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The Cloudmaker (Matthijs Kieboom)

Original score from the 2020 animated short directed by Hanna van Niekerk, produced by Hazazah Pictures (Netherlands).

THE STORY: High up in the sky lives the charismatic Hipólito, who transforms clouds into wondrous figures. In order to return to his true love on earth, he first has to find a worthy successor.

THE SCORE: “When director Hanna van Niekerk asked me, I immediately got inspired. The backdrop of South America in this film was a great opportunity for me to combine my orchestral side with my side as a guitar player, using traditional guitars like the Charango. Because it was such an intimate story I mainly wanted to keep the sound of the music light while supporting the great magical visuals from the film and focus on the feelings and emotions. Thankfully I was able to record the score in Budapest and was able to capture the emotion properly.” – Matthijs Kieboom

THE COMPOSER: Dutch composer Matthijs Kieboom was born in 1985 in the city of Dordrecht. He started his musical education on the cello and the bass guitar before moving onto composition. His first feature film score was co-written for Fuchsia the Mini-Witch (2010). In 2011, Matthijs won the first place and the title of Transatlantyk Young Composer for 2011 at a competition created by Academy Award winning composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek. He later won the Young Talent Award at the Krakow Film Music Festival and had his music played at the closing gala. In 2013, Matthijs collaborated with DJ Armin van Buuren on the BUMA-winning score for I Love Ibiza, the top selling Dutch movie of the year. Previous releases with MovieScore Media include the IFMCA-nominated documentary Wild, Bloody Marie and Pirates Down the Street.

SC21001 THE CLOUDMAKER (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by MATTHIJS KIEBOOM
Release date (digital): May 14, 2021

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