Working for different media is what I like most. Great thing about working for film is that there's an edited series of great visuals in place for you to fill in emotionally, and lift them further with the right music. On the other hand, dance as an art is really close to music and it's a challenge to create the music without any visuals since the choreography is usually created later.
Working on one of the two always makes me longing for the other so I go back and forth. And sometimes, when doing a dance film I do both at once.
I started working on film music during my music studies, working on a lot of student films from the Amsterdam film academy. interestingly I still work with a lot of these directors I met already then.
My first modern dance composition was 'Pork' by Paul Selwyn Norton. Later on I worked with Leine and Roebana and started a long lasting collaboration with Krisztina de Chatel, starting with 'Bewogen bomen' in 2001, leading to 11 Dance performances after that, last years' Ut/Oet' and 'Waltz&Infinite' were the final ones.
I have worked on some truly inspiring Dancefilms with Jiri Kylian over the last decade, together with director Boris Paval Conen.
For television my focus is leaders and TV-series. Dutch public broadcaster's historic documentary series 'Andere Tijden' and 'Andere Tijden Sport' for instance and the series 'The Daltons' and 'De geheimen van Barslet'.