Walter Werzowa

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Walter Werzowa (born December 15, 1960) is an Austrian composer, producer and owner of LA-based music production studio Musikvergnuegen. He is most famous for composing the "Intel bong" jingle[1] and the '80s hit "Bring Me Edelweiss" as part of the band Edelweiss.

Biography[edit]

Walter Werzowa was born in Vienna, Austria, where he studied classical guitar and electronic music at Vienna Musik Hochschule. His collaboration with Otto M. Zykan opened doors for contemporary classical music.[2] Walter moved to the United States of America after Edelweiss disbanded, at which point, he studied film music at the University of Southern California. Werzowa has been featured in various literature and referred to as "the guru of audio branding."[3] He and his wife Evelyne currently reside in Los Angeles with their three children Camille, Julien, and Lucca.

Career[edit]

Werzowa is well known for having composed and produced the Intel "Bong," which is allegedly broadcast somewhere in the world once every five minutes.[4] Since its conception in 1994, he has re-arranged it to keep it current.

Besides audio branding, Werzowa also composes music for feature films. Most recently, he worked on 8: Person to Person, which was directed by Wim Wenders. Previously, Werzowa has scored the main themes to Eraser (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger),Taking Lives (starring Angelina Jolie), Yippee and The Devil and Daniel Johnston, which received a Sundance Film Festival award.

Werzowa also composed the Nova theme.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/1999/oct/20/business/fi-24321
  2. ^ http://austrianconsulate-la.com/newsletter/issue14/interior.php?article=181
  3. ^ http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090514.wpersuasion15/BNStory/robMarketing/
  4. ^ Music Thing: TINY MUSIC MAKERS: Pt 1: The 'Intel Inside' chimes

External links[edit]

  • Official IMDB Page [1]