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Specializes in:

Film audio

Other skills

field recording, SFX libraries, theatre, soundwalks, vr, lecturer

Highlighted references

• Nomination best Sound Design Golden Calf 2016 for ‘Of ik gek ben’ by Frank Lammers (Dutch film award)
• Nomination best Sound Design Golden Calf 2009 for ‘Farewell’ by Ditteke Mensink (Dutch film award)
• Winner VSCD Award 2008 for ‘No Mans land’ theatrical soundwalk by Dries Verhoeven

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Sound designer | The Auditory Service | Netherlands

I specialise in story telling through sound for linear and interactive projects.

Ever since starting out, I’ve always recorded my own sounds, helping me sculpt
my ‘own sound’ for experimental works in theatre and art. I’ve created numerous
(site specific) soundwalks, sound art installations and museum audiotours.
This developed further into gaining experience as sound designer for film and television.
Field recording has remained an essential part of my skill set, it allows me to be
a creative contributor in any project, by bringing in unique sounds and experience.

As ‘Frick & Traa’ I release sound libaries, together with sound designer Max Frick.
We are available for specific sound recording sessions in The Netherlands and abroad.
I’m a parttime Sound Design lecturer at the Utrecht School of Arts.

5.1 Monitoring (Dynaudio) with recording room (vocals/sfx)
Pro Tools Ultimate 12, Izotope RX

Fieldrecording set:
Sonosax/Sony recorders, Sennheiser/DPA/RODE/JrF microphones.

Review my work at my website or contact me!


Year Project name Client Role
2017 In Blue (film) Studio Vermaas / IJswater Film Sound designer
2016 Morton F. (Interactive Opera) Holland Festival Sound designer, field recordist
2015 Among Us (site specific soundwalk) LA-X Arts Festival Sound designer, Composer
2013 Soundscape of Amsterdam Amsterdam Museum, University of Maastricht Field recordist
2012 The Sound of the Netherlands The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision Field recordist, Director
More credits on IMDB


Year Award Awarded for
2008 VSCD Award Theatre Best theatrical experience


Year School Course
2006 Utrecht School of Arts Sound Design

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