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Genres You Will Love
Classical: Orchestral Classical: New Age New Age: New Age Moods: Mood: Dreamy Moods: Type: Soundtrack

By Location
SWEDEN

Links
Ronald Van Deurzen's website

Ronald van Deurzen

Ronald Van Deurzen is a pianist and soundtrack composer for film and videogames. Inspired by the Scadinavian nature where he resides, Ronald's scores often evoke emotions that are ethereal & dreamy, blending orchestra with synthesized instruments & adding elements of worldmusic. Additionally Ronald Van Deurzen is also the keyboardist for the progressive rock band "Primitive Overflow" with their recent release on Progrock Records called 'Honor Way Down'. Van Deurzen has also released the soundtrack albums "Tale of Dreams" and "Imaginations" and is a member of the organisation "Media Artes", promoting contemporary art music and artistic collaborations across all forms of art & media.

"Tale of Dreams" is a themed soundtrack album composed by media-composer Ronald Van Deurzen, consisting out of original film & game music & brand new compositions to create a musical story during a magical time of elves, knights and dragons. Drawing inspiration from Nordic nature and history, Van Deurzen has used his background scoring soundtracks for various projects in Scandinavia and blends it seamlessly with his New Age influences as a contemporary pianist combined with his ever-growing admiration for world-instruments. You will hear enchanting violins, oboes, clarinets & flutes accompanied by mythical harps, atmospheric piano and heroic french horns which then can lead to epic orchestral buildups or sinister musical textures, in which case he uses less traditional instrumentation like the Cimbalom, Armenian Duduk, Gregorian Chant and abstract electro-acoustic sound-sculpturing.

"Imaginations" is an album of exploration and relaxation. Although being mainly piano-driven New Age, "Imaginations" borrows elements from other genres like orchestral film-score, jazz, Celtic and Nordic folk-music. The songs have been composed throughout the years of Ron's journey while immigrating and integrating into the Scandinavian country of Sweden. A country of forests, lakes, frost, snow and ethereal sunrises. The album reflects this journey of transformation, ambition, observation, self-reflection and concurrently tries to communicate the staggering beauty that can be experienced in this far northern area of the world. It speaks to the listener in images of the imagination.

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