OVER VIEW
A LIFE FOR
FILM SCORES

REDISCOVERING SWISS FILM MUSIC:
IN ADDITION TO OUR PASSION FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC AND CLASSICAL FILM COMPOSITIONS WE ALSO SPECIALIZE IN FANTASY, THE MEDIEVALS, HORROR, SCIENCE-FICTION AND FILM NOIR GENRES.

 
  • 2010
    2010

    The company named „Sommer Filmmusik“ was founded adding a new timbre to the Swiss film music scene right from the beginning: through classical symphonies as well as orchestral melodies we purposefully accentuated motion pictures in the genres Fantasy, the Medievals, Science Fiction and Film Noir.

  • 2011
    2011

    Commercial projects succeeded the first compositions for amateur films and computer games: We set a sign with the renowned promotional film of the Pilatus Bahnen Lucerne, Juwelier Messerer as well as Mercedes Benz where we clearly show that picturesque tones and epic soundtracks can also (find their adequate place) become firmly established in commercials.

  • 2012
    2012

    The year of our breakthrough: Along with additional commercials and corporate image films we were able to compose the soundtrack for the highly acclaimed documentary «Schweizer Geist» (Swiss Ghost). As a result of this, Raphael Sommer became known as the youngest Swiss film music composer.

  • 2013
    2013

    We gained initial experiences with a live orchestra and created the first in-house fantasy oeuvre called „Die Welt von Arven“ (The World of Arven) which was recorded as an audio drama with renowned speakers three years later. Raphael Sommer also gave lectures on film music throughout the country. He also spoke at the Swiss Marketing Community Zurich together with Dieter Meier (Yello).

  • 2014
    2014

    After the eventful first years we focused on the optimum alignment of Summer Filmmusik. Not only did we develop our stile, we also created a new look of our appearance in the music industry including a new logo and a new website.

  • 2015
    2015

    The new appearance of Sommer Filmmusik opened up new doors: We composed the highly acclaimed soundtrack for the successful Swiss cinema documentary film „Camino de Santiago“ which is also available as a digital album. Additional projects followed, for example image films on Heidelberg or Nectaflor. And we composed the hymn to the fantastic comics spectacle BeauMonde.

  • 2016
    2016

    The tracks and albums from our music forge were becoming more and more popular: Raphael Sommer created the acclaimed soundtracks for „Ein Königreich macht Schule“ (A Kingdom Forms a Precedent), „Reborn“ and „Ezekiels Traum“ (Ezekiel’s Dream), a virtual reality film of the Pestallozzi Children’s Foundation. Sommer made a name for himself as an art director: he assumed creative control for the promotion of Natacha’s new album, the corresponding music videos «Neuland» and «Zäme ha» as well as the accompanying “Baliwood TV” documentary.

  • 2017
    2017

    Heading for new worlds: The music for the „Tourismus Zug“ commercial will soon be heard and the „Neuland“ projects from Natacha (Universal Music) will be launched on Facebook and YouTube. Since we are getting more and more international inquiries we are designing an international web appearance where our information will be made available in German and English.

Further awards and nominations / ‘So gegen Gewalt’ – Kanton Solothurn – Audience Award / ZFF 72 – Nominated – Vom anderen Ufer /

CREATING MUSIC WITH PASSION
PROVISION OF SERVICES
We are committed to treat every project with the utmost care, no matter how big the scale or financially cost. We welcome any young artist with a new project and any company with commercial projects. Together we will customize your plan and find the ideal sound for your project.

Great cinematic experiences through our compositions.

Your motion pictures receive a specific feel from us as we create characterizing melodies for your projects.

If you plan a special event, with our score it will be unforgettable. Any app will get a distinctive audio track. And if you plan an action-packed computer game, we will provide the matching soundtrack for it.

Whether you are looking for a company jingle or the soundtrack for a theatre production on stage, we know the appropriate notes and will create your long-awaited piano, choral or orchestral music.

Live on Stage

If you would like to perform Raphael Sommer’s compositions live on stage with your own orchestra, we will accompany you in a professional and passionate manner and with attention to detail. All administrative tasks are handled by us in order to make your concert a perfect experience.

MUSICAL INHERITANCE
A trumpet was immortalized in a scene of a wrestling festival in the Swiss motion picture ‘Dällebach Kari’ by Oscar-winner Xavier Koller.

Raphael Sommer very highly prizes a hundred-year-old trumpet, which is the trumpet of his great-grandfather, who was a conductor, trumpet player and trumpet teacher. Various documents are proof of his participation in numerous musical competitions and witness a musician’s devotion beyond the technical skills.

This could be an indication that Raphael Sommer’s talent lies in his genes.

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