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Marian Mentrup


  • Marian Alexander Mentrup works as a sound designer, re-recording mixer and composer between London, Venice and Berlin. He has created the sound for numerous short films, has written music for a popular Norwegian tv-series, worked as a sound-supervisor and re-recording mixer for feature films and has composed a generative soundscape for a laser installation.

  • Biography

  • Marian grew up in Berlin with a strong interest in classical and electronic music, as well as computers, synthesizers and film-making. After having studied communication studies at the Technical University he moved over to the Film University “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam-Babelsberg where he graduated in sound design for audio-visual media (Diplom Tonmeister).

    In 2009 he co-founded the animation studio Talking-Animals in Berlin. Since 2011 he is running a sound production company in East-London and (more recently) with a second studio in Venice.

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  • Practice

  • Marian Mentrup has worked as a lecturer for Sound-Studies at the Berlin University of the Arts under Prof. Robert Henke (Ableton, Monolake). He has led workshops for the Goethe Institute in Alexandria and the Ultima Festival of contemporary music in Oslo. At the Royal College of Art he works as a visiting tutor and lecturer.

  • Awards and Grants

  • (2013) IDFA Main Prize for “Song from The Forest".

    (2013) Sundance: Best international Documentary “The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear".

    (2011) BAFTA Nomination for “Thursday".

    (2009) Best sound&music at Festival d’Aubagne for “Never Drive a Car When You’re Dead”.

    Festival appearances with films in Cannes, Berlinale, Toronto and recently in Locarno with the feature film “Freedom” by Jan Speckenbach.