Composer for Film, TV & Games
Whether you watch a

commercial, tv show, film, documentary or game. Music

plays an important role in how you perceive video. I will compose the music that suits your needs and customize it until you're fully satisfied. Music & video is pure synergy, so why not create something together?
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Music, TV & Film Composer Jeffrey van Rossum

I'm a composer for tv, film and game based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Since 2007 I've composed a lot of music for films, documentaries, animations, games and music libraries. In 2010 I graduated with a Bachelor and Master of Arts degree at the Utrecht School of Arts. During my school period I had the oppertunity to be an intern in the studio of Hollywood composer Jeff Rona.

For me it's very important to get across the message of your video, without distracting the audience from the images. Where to put music, and where to be silent is an important aspect of the craftmanship of a composer. Making a film or game is a collaborative process, so getting feedback from you and make things better is part of my job. Everything to support the video the best way as possible, the way you want it, while remaining my own artistic vision and identity.

I love music with simple but great melodies that stick in your mind. Who doesn't remember the theme from "Indiana Jones", the short melody from the McDonalds commercials ("padapapapaw, I'm Lovin' It") or the themes from tv series like "The Simpsons". They get associated with the video inmediately. That recognisable melody adds character and personality to a project. It's something I always try to do, while getting across a feeling, emotion or atmosphere that cannot be seen on screen.

Why work with me?

+ able to work fast (1 minute/day for a fast full orchestral piece, 3 minutes/day for a slow piano piece)

+ fast and good communication with the customer. Almost always online and a fast internet connection to deliver files with WeTransfer or Dropbox. Communication is possible by telephone, e-mail and Skype.

+ for games there's the possibility to deliver adaptive music. I work with Earquake for game audio. We can deliver both sound and music which is directly implementable in your game!

+ big network of musicians, sound designers, producers, engineers and other composers to collaborate with. Even high quality orchestras in Budapest are an option if your budget allows it!

Awards Role
Transatlantyk Film Music Competition Composer Finalist + Honorable Mention (2013)
Soundtrack Cologne 8.0 Composer Finalist for the European Talent Award (2011)
Commercials    
Weleda (2013) Composer Commissioned by Musicmusic
Smartphone 360 KPN (2013) Composer Directed by Ivo van Aart
Feature Films    
Night Eyes (2014) Co-composer Thriller/Drama by David Cocheret
Quantum Zeno (2012) Composer Drama/sci fi film by Ivo van Aart
Short Films  
Sisterhood of Somnia (2014) Composer Fashion film by AMFI
Rooms (2013) Composer Comedy by Chris Yarwood
Doused in Violet (2013) Composer Drama film by Carl Yates
Epoch (2013) Composer Drama film by Mat Thompson
Starters (2013) Composer Drama film by Simon Hill
April (2013) Composer Drama film by Carl Yates
Depression & Loneliness (2012) Composer Experimental film by Janna Rean
Hatred & Betrayal (2012) Composer Experimental film by Janna Rean
One Rusty Horseshoe (2012) Composer Film by Carl Yates
Movement that Speaks (2012) Composer Film by Jamie Sergeant
After the Tone (2011) Composer Drama film by Simon Hill
Labyrinth (2011) Composer Film by Mat Thompson
Dutch Film Festival (2010) Composer Live music with silent film
The Krock Walk (2009) Composer Comedy by Krocky Meshkin
Li Wei's Audition (2008) Composer Drama film by Sheng Yong Cheng
Toeval (2008) Composer Flm by Sander Nap
Things Last (2007) Composer Sci fi film by Constant van Hoeven
Animations  
Death by Harp (2012) Composer Animated by Roeland Veraart
Scarpe d’Amore (2012) Composer Animation directed by Jen Cram
Paperbag parachute (2011) Composer Animated by Lois van Baarle
Roggenmuhme (2010) Composer Animated by Julius Dettmer
P.C.D. (2010) Composer Animated by Roeland Veraart
Guitar Bag (2009) Composer Animated by Muyu Lin
On the Run (2007) Composer Animated by Richard Oud
Television  
Zes Dates (2013) Composer Directed by Ivo van Aart for VPRO tv
Persons Unknown (2008) Assistant Assisting Jeff Rona
Trauma NL underscore (2008) Composer Dutch reality show (commissioned by Cosmic Orchestra)
SlingerTV (2008) Composer Pilots for internet TV
Documentaries  
The Storykeeper (2012) Composer Documentary by Rogier van Beeck Calkoen
Amid Concrete & Clay (2012) Composer Documentary by Beth Miljard
On the Wings of Dreams (2011) Composer Documentary by DL-pictures
How Captain Longhair Saved the World (2011) Composer Documentary by Maarten Kal
Samen, niet alleen (2010) Composer Documentary by Eef Hilgers
American Renegade (2009) Assistant Assisting Jeff Rona
Games  
Chime - PC (upcoming) Composer Max Benjamin
The Color Gray - iPad (2013) Composer DeNa
God of War III - Playstation 3 (2008) Assistant Assisting Jeff Rona
Other  
NHL Hogeschool moodfilm (2013) Composer Video by Motiontales
TEDx Maastricht Leader (2013) Composer TEDx leader by Hout Video
Quirkology (2013) Composer British comedy series by Dan Quirke
What About Wilma (2013) Composer Promo for an indiegogo project
Final Cue (2013) Composer Library music composer
Corporate video (2013) Composer On/Off media
MusicDirector (2012-now) Composer Library music composer
Volkskrant test (2011) Composer News paper contest (commissioned by TROI)
Gallery Loop (2011) Composer Loopable video by Roeland Veraart for a museum
7 Days of Inspiration (2011) Composer Theme song for a nation wide festival (NL)
APM Award Show (2010) Composer Award show music (commissioned by TROI)
Schott (2008) Composer Play along cd for children (commissioned by Cosmic Orchestra)