The History of Re-Compose
Starting in 2007, Recompose has been developing pioneering methods and technologies for digital music production and optimal music perception. Recompose software makes music fully interactive, where all elements of a music composition can be recomposed or rearranged in real time through sensor or human input. This leads to the development of intelligent tools for music composers and producers that help them get new and complex musical ideas (i.e. melodies, chords and harmony, accompaniments, rhythm patterns, etc.), deliver these ideas fast, and optimize the impact of music.
Re-Compose is currently based in Vienna, Austria.
The People of Re-Compose
Stefan M. Oertl
CEO and Head of Development
Stefan is the founder of Re-Compose. He holds a doctorate of natural sciences in psychology from the Vienna University (music psychology and cognition) and a MSc in Computer Graphics and Animation from the Vienna University of Technology.
In addition to his traditional education in classical piano and harpsichord, he completed the film scoring program at the University of Southern California's prestigious Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles. Among his media-related productions is the sound concept (sound design and ambient music design) for the documentary “Shadowing the Third Man”. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005 as one of the festival’s official selection and was awarded the overall first prize at the Festival di Palazzo Venezia Arte in 2006.
During his scientific and creative career (in ongoing associations with universities), he has been professionally analyzing the structures and mechanics of highly effective music, with a focus on commercial productions and technical applications. His key interests lie in the psychological mechanics of trance, psytrance, and techno leading to altered states of awareness and an "optimal experience", as well as the general evolution of mainstream music.
Head of Artist and Creative Marketing
Karl is one of Austria's top music producers & DJ's. He runs Moestl Studios, a music production facility for film scoring and corporate sound branding. With the experience of more than 350 DJ gigs and live performances, Karl knows how to drive the crowd wild and keep them dancing till the morning sun.
He was one of the first artists to combine classical DJing with some live jamming and a blend of electronic toys creating something he refers to as ”Dirty Electronic Fusion”, a burning cocktail of Tech House, Techno, Deep Tech and progressive electronic music. His tracks have been airing on radio stations worldwide followed by outstanding reviews in major music magazines.
Head of Sales and Operations
Roland is a serial entrepreneur with more than ten years of experience in Internet, tech, and music startups. During his career, he has been living and working in numerous places around the globe. His fluency in five languages and a passion for foreign cultures equip him with a deep understanding for customer needs in diversified markets.
With strong business acumen, he is the antithesis of the creative and scientific team, shaping the organization and its processes from within. He is an excellent networker with a sharp sense for product alignment and market needs, perpetually raising the bar for our venture.
Project Manager and Chief Developer
Stefan is a computer scientist and is experienced in music composition, live staging, and audio recording. In 2009, he attained his bachelor's degree of Media Technology in Hagenberg, Austria and currently works on his Master's thesis of Computing at the University of Linz.
His interest in both artificial intelligence and music led to his passion of bringing these fields together to enable computers to better understand and process musical input. In 2009, Stefan became part of the Recompose team and two years later he gained the position of Project Manager for Liquid Notes.
Film Music Composer
Gerrit studied classical composition, jazz composition, and film music at the University of Music in Vienna. As a freelance and prize-winning film and TV composer, he writes and produces for major European and American film productions, TV stations, and commercials.
He is one of the very few composers in the world who consecutively won both the prestigious ASCAP Competition and BMI Award for Aspiring Film Composers in Los Angeles. As a result, he was asked to work with Mike Post on the US hit series "Law and Order". Post, considered the most successful composer in television history, refers to Wunder as having "that special gift of writing music in a way that places him a cut above the rest in the field."
Gerrit currently resides in Los Angeles, California. After working on music for the documentary "Na Naia - Legend of the Dolphins" featuring stars such as Kate Winslet, Daryl Hannah and Megan Fox, he is currently working on different international movie trailer and TV projects.
Find out more about Gerrit on his website.
Partners of Re-Compose
Recompose is proud to have established partnerships with a number of leading players in the industry: NTS Audio Labs (Tools and Sounds for Professional DJ Producers), Dance MIDI Samples (The ultimate Pro MIDI, Production Template and WAV Resource), and others with whom agreements are pending.