BIO

Born in The Netherlands my Music & Audio career starts there but most of my professional career I have spend abroad, living in London, Atlanta and currently Melbourne.

Education – Tonmeister (Master of Sound)

A 4 year Tonmeister degree at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague

Live Sound

  • FoH for Miss Saigon
  • Multiple contemporary classical music performances with the Dutch Opera in Amsterdam, The Schoenberg ensemble in Carre, The Belgian Opera company in Brussels, Holland festival
  • John Cage / Stockhausen / Kurtag in Het Concertgebouw
  • Les Trois Soeurs by Peter Eotvos
  • Large Venue, Arena size amplification

Classical Orchestra Recordings

I have been lucky to have worked with Philips Classics Engineer Onno Scholtze, a true pioneer, with Kees de Visser, the ultimate Tonmeister & Producer, at Galaxy Classics and with Super-producer Peter Taplin in Melbourne

  • Haydn, Mozart, Bartok, Vivaldi to name a few

Sound / Music to picture

  • Long-form for all broadcasters in the UK and most in world, BBC / ABC / Fox / CNN / Al Jazeera
  • Short-form for the UK’s top 5 advertising agencies BBH / AMV BBDO / McCann   
  • Broadcast as well as Cinema

Recording / Producing

My recording / producing career started in Galaxy Studios in Belgium, via Manfred Mann’s Studio The Workhouse in London, to Soapbox Studios in Atlanta, back to Trevor Horn’s Musicbank and to Jools Holland’s The Holland Arms in London. Recording and producing grass-root-acts to international acts.

  • Scissor Sisters
  • Manfred Mann
  • The Feeling
  • The Pierces
  • Bad Mother Earth
  • Pony and Trap
  • Clay

Acoustics / Infrastructure

  • Design of 5 rooms in the UK for Soho Square Studios
  • Design of 3 rooms in the US for Soapbox Studios

Lecturing

  • The Royal Conservatoire – Industry guest examiner
  • Australian College of the Arts – Seminars / Lecturing

Awards

  • 2 x Emmy Award
  • 1 x Bafta Nomination

Affiliation

  • The Recording Academy US
  • Music Producers Guild UK
  • Music Victoria Australia
  • MCPS-PRS UK
  • SESAC US

Business / Leadership

  • UK Board member and Partner of The Station, a multi-million Pound Media company (8 yrs)
  • UK Co-Owner of Substation Sound, a multi room central London Sound Firm (11yrs)
  • US Partner of Soapbox Studios, a 13 studio multi-million Dollar Music/Audio/Media company (7yrs)
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