Ali N. Askin
composer / musician


Out Now!: "No Century for Old Tracks"

Out Now!: "No Century For Old Tracks" - my newest release featuring music that I composed and produced in the last century. These tracks were previously unreleased and I thought maybe there are some folks, who might enjoy this little flashback into the good old days of drum'n'bass, trip hop, etc... Available on all major streaming platforms. And also on bandcamp (which is the artists prefered platform) Enjoy!

Click here for links to Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon

Click here for a link to Bandcamp

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Out Now!: "LEROY" (Original Score)

Now available on all major streaming platforms: My score for the award winning German movie “Leroy”. In 2008 I received the German Film Academy Award (LOLA) for best original score for this.

The music is a hommage to the great music of the classic blaxploitation movies from the 60ies and 70ies. With nods to great artists like Deodato, Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, etc.

Click here to listen!

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Current Project: "VIOLETT" by Wassily Kandinsky

I am currently composing and producing the music for a stage composition (“Bühnenkomposition”) conceived over 100 years ago by the famous artist Wassily Kandinsky. The work is called “VIOLETT” and uses spoken word, theatre, dance, light, film and music in order to create a stage experience which we today probably would call a multi media piece.

Since Kandinsky wrote detailed notes regarding the usage of music (but actually no composition or score) I pretty much stick to those ideas, but also extend the usage of sound and music. That way there will be a small ensemble of instrumentalists (from members of the local State Orchestra), a 30 piece choir, a children’s choir, plus a multi-channel pre-recorded soundtrack…

Directed by famous director, choreographer and dancer Arila Seigert., the shows will take place at Anhaltisches Theater in Dessau, Germany. All this is part of the Bauhaus celebrations which was founded in 1919 in this city.

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Stream now! "Salami Aleikum" (Original Soundtrack)

Check this out!: The original motion picture soundtrack for the movie “Salami Aleikum” (2009), directed and co-written by Ali Samadi Ahadi, is now available on all major streaming platforms (spotify, apple music, itunes, tidal, amazon, etc…).

It includes my score and source music, as well as all the songs written exclusively for the movie, and produced and arranged by me.

Featuring performances by Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, Falk Breitkreuz, Roman Bunka, Michael Weilacher, Stefan Weyrer, Karin Schmeer, Alex Hötzinger - and vocalists: Navid & Omid, Nooshin, Christin and Alex Abedi.

Go to Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes or Deezer

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Upcoming New Releases…

Within the next months we will release some of my filmmusic scores which I composed and produced in the past few years. These will be streaming and download releases only since CD sales have significantly decreased, and it is hard to finance smaller editions.

The featured scores will include „Tehran Taboo“, „The Case of Jakob Von Metzler“, „Salami Aleikum“, „Turkish For Beginners“, and others.

Stay Tüned!

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I recently finished two filmmusic scores for two movies of the popular German TV movie series LOTTA - featuring the brilliant Josefine Preuß. These two movies will be aired some time in 2019 by German ZDF…

…one actress - two movies…

…one actress - two movies…

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"preludio" on Spotify's CINEMIX playlist

One of my tracks - "preludio" from an episode of the German TV crime series 'Bella Block' (from 2010) - appears on the Spotify playlist "Cinemix - The best soundtrack music on Spotify. There are only 4044 songs in that playlist!...
Check öut Das Playlist!

Check öut my album “Bella Block - Stich ins Herz (Original Soundtrack)” on Spotify
Check öut my album “Bella Block - Stich ins Herz (Original Soundtrack)” on Bandcamp

Check öut my album “Bella Block - Stich ins Herz (Original Soundtrack)” on Apple Music

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Out now!: "Offroad" (Original Score 2012)

My score for the German feature film “Offroad” (2012) is now available on all streaming platforms, like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon, etc. and also as download on iTunes, Amazon and of course still on Bandcamp (which btw. is still my prefered platform. If you want to help us artists, buy and listen to our music there).

The movie was directed by Elmar Fischer, main actors were Nora Tschirner ans Elyas M’Barek.

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Out now!: The S-Nemek Sessions

If you dig experimental, ambient electronica you might enjoy this release which is now available on all the main streaming services like Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, etc.
This CD was originally released on the French label “326 Music” in 2001. In the days before Ableton Live…

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Zappalogies in Paris

Tomorrow I will be traveling to Paris. I am invited by the Philharmonie de Paris and City de la Musique for their Zappalogies Festival - a weekend with the works of Frank Zappa. I will be talking about my work with Frank on the Yellow Shark projects, which will be partially performed by the Ensemble Intercontemporain....

Here is a link to their program: Zappalogies

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„Dogs Of Berlin“

I am currently working on my last cues for the score of the German series „Dogs Of Berlin“ which is coming to Netflix in December - Check it öut!

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"Tehran Taboo" in UK

If you are in the UK you shouldn't miss this movie! "Tehran Taboo" is coming to movie theaters in the UK in early October. Written and directed by Ali Soozandeh, music by Ali N. Askin

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Rehearsing 'Peterchens Mondfahrt' in Munich....

A little impression from today's rehearsal with the fantastic Münchener Kammerorchester, and their dynamite conductor Clemens Schuldt. Featuring the great actor Udo Wachtveitl.
For those of you non-germish friends: 'Peterchens Mondfahrt' (Little Peter's trip to the moon,) is a classic German children's book.

For this new version I rewrote the text and composed music for a large string ensemble.
Premiere is next Sunday in Munich, Bavaria, Germany....

Photo ©Daniel Schröter, 2018

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