Jan 25, 2014, 13:44

Location: The Hague, Netherlands

Member since: March 10, 2010

Tracks in portfolio on MusicRevolution.com: 150 (click here to hear all tracks) http://www.musicrevolution.com/search?artist=118


Renowned Netherlands composer Martijn de Man of MDM Music presents certain of his award-winning tracks on MusicRevolution.com. His compositions have appeared in numerous feature films, TV commercials, corporate films and other media. Working in over 20 genres, Martijn has provided music for O2, Shell, Olympus, Mirai, and Lotus, among others. From the epic soundtrack “Fallen Sky” to the elegant, soaring Disney-like “A Fairytale” and songs with melancholy African flutes, Martijn’s fresh originality will add flare to almost any media project.

–High profile projects or clients you have worked for?

Shell, Canon, Microsoft, among others.

–Primary instrument?


–Favorite music-making piece of gear or software you currently use?

I love Spectrasonics Omnipshere for its depth and ease of use. I also just bought a second hand Roland A-90. It’s not easy these days to find a good 88 master keyboard that also has after-touch, breath control and a good set of keys.

–Piece of gear or software you wish you owned?

Always wanted to own a Fairlight II X and a Yamaha DX-1.

–Film score or song you admire? Why?

Too many to mention, but John William’s “The Empire Strikes Back”’ is an absolute favorite of mine. The song ‘Rendezvous 6:02” by U.K. also comes to mind.

–Music education background?

Private music lessons, piano, drums and music theory.

–Memorable “Aha!” moment during your musical education?

Explanation of the ‘leitmotive’ and learning to see ( hear)   the structure of themes and songs

–Most embarrassing music-related moment?

I was playing keyboards in a band and we played ‘I Wish’ from Stevie Wonder for the 1st time at a gig. The sound on stage was very bad and nobody in the audience seemed to like it. Halfway through I discovered the guitarist was playing the song in E-Major while I was playing it in E Flat Major…………

–If you had a time machine and could record or perform once with any artist, who would it be?

Would love to work with Mark King (Level 42) or Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran)

–Moment you first knew you would be a musician?

My whole family is working in music, so I guess it was meant to be.

–Five songs or albums you’d take with you to a desert island?

Arcadia ‘ So Red the Rose’, Level 42 1st album, Gone to Earth form David Sylvian and some soundtracks from John Williams and Thomas Newman.

–If you could master another instrument, what would it be?

I’ve picked up the bass recently.

–Favorite time of day to work in your studio?

I am equally happy in the morning and evening.

–2 or 3 of your favorite tracks that you would want us to feature in the

“Black Sunglasses” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=540

“Just Like Old Times” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=44664

“Conversation with George” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=827

We thank Martijn and MDM Music for sharing some of his musical background with us and for contributing his tracks to MusicRevolution.com, the Royalty-Free Music Marketplace. Martijn’s music spans over 20 genres including melodic, symphonic orchestral, world music, pop and smooth jazz. Check out Martijn’s music on MusicRevolution.com.


Chris Cardell is the co-founder of MusicRevolution.com http://www.musicrevolution.com, a royalty-free music marketplace with over 28,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, advertisers, businesses and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of professional musicians. MusicRevolution.com also provides custom music production and custom music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music for retail, restaurants and businesses, and for other commercial applications. Cardell has been involved with digital content and E-Commerce since the mid-1990’s.

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