Tom Schipper

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News update!

Tom

Good morning, afternoon, evening or night wherever you are in the world! It’s time for a little update on the things that have happened ever since I quit my side job on January 1st. This was an event I was quite concerned about, but as it turns out, it was the best decision I’ve made in quite a while.

First of all, I’ve started work on 2 new pieces that will be performed later this year. The first is for the JongNBE (the Young Dutch wind Ensemble) for a concert on the 14th of March this year. The piece will be performed on Schiermonnikoog, one of the Dutch islands in the North. In the piece, I’m exploring the effect that climate change has on the environment that surrounds the island. And as always, I’m documenting the writing process on my Instagram.

The second piece is for a wind band in Amsterdam I’ve already once written for, the Amsterdamse Tramharmonie. I LOVED writing for this orchestra when I wrote my Amsterdam Overture, so I’m very happy they asked me to write another piece! This one will revolve around the liberation of Amsterdam at the end of WWII, and a particular barrel organ that has played an important role in this event.

Besides this, I’ve been doing a small supervision job, got in touch with an old Filmacademy friend to work with her on a film she’s doing, heard that I’ll be attending a private masterclass with Howard Shore and have spent a lot of time in developing my Youtube channel. So, to wrap things up, leaving my side job has been a decision that turned out pretty great in the end!

The Library of Things on Spotify

Tom

Last Friday, the 29th of November, was the release of my soundtrack for “The Library of Things” on all streaming devices. To my excitement and great surprise, it got selected for the editorial playlist “Classical new releases” on Spotify, causing the number of streams to blow up. Today, December 3rd, we hit 10.000.

At this time in my career, this is absolutely huge and I couldn’t be more excited. My heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who made the score and its release possible. To check the score out, visit https://ampl.ink/WBDlx.

Somewhere in the following week, I’ll make a sketch-to-score video, in which I’ll dive a little deeper in the process of making the soundtrack. From thinking of the first thematic ideas, to what caused me to stick with this theme and how I developed it into a full orchestral score. And on top of that, the scores and a piano reduction will be available soon!

“Submerged” out now!

Tom

Over the last couple of months I’ve been in the process of writing my first album for a music library. The lovely people of “Ninja Kitty Music” reached out to me and have given me the opportunity to write an album of orchestral adventure music, which is now available for licensing!

Usually when I listen back to a project I’ve finished, I always feel some sort of anxiety when listening. I might hear some minor mistakes or small things I could’ve done differently. Or it’s just the general feeling you have when your baby is released into the great wide world. However, this the first time I can honestly say this is not the case. When I listen back to this album, I enjoy it and feel like I’ve made something I can be genuinely proud of. And whether it gets licensed 0, 1 or 100 times, I’m still proud of what I’ve created.

I hope you enjoy! Please let me know if you do so. And if you want to know more about how I make such a thing, be sure to follow my Instagram, where I document a snippet of my creative endeavours every day!