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“Phenomenal score… Kieboom presents marvellous themes and rich, colourful orchestrations. It really as good as any nature documentary score I’ve ever heard.” (Synchrotones

“‘Wild’ is a truly delightful score bound to appeal to fans of this very rich vein of orchestral scoring.” (Movie Wave)

Wild (Matthijs Kieboom)



MovieScore Media continues its string of documentary score releases with Matthijs Kieboom’s music for Wild. Directed by Luc Enting, Wild was shot in the woods of Veluwe in the province of Gelderland. Following the life cycle of the forest for a year, the movie focuses on three particular animal species: the boar, the deer and the fox. Each animal takes a unique place in the ecosystem of the forest, some of them are hunters, others are prey – but will all of them survive the year? Matthijs Kieboom colorful symphonic score offers a rich tapestry for the forest with music that’s emotional without overriding the beauty of Nature.

“My goal was to let Nature speak for itself by colouring the scenes without ever imposing any emotions.” explains Matthijs about the music. “I wanted to give the three main characters their own musical styles. The boar: rude and playful. The deer: elegant and majestic and finally the fox: crafty and dangerous. Besides the main animals, I wanted the seasons to be prominent in the score: the lean and cold tones of the winter, the young jumpy animals in the spring, the warm and sweltering summer and the mysterious autumn where the mating battlegrounds take place. The main theme “The Veluwe” is the glue that keeps everything connected. In nature, everything is connected, so it was my goal in music to connect everything with one recognisable main theme.” The score was recorded by Het Gelders Orkest with the composer conducting.

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. He began his career in partnership with fellow Dutch composer Martijn Schimmer; 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.

MMS18006 • WILD (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by MATTHIJS KIEBOOM
Release date (digital): March 16, 2018
Release date (CD): May, 2018

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