ANDRÉ BUTTLER

Award-winning Composer

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Biography

André Buttler was born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany in 1993. He began his musical education at the age of 10 with piano and composition lessons with his music teacher Wolfgang Dietrich at his high school. At 14 he continued his composition lessons with the Hungarian composer István Nagy. He also learned cello and percussion with a focus on timpani.

In 2008, 2009 and 2010 he was a laureate at the national composition competition of the Jeunesses Musicales Germany. In 2008 and 2009 he was honored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of the Federal Republic of Germany at Talent Day for his special achievements as a young up-and-coming composer. In 2014 he was a scholarship holder of the GEMA European Music Author Scholarship.

In 2010 he began studying composition at the Folkwang University of the Arts (Essen, Germany) as a young student. He continued his studies in 2013 at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster (Germany) in musicology and philosophy. André Buttler began his training as a film composer in 2017 at the Musicube Academy (Bonn, Germany) and continued his studies in 2018 at the ArtEZ University of Arts (Arnhem, Netherlands).

In addition to his studies, he also studied with various composers from Hollywood and London such as Garry Schyman, Joe Kramer, John Lunn, Anne-Kathrin Dern and Conrad Pope.

 

Filmography

Run2theEnd

Documentary, 2021 (Canada)

P: LOT17 Creative

(in pre-production)

The Female Odessy

Shortfilm, 2021 (Germany)

D, P: Eve Exley-Carvajal, Jessica Trocha, Jenny E. Kleine

(in pre-production)

Linnea

Shortfilm, 2021 (Germany)

D, P: Fabiano Bernardi

(in post-production)

Mara

Shortfilm, 2021 (Germany)

D, P: Jenny E. Kleine

(in pre-production)

Pastéque

Shortfilm, 2021 (Germany)

D, P: Rebekka Geltthofer

Eskapismus oder so

Short-Filmmusical, 2020 (Germany)

D: Alisa Kolosova, P: Luisa Gross

Nominated for the "Blaue Blume Filmpreis"

Polter

Shortfilm, 2019 (Germany)

D: Alisa Kolosove, P: Mike Fuhrmann

Climate Heroine

Short Documentary, 2017 (USA)

D, P: Colton Kugler

>> Watch on YouTube

Audience Award at "Bonner Kurzfilmfest 2017"

The Wormworld-Saga

Mood Trailer, 2017 (Germany)

Animation: Daniel Lieske

Seelenvögel

Documentary, 2009 (Germany)

D: Thomas Riedelsheimer, P: Stefan Tolz, Thomas Riedelsheimer

>> Watch Trailer

Awards:

"Dokubibel" at Biberacher Filmfestspiele

"Gilde-Filmpreis" for Best Documentary (Abreitsgemeinschaft Kino - Gilde deutscher Filmkunsttheater)

Adolf-Grimme-Award

 

Concert Music

Das kleine Ich-bin-Ich

2019

for narrator, six cellos and piano

Based on the children´s book by Mira Lobe

Commissioned by Celloro

Strings & Drums

2018

for violin, band and percussion

Commissioned by Conservatorio Profesional de Música Vincente Lillo Cánovas (Spain)

>> Watch on YouTube

ICH...Sindbad!

2014

for soli, choir and orchestra

Libretto by André Buttler

Commissioned by Musikgemeinschaft Marl e. V.

Näher betrachtet

2011

for percussion ensemble

Nebula

2010

for oboe, viola, percussion, harp and piano

Dialoge

2009

for clarinet, violin, viola and cello

Langsam-Schnell

2008

for piano solo

 

Listen to my Music!

 

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