolía

The little life story of a sentimental mosquito, always unwelcome and chased away..

Julie Reier

Films

Music created for film. Part of this selection of works are commissioned works for different companies like Movistar Mexico, Goodweave International, Healthcare Without Harm, The IOU-Project, The Fetzer Institute and the Int’l Animation Festival Chilemonos, which won the Jerry Goldsmith Award for Best Music in Advertisement in 2014. Original Soundtrack for the short films .SUB, directed by Jossie Malis and NADA. S.A, directed by Caye Casas and Albert Pintó in 2014. Original soundtrack and sound design for the animation short film series Bendito Machine, in collaboration with Zumbakamera Films. Original Music for the video game trailer The Many Pieces Of Mr. Coo by Nacho Rodríguez.

STAND WITH SANJU

3:44

DEMO REEL FILM MUSIC

5:07

SHORTFILM NADA S.A.

0:47

SHORTFILM .SUB (TRAILER)

2:11

NADA S.A. SUITE

6:05

MR COO – TRAILER

2:00

BENDITO MACHINE PROMO

2:17

THE IOU PROJECT

3:08

BENDITO MACHINE IV

11:14

THYNC

2:16

FESTIVAL CHILEMONOS 2014

1:23

ADVERTISING DEMO REEL

2:33

WIFINAUTA

1:55

TURBINE CITY

5:05

FETZER ADVISORY COUNCIL

5:37

BENDITO MACHINE V – RESCUE

0:53

FANTÁSTICO MORALES

1:38

Julie Reier

Contact

Please feel free to leave a message, you can also write me an email at hello@juliereier.com

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