Born in Germany, Edgar Rothermich studied music and sound engineering at the prestigious Tonmeister program at the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU) and the University of Arts (UdK) in Berlin where he graduated with a Master's Degree summa cum laude. For five years he was also teaching audio production courses at the University.
Edgar Rothermich worked as a composer and music producer in Berlin, and moved to Los Angeles in 1991 where he continued his work on numerous projects in the music and film industry ("The Celestine Prophecy", "Outer Limits", "Babylon 5", “Big Brother”, Amazing Race”, "Big Money Rustlas”, “Universal Soldier”, “Hooligans” ”What the Bleep Do We Know").
For over 20 years, Edgar has had a successful musical partnership with electronic music pioneer and founding Tangerine Dream member Christopher Franke, recording and producing all his film scores and solo albums during that time with co-composer credits on some of the projects.
Since 2010, Edgar Rothermich has released four of his own CDs for solo piano and various electronica styles. He also re-recorded soundtracks for BXS Records and Perseverance Records. For example, Silent Hill (video game) or the official Blade Runner Soundtrack, which achieved critical acclaim from critics and fans alike ("Best of 2012 Classic Film Scores" by Film Music Society).
In addition to 100s of scores for film and television, Edgar Rothermich composed ballet music for various dance companies and in 2012, was commissioned the “Mömlinger Messe” a 25 minutes mass for organ, choir, and four vocalists.
As an educator, Edgar Rothermich is writing technical manuals with a unique style, focusing on rich graphics and diagrams to explain concepts and functionality of software applications under his popular GEM series (Graphically Enhanced Manuals). His best-selling titles are available as printed books on Amazon, as interactive multi-touch eBooks on the iBooks Store, and as pdf downloads from his website.
In the same graphically enhanced style, Edgar Rothermich is writing in-depth tutorials for the Logic Pro Expert website and Pro Tools Expert website, the number one independent Pro Tools user site in the world with over 5 million visits per year
Since 2017, Edgar Rothermich is Adjunct Professor at the Fullerton College Fine Arts Department, teaching Electronic Music, Audio Production, Pro Tools, and Logic Pro X.
Affiliation: Audio Engineering Society (AES) - Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) - GEMA/ASCAP