Maxi Menot macht seit ihrer frühen Kindheit Musik. Sie spielt klassische Klarinette im Jugendsinfonieorchester und hat eine eigene Indie- Pop- Band. Bereits während ihrer Studienzeit an der Musikhochschule in Frankfurt a.M., als auch während ihres Masters an der Popakademie beginnt sie gezielt, Musik für Theater und Film zu entwickeln. Sie schreibt für großes Orchester Stummfilmmusik und arbeitet im Tonstudio der Hochschule. Geschickt verbindet sie Elemente der Popmusik mit Neo-Klassik und entwickelt ihren eigenen Sound. Fortan erhält sie Aufträge für Theatermusik am Staatstheater Saarbrücken und Braunschweig, arbeitet für namenhafte Verlage wie Sonoton, Universal Production Music, Warner Production Music und Sonoton und assistiert als Score- Composer und Supervisor bei Kinofilmen und dem Saarbrücker Tatort.

Maxi lebt und arbeitet in Berlin.



Maxi Menot, music composer and producer was born in Leipzig. During her childhood she started playing clarinet at the youth orchestra and writing songs for her own Indie- Pop- Band. Besides her classical studies at the conservatory of music at Frankfurt a.M. she composed scores for symphony orchestra and worked as recording engineer at the in-house sound studios.

She received several scholarships, such as „Live music now“ from the Yehudi- Menuhin Organization or the Sound- Engineering- Scholarship of London. After having successfully concluded her diploma degree in classical music in Frankfurt and a master degree at the Popakademie in Mannheim, she did internships in recording studios in Munich (Clangstudios), Stuttgart (Klangerfinder) and Berlin (Infrarohd Music).

2015 she released her first Production Music album “Minimal Piano” with UBM Media. In autumn 2017 she released her next album “Peaceful piano” with Universal under the artist name Limmer & Schulze. Together with a colleague she is producing music for the publisher Sonoton, among other things. In 2017 she released her latest instrumental album “Rural Landscapes” with the Publisher Klanglobby. In spring 2018 she will release her latest Indie Pop album Handcrafted Pop together with Moritz Limmer at Universal Production Music.

Besides working with publishers, she creates music for theater (for stage director Klaus Gehre at Staatstheater Saarbrücken and Staatstheater Braunschweig) and music for film. In 2016 she worked as score- assistant for Michael Beckman, CEO of Cinesong and took part in the fields of supervising and scoring with the movie “Mein Blind Date mit dem Leben” and Tatort “Väter und Söhne”.

In 2017 Maxi scored several short films, such as “Unexpected monsters”, “Elephant juice” and “Angst”. They will be on festivals in 2018.

Maxi is a scholar from the V.U.T.- programm Woman in music industry.


Credits Felix Limmer Photography

Studium/ Stipendien

2017

2008-2013

2012 – 2013

2013

2012

2009

2005 – 2012

Stipendiatin des V.U.T. Programms "Woman in music industry"

Stipendium von Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Frankfurt am Main e.V.

Masterstudium „Producing/Composing“ an der Popakademie Baden- Württemberg

Stipendium für Studium am Berklee College of Music, USA

Sound- Engineering- Stipendium in London "The recording workshop"

PROMOS Stipendium des DAAD für ein Auslandsstudium an der ESMUC Barcelona, Spanien

Studium „Künstlerische Ausbildung/ Orchestermusik“ mit Hauptfach Klarinette und Diplom „Sehr gut“ und Empfehlung zum Konzertexamen an der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main




Writing/ Mixing Studio

Production Software

Logic 9 und X

Native Instruments Ultimate

Apple Mac Pro 15" 2012 SSD

Spitfire Albion, Felt Piano, Sacconi Quartett

Output, Nexus

Monitoring

Yamaha MSP-7

Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT770

Mixer & Converter

Universal Audio Apollo Twin incl UA 610, Studer A800, Precision, UA 1176, teletronix,  Pultec, RealVerb

MICROPHONES

Brauner Phantom AE

Octava MK 102-1 Stereo, Kugel und Niere

Mobile Recorder: ZOOM H4n

INSTRUMENTS

Klavier Rich. Gomm

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49

E- Piano GM

A- Bb Klarinette Schwenk&Seggelke

Acoustic Gitarre Cort

E- Git Rockwood LX90

Bass harley Benton


maxi.menot.music@gmail.com

Photo Artwork by Franziska Schulze