Original music for theater piece “Aurora” HAU Hebbel am Ufer, 2019

Konzept, Regie & Video Adrian Figueroa Texte Tunçay Kulaoğlu, Adrian Figueroa Bühne Irina Schicketanz Choreografie Kadir “Amigo” Memiş Original- & Livemusik Miguel Toro Kostüm Malena Modéer Licht Eva G. Alonso Dramaturgie Tunçay Kulaoğlu Mit Erol Afşin, Elmira Bahrami, Aérea Negrot, Kilian Ponert, Laina Schwarz

Original music and soundesign for shortfilm “Dear Osman”

18th ACHTUNG BERLIN- New Berlin Film Award
(Official Selection, Germany)


Osman Kavala, a leading figure in Turkey’s civil society, has been in custody in the largest high-security prison in Europe in Silivri since November 1, 2017. Prosecutors accused Kavala of organizing the “Gezi protests” in Istanbul. A verdict was only delivered on the 18 February 2020, when he was acquitted. But on the same day, the chief prosecutor of Istanbul demanded the continued detention in which he was accused of an involvement in the attempted coup d’état in 2016. If convicted, Osman Kavala faces life imprisonment without parole.
“Dear Osman” draws on private letters sent to Silivri Prison by friends and family of Osman Kavala. By separating voice and image the film intends to create an echo chamber that allows audiences to listen more carefully to the letters, while at the same time place the words in context to a civil society. The dynamic between the motion of the camera, the empty flat, paired with the voices reading out the letters aims to highlight the absurd nature of Kavalas imprisonment, while at the same time draw attention to other relatives of political prisoners, who are desperately waiting for their loved ones to come home.

Director Adrian Figueroa Producer Çiğdem Mater Director of Photography Ersin Gök Art Director Ceyda Yüceer Narrator Nihal Koldaş, Mustafa Avkıran, Murat Utku, Çiğdem Mater Editor Philipp Figueroa Visual Effects Claud Jehu Music & Sound Design Miguel Toro

Music for the shortfilm “Proll”

German Short Film Prize 2021
„Golden Lola for Best Feature Film, 10 minutes to 30 minutes running time“

Murat, Juri and Cornelia are among the so-called “working poor” – as click workers, in a cardboard factory and as freelance parcel deliverers, they are only linked by their low wages. Each one fights on his or her own.

Director ADRIAN FIGUEROA Writer MAIKE WETZEL Producer FLORIAN SCHEWE Camera JAKOB REINHARDT Editor ADRIAN FIGUEROA Production Design ANAHI PEREZ & KATHERINE HALBACH Dramaturgy FELIZITAS STILLEKE
Cast ROMAN KANONIK, EROL AFSIN, KARA SCHRÖDER, GABI HERZ, VOLKAN TÜRELI, RANA FARAHANI, SASCHA GÖPEL

67th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
(Official Selection, German Competition, Germany)
*Winner of the German Competition

17th ACHTUNG BERLIN- New Berlin Film Award
(Official Selection, Germany)
*Special mention

Cannes Court Metrage, Short Film Corner/ Market Catalogue 2021

43. Biberacher Filmfestspiele (Official Selection, Germany)

34. Filmfest Dresden, Nationaler Wettbewerb, Dresden (Official Selection, Germany)

ARTE Kurzschluss (TV Premiere)
Erstausstrahlung: 28.05.22

15. Filmzeit, das Allgäuer Autorenfilmfestival

Prädikat Besonders Wertvoll“ (Deutsche Filmbewertung FBW)

German Camera Award 2022
*Award for Best Camera Short Film (Jakob Reinhardt)

German Short Film Prize 2021
„Golden Lola for Best Feature Film, 10 minutes to 30 minutes running time“

Music and Soundesign for short film “Letters from Silivri.

Letters from Silivri **** Trailer from Adrian Figueroa on Vimeo.

Osman Kavala, a leading figure in Turkey’s civil society, has been in custody in the largest high-security prison in Europe in Silivri since November 1, 2017. Prosecutors accused Kavala of organizing the “Gezi protests” in Istanbul. A verdict was only delivered on the 18 February 2020, when he was acquitted. But on the same day, the chief prosecutor of Istanbul demanded the continued detention in which he was accused of an involvement in the attempted coup d’état in 2016. If convicted, Osman Kavala faces life imprisonment without parole.

“Letters from Silivri” draws on letters of Osman Kavala to document a timeline of his imprisonment. By separating voice and image the film intends intends to create an echo chamber that allows audiences to listen more carefully to Kavalas letters, while at the same time place his words in context to a civil society.

A Film by Adrian Figueroa

Director: Adrian Figueroa
Producer: Çiğdem Mater
Director of Photography Meryem Yavuz
Narrator Mustafa Avkıran
Concept Tunçay Kulaoğlu

VFX Artist Claud Jehu
Music & Sound Design Miguel Toro
Choreography Kadir „Amigo“ Memiş
Assistant Director Damla Kırkalı
Art Director Ceyda Yüceer
Assistant Producer Okan Avcı
Colour Grader Philipp Figueroa

1st AC Murat Kullukçuoğlu
2nd AC Süleyman Kul
DIT Egemen Koçol
Grip Hasan Baş
Set Photography Graziela Diez

New album. Royal Dust – The State of this Monster

For an album that was born out of music composed for a theatre piece where the actors where blind in real life, “The State of this Monster” delivers an eclectic yet thoughtful mix of jazz, electronica, glitch and post rock that one can only patiently wait until the last song ends to play it again from the beginning.
Miguel Toro’s vast sound palette has matured since the first Royal Dust “Royal Dust” album back in 2013. One can hear the sculpting of layers as if they where chapters of a storybook with each story being read by a different person.

credits

released July 5, 2022

Musicians:
Dirk Steglich – Bass Clarinet
Miko Krebs – Bass Clarinet
Yein Song – Piano
Leonhard Endruweit- Contrabass
Alejandro Berti – Trumpet
Miguel Toro – Drums, Synth
Recorded by Dirk Homann at Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden and by Miguel Toro in Faer Studios Berlin assisted by Argenis Brito.
All tracks mixed by Miguel Toro in AIRE Studios in Berlin.
Mastered by Mike Grinser at Man Made Mastering.
All songs written and produced by Miguel Toro except
“Born, never asked” written by Laurie Anderson, produced by Miguel Toro.
Design by Dedo Ciego

“While I was digging for fossils in my mind, I found gold”

Original music for Loterias y Apuestas del Estado.

The Contrapunto BBDO agency commissioned us a series of animated to announce their sponsorships for culture, society and sports.

LOTERIAS Y APUESTAS DEL ESTADO: PATROCINIOS | Tv Campaign from Dedo Ciego on Vimeo.

CREDITS
direction DEDO CIEGO
client LOTERIAS
agency CONTRAPUNTO BBDO
creative direction DEDO CIEGO
production company BLACKBOX
executive producer SERGI RODA

collage DEDO CIEGO
animation, compositing DEDO CIEGO
music, foley MIGUEL TORO

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