unique music telling your story
Music is about telling a story with sound. Every story, whether it's a commercial or 10 episode TV series needs it's own world of sound. That's why I've sampled typewriters, telephone sounds and sinister laughs in De Kuthoer. A film about a columnist who's being threatened on social media and seeks revenge. I've used kitchenware as percussion in Soof, where the main character is a cook. I love themes and melodies. Stories should be memorable, music should be memorable. I love development of music within the story. Stories develop, characters develop, music should develop too.
I'm Jeffrey van Rossum, a film composer based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. My main instrument is the piano. I love writing with acoustical instruments, whether it's a solo guitar or full orchestra; in my opinion acoustical instruments evoke deep emotions. The work I do is mostly created "in the box", or with the computer. Although whenever possible (even on small budgets) I try to bring in musicians to make the music come to live.
2020 Composer De Kuthoer (Film)
2019 3rd Place FMF Young Talent Award
2017-2018 Composer Soof (TV series)
2016 Winner of the Transatlantyk Film Music Competition
2010 Graduated as a Master of Arts
2008 Internship at Jeff Rona in LA
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