CINDY, THE LONG TERM MOTEL GUEST is developed, written and played by Sophie Huber. Sophie is also composing, writing, and performing the music for her character, as well as some ambient music.
Before turning to composing film music, Sophie Huber studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles. Later in Berlin, she was involved in a number of multimedia /theater performances and toured with "Saints and Singing", an operetta directed by Robert Wilson. In 2001 she and four other women working in theater, music and film, formed the film collective Hangover Ltd*. With the support of Volks- buehne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, the collective has produced four films and one play up to now. The short film "Remake" won the first prize at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in 2005. Besides co-writing, co-directing and acting in, she wrote the music for all the Hangover Ltd.* Productions. Currently, Sophie lives and works as a film composer and performer in Los Angeles.
Critical Review_Sophie Huber
For old Expressionists of the Blaue Reiter Group of 1911, and for a new Expressionist like Sophie Huber, the aesthetic is, by definition, feeling (from the Greek, aisthetikos, "feeling"), and the expression of feeling is more than art's purpose; it is art's nature.
The dream of unmediated expression of feeling goes to the heart of the intentional roughness of Expressionist art and music. And it explains why Sophie Huber's sound is so deliberately "unproduced," since, for Expressionists, overt technical refinement is an obstacle to feeling, a barrier to the aesthetic.
Huber's sound is never the product of technological contrivance. She does not strive for a punchy mixdown. But her effects reveal that Expressionism remains an inspiration for new music; and that the more directly music communicates emotion, the more powerfully we feel it.
Drew Hammond, Writer/Art Critic, Hollywood 2004