Composer in Germany
Composer in Germany
Thomas Frühwacht is a composer of mainly electronic music. In October 2010 he started releasing his music under the pseudonym Earlyguard, which is an English translation of his last name. His musical palette consists of longform ambient soundscapes, experimental piano works and cinematic music, created with a sense for minimalism and musical abstraction.
In 2012 his music was chosen as background to “Welcome to the Anthropocene”, a short film about the state of our planet by the Canadian non-profit organisation Globaïa. “Welcome to the Anthropocene” opened the UN’s Rio+20 summit on sustainable development in June 2012. The summit was the largest United Nations meeting to date.
Globaïa have chosen his music again for their short film “Water in the Anthropocene“ (2013), which was commissioned by the Global Water Systems Project for a major international conference (Water in the Anthropocene, Bonn, Germany, 21-24 May, 2013) and again for the short film “Climate Change - The State of the Science“ (2014) which was commisioned by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and funded by the United Nations Foundation.
From December 5, 2014 to September 30, 2016 „Welcome to the Anthropecene“ - in a German language version - was part of a special exhibition with the same name at Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany as a joint venture with the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, covering 1,400 square metres and more than 170,000 visitors.
Music from his 2015 album “Nachtgedanken“ was chosen to accompany the short film “Husk“ by dance artist and choreographer Tori Lawrence. "Husk" was accepted into the 2016 ScreenDance Festival in Sweden and was chosen as screendance of the week at International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy.
In March 2017 Thomas released the album "Hesperus" - an intense and minimalist work for piano in eight pieces.
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