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Raphael Sommer


  1. 1.
    Spirit of Himalaya
  2. 2.
    La Forêt des Fées
  3. 3.
    Elysium for Ballet
  4. 4.
    Le Secret
  5. 5.
    Late at Night
Autodidact to be Switzerland’s youngest film score composer
Basle-born Raphael Sommer started to strike out on his own by pursuing unconventional paths. The fascination of film as a medium has always been – and still is – his constant companion.
Not surprisingly the sensitive artist extended his knowledge to become a film cutter and actor after high school.
The studies helped to shape his mind, sharpen his senses and raised his self-confidence. Eventually music entered his life. And it soon became very clear: this is his world.
He taught himself to play the piano and became self-employed at the age of 19 – this was the birth of the „Sommer Filmmusik“ company.
Being the youngest Swiss composer of film and orchestral music Raphael Sommer worked very hard so that his voice could be heard within the music industry. His distinctive style enabled him to gain exciting assignments to write scores for films, documentaries, promotional films and short films.
The genres Fantasy and The Medievals were his direction to begin with where Raphael Sommer could develop to his full potential in this to-date unused niche in the Swiss film music scene.
Ever since that Raphael Sommer could broaden his horizon by composing the soundtracks to the very successful Swiss cinematic documentary film „Schweizer Geist – Swiss Ghost“ (2013) by Severin Frei as well as the cult movie „Camino de Santiago“ by Jonas Frei which was shown in the cinemas in 2015.


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