Born in 1990 in the Netherlands, Arend Bruijn is a Dutch composer specialized in music for film, television, video games, concerts and other music related projects.
After graduating as a classical percussionist at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, he studied Composing for Film at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and the Dutch Film Academy.
Arend wants his music to tell a story.
He combines his classical craftsmanship with the curiosity to always explore and discover new sounds, instruments, technologies, styles and ways to tell a story.
He is not afraid to emphasize or even strengthen what’s already there. But sometimes a more subtle approach is used wherein music has a more supporting role and tries to understate the narrative instead of overplaying it.
Stylistically Arend’s music covers a broad spectrum: From full orchestral scores to electronic synthesizers to intimate guitar pieces and everything in between.