De Bonk

Music score to the event “De Bonk”
An award show by “Communicatie Club Bourgondië (CCB)“.

Show dates: 28 March 2019 at the Klasse Theater in Tilburg.

The Idea of the word “Bonk” in the Netherlands means a “Hit”. That was what the music should be, a hit, but elegant and proud. The orchestra used in this composition is a larger than life string session (344!) and a big brass section. All to enhance the absurd images. On top of that a real life soprano voice to sing the most inelegant word: BONK! That was the biggest mission, to incorporate that into the music.

Getuige

Music Score to the film “Getuige” (Witness).
A movie by Toon Donders.

Nominated at the Eindhoven Film Festival 2018

10 augustus 2018 in Theater het Klavier
1 december 2018 at het Eindhovens Filmfestival
This movie is not yet available online.

Soundtracks “Confrontation” and “Death is not the End”:
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Music for a short movie. The movie is about the fear of death. I chose to write everything around a short rhythmic pattern based on Morse code, the Morse code spells fear. From that point I started collecting sounds that made people afraid. (Lions, thunder, howling wolves etc…..) And made that into one signature sound. Together with the Morse and the “Sound” I wrote a theme. Everything combined made the soundtrack of the movie. 

 

 

NAC: Alles en Niets

Music Score to the documentary “NAC: Alles en Niets”.
A documentary by Fox Sports.

The broadcast date: 22 November 2018, primetime (20:30), at the FOX Sports NL channel.
Watch it at Fox Sports (Only available for Fox Sports subsribers)

Soundtracks “Enter the Arena, Pt. 2” and “The March”:
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De Illusie die Perfectie Heet

Music Score to the documentary “De Illusie die Perfectie Heet”.
A movie by Charlotte van Buuren.

Broadcasted as a two-piece documentary by LINDA.Meiden:
Schokkende waarheid achter de modellenwereld
Het was echt oorlog in mijn hoofd

Soundtrack “De Illusie die Perfectie Heet”:
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This is a musicsuite I wrote for a documentary that is about a model. She is forced to cut off her work as a model because she has developed an eating disorder. The movie is all about mourning. As psychologie says mourning has a certain curve. It is a “V” curve. In music you could interpret this V on all kinds of levels, from a very small cue to a very big one. But also, Loud > Soft > Loud, Theme1 > Bridge > Theme2, and many more. I made an idea based on theme 1 and theme 2 with a bridge. With depression (de very deep point in the “V” curve) everything is mostly black. It is as if the world is as far away as it could be. People overcoming depression are sensing that the world is drawing near again, they are finding a connection again. I wanted this movement to be in the music as well, not just a transition from one theme to another, but 3 dimensional. There are individual instruments in the music (Piano as the main character and Oboe Flute Horn) and there is the string section. The strings are the outside world. Whenever she moves away from the world the strings move away, whenever she is coming closer towards reality the strings come closer. This could be applied throughout the whole movie from very small cues to the overall picture. This is a suite that shows everything I put in the movie. 

Ploegendienst

Music Score to the aftermovie of the popular “Ploegendienst” festival in Breda

Soundtrack “Ploegendienst”:
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This is an after movie for a techno festival in Holland. The owner wanted something different then one of the techno tracks everybody heard there. He wanted to show that a festival like this is about the people attending it not just how big it was and just filling the picture with drone shots. 

Darklands of Adoption

Uncommisioned

This is the most personal piece of music I’ve ever made. It is my story about being adopties, in music and without words! Why? Because I’m not that good with words. And with this subject, finding words is even harder. The pain, sadness and insecurity and the feeling of loss is indescribable, but this album comes close.

It is the first part of my life, in music. As you listen through it you will notice not everything is dark, most of it is ;). I already said I’m not good with words, so please take a seat and listen through the whole piece, close your eyes and take a moment to enter my world…

Ow…. don’t get me wrong, I love my life right now! It’s not all dark anymore and I’m glad about that!

Avondje NAC: een liefdesverklaring

Music Score to the documentary “Avondje NAC: een liefdesverklaring”.
A documentary by Fox Sports.

Nominated by Fox Sports: best documentary 2018, Nominated for the Communication Award Brabant (De Bonk) 2018

The broadcast date: 11 mei 2018, primetime (20:30), at the FOX Sports NL channel.
Watch it at Fox Sports (Only available for Fox Sports subsribers)

Soundtrack “Avondje NAC een liefdesverklaring”:
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This is music I wrote for a dutch documentary made for FOX Sports. (There is more music in the documentary but we always take a selection of the cues we like the most and throw them online). It’s about a soccer club that mostly loses in Holland ;). This is about their supporters who support them through thick and thin. Those evenings with the club are obviously not about good football but about hanging out with friends and drinking beer. The challenge was to make the Documentary elegant and show the equality of the supporters during this evenings with the club. (Jobs and titles disappear doesn’t matter if your a lawyer or a plumber)