J?rg Hüttner

On life, music for films, and MiniBrute 2

J?rg Hüttner

On life, music for films, and MiniBrute 2

It’s not every day you get to sit down with a film composer and sound design legend to discuss their favorite gear, writer’s block, and working in the industry.

We met with J?rg Hüttner, the musician behind the electronic soundscapes of “Girl on a Train”, “Cries From Syria”, “Fifty Shades of Grey”, and “Independence Day: Resurgence”.

I started out in a similar way to a lot of people: you like a type of music or some band (in my case Depeche Mode and Jean-Michel Jarre) and you start dreaming of doing the same thing. In my case this led me to buy my first synth at age 15. It was a Roland D-10, nothing to really write home about, although I used it in my first band at age 17.

It never worked out with the “pop star” thing, and I never became famous with a band, but it led to working for the music instrument industry. I became a product support specialist and sound designer, which put me in contact with established composers that heard my sounds in synths they liked.