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Hans Michael Anselmo Hess




Hans Michael Anselmo Hess is an award-winning Brazilian born British film composer based in Leeds-UK. Hans became a musician because he has always loved the magical power of communication that music is capable of. 

But it was the communication between music and moving image that added for him a very special excitement and power. In 2006, Hans moved to England to study his postgraduate degrees at the University of Bristol where he earned a master’s degree in composition of music for film and television, and in 2014 he completed his PhD in Film Musicology about the use of samba in Brazilian films.

Since 2014, Hans has been commissioned to work as a film composer for feature films, short films and in production music albums. Hans current film score projects are: feature film Sustain (2019); feature film You Are My Sunshine (2020);  feature film Dilemma (2020); short film Snarl (2019) and TV series Theosight (2019/20).

As a film composer, Hans loves creating a music narrative that blends beautifully not only with the images, but that can also communicate something about the characters, about the story, about a culture, or about a world real or fantasised. 


Besides his busy activity in the industry, Hans also works as a senior lecturer in film music composition at Leeds College of Music.