Peter Albrechtsen

Sound designer, music supervisor and writer. Born 3/7 1976, Denmark. Educated in sound at the National Film School of Denmark, 2001.

Peter Albrechtsen grew up in a home with a piano, classical music and Beatles records. He played classical piano from childhood and in rock bands as a teenager.

Albrechtsen went to the European Film College in 1995-96, where he discovered his passion for film sound. At the college, he also met director Christina Rosendahl with whom he has worked together with ever since. His first feature length film was Rosendahl's documentary "Stargazer" (2002).

As a sound designer on numerous features, he has made notice with, among others, Simon Staho's "Day and Night" (2003), Kaspar Munk's "You & Me Forever" (2012), Fenar Ahmad's "Flow" (2014) and Bo Mikkelsen's "What We Become" (2016), for all of which he was nominated for a Robert Award for Best Sound. Furthermore, he's worked as a sound effect editor on large-scale features like Lars von Trier's "Antichrist" (2009) and Niels Arden Oplev's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2009).

In 2016, he received both a Robert Award and a Special Bodil Award and was rewarded by the Danish Arts Foundaton for his sound design on Christina Rosendahl's "The Idealist".

Albrechtsen has been equally active working on both Danish and international documentaries. Highlights include festival favorites like Lise Birk Pedersen's "Putin's Kiss" (2012), Lauren Greenfield's "The Queen of Versailles" (2012), Bill Morrison's "The Miners' Hymns" (2010), Katja Gauriloff's "Canned Dreams" (2011), David Alvarado and Jason Sussbergs "Bill Nye: Science Guy", which he mixed at George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch in Californien, and Michael Madsen's "The Visit", which was specially selected to IDFA in 2015 because of its soundtrack. In 2012, he received CPH:DOX' Sonic Dox Award for his work on Camilla Magid's "White Black Boy".

Throughout the years, Peter Albrechtsen has worked on several international productions. Among the most renowned are Juho Kuosmanen's Finnish "The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki," winner of Un Certain Regard in the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Ralitza Petrova's Bulgarian "Godless," winner of the Golden Leopard at the 2016 Locarno International Film Festival plus several other awards, and Pål Sletaune's "Babycall," winner of the Norwegian Amanda Award for Best Sound in 2012. In 2017, he contributed with supplementary sound effects to Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" and Joachim Trier's "Thelma".

In addition to his film production work, Peter Albrechtsen is a diligent and passionate communicator of his craft. He has taught at the National Film School of of Denmark, Sonic College in Haderslev and The Animation Workshop in Viborg and given talks about film sound at IDFA in Amsterdam, Doc House in London, South by Southwest in Texas and Ambulante in Colombia. He has worked as a music writer and critic, film sound columnist, radio host and sound designer on radio features and columnist.


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Film Year Function Category
Cutterhead 2018 DK/Feature
Bad Circumstances 2018 DK/Documentary
False Confessions 2018 DK/Documentary
Land of the Free 2017 Sound engineer DK/Documentary
Man Divided 2017 DK/Feature
Darkland 2017 DK/Feature
Dan Dream 2017 DK/Feature
Den anden side 2017 DK/Documentary
Handle with Care 2017 Feature
Violently in Love 2017 DK/Documentary
The Distant Barking of Dogs 2017 DK/Documentary
What We Become 2016 Sound engineer DK/Feature
The Model 2016 Sound design DK/Feature
Tutti a casa - Power to The People? 2016 Sound design DK/Documentary
Swinger 2016 DK/Feature
Vi er Jens Jensen 2016 TV documentary
Godless 2016 Feature
Vi er Kirsten Jensen 2016 Sound TV documentary
Mother's Wish 2015 Sound design Documentary
The Visit 2015 Sound DK/Documentary
The Idealist 2015 Sound design DK/Feature
Long Story Short 2015 Musical consultant DK/Feature
Future Road 2015 Sound design DK/Documentary
Mountain 2015 Sound design Feature
Looking for Exits: Conversations with a Wingsuit Artist 2015 DK/Documentary
Cool Cats 2015 DK/Documentary
The Sunfish 2014 Music supervisor DK/Feature
Flow 2014 Sound design DK/Feature
Danny's Doomsday 2014 Sound design DK/Feature
Baby 2014 Sound design DK/Short fiction
Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son 2014 Sound design DK/Documentary
Son 2014 Sound design DK/Short fiction
A Short Life 2014 Sound design DK/Short fiction
Brothers in Arms 2014 Music supervisor DK/Short fiction
Mobbet 2014 Sound DK/Documentary
Cathedrals of Culture: Halden Prison 2014 Sound design DK/Documentary
The Arms Drop 2014 Sound engineer DK/Documentary
Lovebirds 2014 Sound DK/Documentary
Borislav 2014 Sound design consultant DK/Short fiction
Out of Bounds 2014 Sound design consultant DK/Short fiction
Once Upon a Candle 2014 Sound design consultant DK/Short fiction
Unimagined Friends 2014 Sound design consultant DK/Short fiction
The Fencing Champion 2014 Sound design DK/Documentary
Tidsrejsen 2014 Sound design TV series
Blood Ties 2013 Sound engineer DK/Documentary
Where the Light gets in 2013 Sound design DK/Short fiction
Memoria 2013 Sound consultant DK/Short fiction
Under the Fold 2013 Sound design consultant DK/Short fiction
Out of the Ordinary 2013 Sound design consultant DK/Short fiction
Porcelain 2013 Sound design consultant DK/Short fiction
The Reward 2013 Sound design consultant DK/Short fiction
Last Dreams 2013 Sound design DK/Documentary
Dreaming of a Family 2013 B-sound designer DK/Documentary
Født til at kæmpe 2013 Sound engineer DK/Documentary
A Tribute to J.J. Abrams 2013 Dialogue editor DK/Short fiction
Teddy Bear 2012 Sound design DK/Feature
Shanne and Her Friends 2012 Sound design DK/Documentary
Putin's kiss 2012 Sound design DK/Documentary
The Queen of Versailles 2012 Sound design DK/Documentary
The Secret Society Of Fine Arts 2012 Sound design DK/Feature
You & Me Forever 2012 Sound design DK/Feature
Belinda Beautiful 2012 Sound design DK/Short fiction
The Record Breaker 2012 Sound consultant DK/Documentary
White Black Boy 2012 Sound design DK/Documentary
My love - the story about Poul & Mai 2012 Sound design DK/Documentary
I Am Fiction 2012 Sound design DK/Documentary
A Damn Year 2012 Sound engineer DK/Documentary
Shanne 2:5 - Seks uger uden Emma 2012 Sound design DK/Documentary
Shanne 1:5 - Alene i klassen 2012 Sound design DK/Documentary
Shanne 3:5 - En helt ny klasse 2012 Sound design DK/Documentary
Shanne 4:5 - Skænderier med Emma 2012 Sound design DK/Documentary
Shanne 5:5 - Nye og gamle venner 2012 Sound design DK/Documentary
The Ghost Of Piramida 2012 Sound DK/Documentary
Rogue Girls 2012 Sound mixer DK/Documentary
The Flap Crashers 2012 Sound design DK/Short fiction
The Detective 1:3 2012 Sound design DK/Documentary
The Detective 2:3 2012 Sound design DK/Documentary
The Detective 3:3 2012 Sound design DK/Documentary
Load 2012 Sound design consultant DK/Short fiction
Ride of Passage 2012 Sound design consultant DK/Short fiction
Væsen 2012 Sound design consultant DK/Short fiction
Space Stallions 2012 Sound design consultant DK/Short fiction
Wing 2012 Sound design consultant DK/Short fiction
Rosa Morena 2011 Additional sound design DK/Feature
Juan 2011 Sound effect editor DK/Feature
The Kid and the Clown 2011 Sound design DK/Documentary
Dyret 2011 Mixer DK/Short fiction
Bedtime stories from the axis of evil 2011 Sound engineer DK/Documentary
The house inside her 2011 Sound engineer DK/Short fiction
Turning 2011 Sound mixer DK/Documentary
Canned Dreams 2011 Sound design DK/Documentary
Last Fall 2011 Sound design consultant DK/Short fiction
Salma 2011 Sound design consultant DK/Short fiction
Captain Awesome 2011 Sound design consultant DK/Short fiction
The Saga of Biôrn 2011 Sound design consultant DK/Short fiction
The Backwater Gospel 2011 Sound design consultant DK/Short fiction
Nothing's all bad 2010 Sound mixer DK/Feature
Everything Will Be Fine 2010 Sound mixer DK/Feature
Tank City 2010 Sound DK/Documentary
Into eternity 2010 Sound consultant DK/Documentary
I Lie Awake 2010 Sound DK/Short fiction
My good enemy 2010 Sound designer DK/Feature
Football is God 2010 Sound DK/Documentary
The wounded 2010 Sound engineer DK/Documentary
We are all Africans 2010 Sound DK/Documentary
Mallorca 2009 Sound DK/Short fiction
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2009 Sound effect editor Feature
Antichrist 2009 Sound effect editor DK/Feature
Below 2009 Sound DK/Short fiction
Aqualorius 2009 Sound mixer DK/Short fiction
Storm 2009 B-sound designer: post-production DK/Feature
Næste gang bliver vi fugle 2009 Sound DK/Documentary
Dreams in Copenhagen 2009 Sound DK/Documentary
Park Road 2009 Music supervisor TV series
Show Dream 2009 Sound DK/Experimental
Go with peace Jamil 2008 Consultant DK/Feature
Crybaby 2008 Sound DK/Short fiction
The candidate 2008 Sound editor DK/Feature
Slaves 2008 Sound Documentary
69 2008 Sound DK/Documentary
Cathrine 2008 Sound mixer DK/Short fiction
Duften af Beirut 2007 Sound DK/Documentary
Ledsaget udgang 2007 B-sound designer DK/Feature
Anja & Viktor - Flaming love 2007 Sound mixer DK/Feature
Room 205 2007 Sound DK/Feature
Young man falling 2007 Sound effects DK/Short fiction
The early years - Erik Nietzsche part 1 2007 B-sound designer DK/Feature
Danni 2007 Sound TV series
Offscreen 2006 B-sound designer DK/Feature
Triple dare 2006 Sound engineer DK/Feature
Krummerne - så er det jul igen 2006 B-sound designer: post-production DK/Feature
Shadow of a Doubt 2006 Sound consultant DK/Short fiction
Accused 2005 B-sound designer: post-production DK/Feature
Veninder 2005 Sound mixer DK/Feature
Allegro 2005 Sound effect editor DK/Feature
Bang bang orangutang 2005 Sound mixer DK/Feature
To Damascus - a film on interpretation 2005 Music DK/Documentary
Julie 2005 Music TV series
Lauge's Cat 2004 Sound DK/Short fiction
110 % suburbia 2004 Sound engineer DK/Documentary
Lost generation 2004 B-sound designer DK/Feature
Purpose Of Visit 2004 Sound DK/Short fiction
Now 2003 Sound design DK/Short fiction
The Fighter 2003 B-sound engineer: post-production DK/Short fiction
Regel nr. 1 2003 Music supervisor DK/Feature
Day and Night 2003 Sound design DK/Feature
Zakka West 2003 Foley artist DK/Feature
Stargazer 2002 Sound DK/Documentary
Anxiety 2001 Boom operator DK/Short fiction
Postkort fra Mars 2001 Sound DK/Short fiction
In between 2001 Sound DK/Short fiction
Drawings 2000 Sound DK/Short fiction
State Of Bliss 2000 Sound DK/Short fiction
Fat Moon Rising 2000 Sound DK/Short fiction
Epilog 1998 Sound DK/Short fiction
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