unique music telling your story
First and foremost film music should enhance the storytelling and serve the picture. Besides this, it's always fun and exciting to create a unique world of sound for every project I do. Music is about telling a story with sound. I believe good film music should be serviceable, simple, understandable and memorable all at the same time.
Jeffrey van Rossum is a Dutch film composer born in 1984 and based in Utrecht. 2010 Marked the year of graduating with honors at the Utrecht School of Arts, studying ‘Composition in Context’. During his study he had the chance to be an intern at the studio of Hollywood composer Jeff Rona.
After graduating Jeffrey entered several film music competitions in Poland. Winning the Transatlantyk Young Talent Award in 2016 and winning the 3rd prize at the much acclaimed FMF in 2019. Confirming his talent for scoring to picture.
Over the years he worked on 2 seasons of the TV series Soof, hitting around 1 million views per episode. The Columnist (De Kuthoer) was a relatively small TV film in The Netherlands but made a big impression worldwide. 2021 was the Covid year Jeffrey worked with Oscar nominated director Hany Abu-Assad. After a pleasant collaboration he delivered a minimal score to Hany’s film Huda’s Salon. At the end of 2022 the comedy film De Tatta’s was released. It was a huge success in cinemas, hitting 400.000 viewers within 3 weeks.
Jeffrey has a big love for various musical styles like pop, jazz, classical and film music. The wide range of influences can be heard throughout his work. There’s always the big love for the orchestra, but he likes to work with smaller ensembles and other (rare) acoustical instruments as well. Sometimes mixing these acoustical elements with samples and electronic sounds. Finding the right blend of sounds and instruments is the starting point for every score.