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Merlijn Snitker


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Bio filmcomposer Merlijn Snitker.
“I want my scores to have a strong personality: present, yet unobtrusive. Music as an autonomous character, ánd a specific concept intricately interwoven with the scenario.“ Voilà the statement that defines the craftsmanship of Merlijn Snitker, one of Holland’s most successful Dutch film composers. In 2016 his soundtrack for Publieke Werken (Public Works) was nominated for both a Gouden Kalf (the Dutch equivalent of the Oscar) ánd the Grand Scores Award 2017, a prize of the European Composer & Songwriter Alliance (ESCA).
Merlijn Snitker (1970), who graduated at the conservatory as a performing artist (saxophone), is a self-taught composer - whence his original style and fresh approach of the trade. Under the umbrella of a composers collective Snitker won in 2010 the Flemish ‘Outstanding Achievement Film Award’ for the soundtrack of Dossier K.
As of 2013 Snitker became his own man, not only composing for the Dutch cinema, but also branching out to Belgium (De Premier) and Sweden (Siv Sover Vilse). Snitker’s eclectic style, a cross-over of acoustic and electronic music, proves that soundtracks can be both inconspicuous and mesmerizing.


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