Johan Van Der Voet

Johan Van Der Voet

Biography Johan van der Voet at Soundgram Post
Music Composer, Musician, Sound Designer and Sound Mixer

Utrecht, Netherlands

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About Johan

One of the upcoming talents in film music today, best film score-nominated composer Johan van der Voet has scored a string of features and short films in several genres, all with strong and emotional original music. The spine-tingling Horror film "Trapped" (a.k.a. Kristen) showcases the composer's talent for strong melodies; the hybrid synth-orchestral score of "Clocking Paper" displays his versatility; the intimate under-the-skinn sounds of "The Interrogation" (a.k.a. Het Verhoor) showcase his attention to detail; from the solo piano themes of acclaimed documentary "Wognum" and "A Far Away Future" to the full orchestral adventure themes of "De Club van 5" are all evidence of his understanding of the language of cinema.

Born in Leiden, The Netherlands (birthplace of Rembrand van Rijn), Johan graduated from the Utrecht school of the arts with a BA in music composition, worked in music shops and managed several artists before moving to London at age 35. At the time, van der Voet was trying to break in to the industry and so started his post production company Soundgram Post. "I fell in love with the film scores by James Horner, Micheal Kamen and Carter Burwell long before I realized that I could be a film composer too", said van der Voet. In London he would discover what it really takes to pursuits a career in music and started to connect with the industry. The first music that he wrote for a full-length film would be "Clocking Paper" by then unknown filmmaker Kor Adana, who would later co-produce "Mr. Robot". It became a small release, but giving Johan an early taste for Hollywood. Within a few years, his abilities thrust him to the attention of many more directors, including Frank Dorren. Johan's talent was recognized with 'best score' nominations from several film festivals, collecting society 'Buma/Stemra' and won the Pathé Tuschinski Award for best film (Documentary). Though van der Voet had built a solid reputation scoring drama, shorts and documentaries, Director Mark Weistra recognized that the composer's talent transcended genre. Weistra entrusted van der Voet to score Dutch Features Global Entertainment dramatic horror, "Kristen". The film received critical-acclaim and Weistra requested the composer for his follow-up film, the Bart Klever thriller, "The Interrogation". Van der Voet proved that he could not be pigeonholed by genre. When not working, Johan spends his time collecting paintings or playing his guitars. His ongoing fascination with the history events from ww2 takes him outside of the studio to go relic hunting. Johan van der Voet says he has been blessed with his career so far and he gives back to the (film) music community. He has taught a music and audio post production class and was the chairman of the Dutch media composers society for over ten years.

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