VINCENT VAN WARMERDAM COMPOSER
Vincent van Warmerdam is a composer of a great number of scores for film and theatre. He has composed for the Ebonyband, Concertgebouw Orkest, De Kift, Domestica, Carel Kraayenhof, Jiskefet, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, Capella Amsterdam, Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and – numerous times – for Orkater. With Sluysmans & Van Warmerdam he has his own group and is making musical theatre. (Murder Ballads, Judee Sill)
For his filmmusic he was awarded European Composer of the Year (Felix) for The Northerners and a ‘Golden Calf’ for Kicks and nominated four times. In addition, he has been nominated for an Edison with his band The Moondogs for their debut and only album ‘Diamond in the Crowd’. His musical theatre play Who Murdered Mary Rogers? for which he delivered both concept and music, was awarded with the ‘CJP Podium Prijs’ and the ‘Proscenium Prijs’.
Vincent van Warmerdam is involved in a wide range of musical activities. Most of all and not without reason in a dramaturgic context. As the youngest of three sons of an art-loving ‘bühnenmeister’ he was brought up in a rich cultural environment and while playing music through his early years, the ability to contribute to the storytelling grew among his other talents and led him organically to professional theatre and cinema. He started in the early seventies playing the electric guitar in the legendary Amsterdam rock theatre group Hauser Orkater and developed as an autodidact composer in the musical theatre of De Mexicaanse Hond with his brothers Alex and Marc.