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Ouders van Nu – Commercial on National TV

I had the privilege of being invited to pitch my music for a commercial for Ouders van Nu on national TV and national radio for DPG Media and Dave Albers and our pitch won. I can now proudly say that my music can be heard on most major Dutch television and Radio Channels (such as RTL, MTV, 538, Q Radio). You can check out the television commercial here if you haven’t seen it yet.

The composition was made in a 5/4 rhythm, using sampled instruments, featuring:

Hand claps, recorder, xylophone, upright bass, drums, oboe and a string quartet.

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The Fringe Planet Main Theme

Fringe Planet Logo

I am honoured to be asked to make the music for the awesome upcoming crossover survival / god game Fringe Planet. The game is inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s work, Rim World, Dwarven Fortress, and Factorio and to come out on Steam on July 31st 2020.

The theme is partially inspired by the works of john Williams (in particularly some of the more obscure Indiana Jones and Harry Potter tracks) and by Tim Burton’s Nightmare before Christmas

The main theme for Fringe Planet features: Tremelo Strings, Marimba, Vibraphone, Pizzicato Basses, Woodblock tick tocks, Soprano Singing, Glockenspiel, Harpsichord, Gongs, Strings, Church Choirs, Tambourine, Flutes, Piccolo, Church Organ, Timpani, French Horns, Chimes, Soprano Choir, Anvils, Snare Drums, Voiceover whispers of in-game Latin spells.

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Chasing Pumpkins, now on iOS

Chasing Pumpkins

I had the opportunity to compose and create the music for Chasing Pumpkins, a new Halloween title for iOS (puzzle and action as you move around blocks to avoid pumpkins, and squash them).

This track is a compilation of the Victory music, In-game music and Main Menu music for the game Pumpkin Madness:

The music features heavy influences from Tim Burton Movies and John Williams movie scores, and even a whiff of Hitchcock using instruments such as:

Pizzicato and Tremelo strings
Various Brass instruments
And much more :)

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CINOP (video by Thomas Grootoonk, music by Emagica)

This wonderful animation was made by Thomas Grootoonk and I had the privilege to make the music for this animation.

The music features:
– Steinway Grand Piano samples
– Live recorded Spanish Guitar
– Live recorded Mandolin
– Live Recorded Bass Guitar
– Drum samples (played with brushes)
– Glockenspiel samples

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Dutch job: Onderneem het

I recently was asked to create this little video.

It is based on an existing After Effects template that I modified to match the clients wishes.

Furthermore, I matched the video and music to each other (featuring an edited version of an older track of mine) and custom Sound FX.

You can listen to the original track here:

      1. Emagica - Claynote Collaboration

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Stop Motion Animation for Happy Song

This wonderful animation was made by talented artist and animator Martine Rademakers, who was in for a nice collaboration and chose one of my old tracks “Happy Song (instrumental)” to make a Stop Motion animation according to her own artistic impression of the tune. The result can be seen here. I hope you all like it. I know I do :)

The music features guitar, bass, and the Korg DS-10 MS20 emulator for my Nintendo DS.

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Music produced for the PICNIC innovation festival leader

Recently, I was asked to compose the music for the leader of the PICNIC innovation festival 2012 (thanks to Claynote (adaptive) music). And this is the result.

Or just listen to the music, here:

      1. PICNIC12 Trailer - Beastie Parker

Creative Director: Marcel Kampman –
Camera: Bjorn Eerkes – – Marcel Kampman
Music: Mendel Bouman – Emagica – /
Design: Martine Eyzenga –

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New collaborations turned cinematic

Shattenspiel in progress

Two new tracks. Both exciting collaborations.

The first is a new collaboration with Gert Jan Turin, an upcoming DJ from Groningen:

This track is half Emagica and Half Gert Jan. I had a freaky basic setup with heavy beats and violins, and Gert Jan turned it into a a Trance Track with 90’s sounds. I then added more violins and a lot of brass as a finishing touch.

Heay beats, electro, violins and brass.

Listen to it here: 

      1. Emagica & GJ - Shatttenspiel


The second one, is a new collaboration with David Peek ( I worked with him before on the Goed Genoeg project:

This is basically a setup by David, with chimes, piano and pads, that I added on to in the form of power chords on the electric guitar, pizzicato strings, double basses, harp and trombone.

Cinematic, surrealistic, dreamy, soothing, chimes, piano, pads, guitar, strings, contra bass, harp, trombone

Listen to it here: 

      2. David Peek & Emagica - Tragic Magic