About

Timo Jaeger is a german composer, producer and musician. His professional focus is on composing and producing original music for film, games and commercials. 

From an early age, Timo learnt already how to express on various instruments like piano, synth, guitar, drums, percussion and bass. In the course of his studies and internships he gained experience in creating music in a wide range of genres. This allows him to compose in classical forms and modify it with elements of different styles like pop, jazz, or EDM. He sees his work as combination of two elements: A composing part and a technical part (mixing, mastering), wich are both the core elements of his professional education.

Timo is always open to new interesting projects.

Bio

At the age of five Timo started taking drum lessons, inspired by his father – who is also a musician –  he got lessons for guitar and at the age of 9 also for piano.  He discovered improvisation and composition with great interest at an early age and so it happend quite fast that the piano became his main instrument.

Fascinated by the sounds of video games and movies, he interpreted his favourite themes with the piano in his own way and began to become familiar with different composition techniques.

From the world of video games he is inspired by Japanese composers (e.g. Nobuo Uematsu, Koji Kondo and Yoko Shimomura). When it comes to film music, his great idols are western musicians and composers (e.g. John Williams, Howard Shore and Hans Zimmer).

In 2011 and 2012 Timo won the German Rock and Pop Prize as „Best Keyboarder“ and „Best Instrumentalist“ – a great accomplishment that encouraged him to devote himself to the music he loved and to start a professional career by studying pop music design at the well-known  Pop Akademie Baden-Württemberg Mannheim starting in 2013.

During his studies he worked with interesting and experienced musicians from all over the world and was taught by well-known musicians and professors of Germany. In the beginning, he focused mainly on piano and composition, until he discovered his new passion which allowed him more creative freedom to evolve: producing.

2015 Timo completed a three-month internship at Naidoo Herberger Production, which was intellectually as formative as his work with German music giants like Xavier Naidoo, Die Söhne Mannheims and Grosch’s Eleven. A time, where he also gained practical skills in the field of TV music (e.g. Sing meinen Song).

He went on to another three-month internship at klangzeuger studio ma, under the management of Philippe van Eecke, which allowed him to gather more experience and know-how for  working in the studio.

Since then, his experience is growing along with his demand and understanding of high quality productions. He never stops setting ambitious standards to challenge himself and to widen his musical horizon. With sensitivity and openness, he develops musical worlds of different styles allowing the listener to enter new spheres.

Work & Experience

Film Scoring

2020 „Legally Declared Dead“, as music composer

Collaboration with Neomusicproduction, Emperor Motion Pictures,

Hongkong / China – will be released in June 2020

 

2019 Line Walker 2: Invisible Spy“, as music composer

Collaboration with Neomusicproduction, Shaw Brothers, Babieka,

Hongkong / China

 

2017 Video Game Music            

„The Revenant Prince“, as music composer,
by Nomina Games, LA, USA, released in Summer 2020

 

TV Show

2015 „Sing meinen Song – das Tauschkonzert“ supported as studio assistant

Under the lead of Naidoo Herberger Production, Mannheim, Germany

 

 Collaborations with artists such as:

 2019 – Starkenburg Philharmonics – Concert „Sound Of Hollywood“, as pianist

2018  – Luca Sestak – as recording- & mix-engineer

2017  – German Pop Orchestra, as music composer / producer / orchestrator

2016 – Alice Merton, as a live-keybordist

2013 –  Michèle – „The Voice of Germany Kids“, as co-music-producer                                    

Study

Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, Mannheim (DE)

Bachelor of Arts

  • Producing (2016 – 2018)

Prof. Florian Sitzmann, Arno Müller, Chris Oz, Markus Born, Dennis Kopacz

  • Keyboards (2013 – 2016)

Prof. Mathias Leber, Prof. Alexander Päffgen

  • Guitar (2013-2017)

Prof. Gagey Mrozeck

Masterclasses/ Workshops

Don Grusin, Bill Laurance, George Whitty, Prof. Peter Moormann, Markus Ottenhausen, 24-96 Mastering/Robin Schmidt (Karlsruhe, DE), Hannes Bieger, kleine audiowelt (Sandhausen, DE), Wisseloord Studios (Hilversum, NL), Darcy Proper, Ronald Prent