Episode 09 – Interview with Jurgen Beck
Music, Missions, and Movies. Jurgen Beck shares how a transformation in his life brought about a journey across the world and back again where God shaped him and worked through him.
Award-winning composer Jurgen Beck was born in Germany in 1962 and began his musical journey early in his life. His passion and interest in music was directed toward training on the trumpet (Fluegelhorn), while at the same time picking up other instruments such as guitar, piano, and bass. His passion for harmonic structure stems from his early years of musical training and playing in a brass choir in Germany.
Growing up in a country that has provided some of the most renowned composers in history, his love for music found further expression when he started writing all songs and lyrics for his band that went on to garner a growing following and essentially resulted in a recording contract and concert tours.
Having received a full scholarship, he moved to the USA in 1987 to continue his music studies at a Christian college in Dallas, Texas. It was during that time that he began producing music for independent artists, allowing him to refine his skills not only as a composer, but all aspects of music arrangement, recording, mixing, and mastering audio.
His love for film music essentially resulted in a natural transition from writing and producing music to writing for film. Recognizing the unique aspects of composing for film, he studied with renowned composer Leon Willett, who has been instrumental in furthering his understanding of harmony and musical structure. He also studied writing for orchestral instruments with Stephen Hill.
Jurgen is a creative composer who loves to explore the multi-faceted aspects of music and how it affects the listener. This gives him a unique ability adding music to picture that engages the viewer’s emotive abilities to absorb the story. Whether it is composing for feature films, documentaries, commercials, or digital media, his passion is to bring whatever medium he writes for to life by adding a unique blend of electronic and orchestral elements.
Jurgen, his wife Shawn, their daughter Arianna, and their two dogs, Gracie and Molly, reside in northern Texas.
Learn more about Jurgen Beck:Website: http://jurgenbeck.com Twitter: @jurgenbeck Facebook: facebook.com/jurgenbeckmusic YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/jurgenbeck Vimeo: vimeo.com/channels/150083 IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm3616384