Edo Van Breemen

is a composer, producer, keyboardist & installation artist. Growing up near the Everglades in Florida, his parents helped inspire a deep appreciation for film and music. He later moved to Köln, Germany, and eventually to Vancouver, B.C. where, while finishing a degree in Environmental Science, he was mentored in composition, production, and improvisation.

Edo founded bands The Clips & Brasstronaut, and co-ran the infamous Canadian record label "Unfamiliar Records" with partner Greg Ipp. Together they signed and released Mac DeMarco (Makeout Videotape), Japandroids, Snailhouse, The Two Koreas, Brasstronaut, The Paper Cranes, RatTail, The Flowers of Hell, and others. In 2008 Edo participated in a winter residency at the Banff Centre, collaborating with artists like Ragnar Kjartansson, Alexander Overington, Davíð þór Jónsson & Tim Hecker along with a cast of other influential peers who helped him realize a new way forward as a composer/producer. In 2009, while performing at Iceland Airwaves in Reykjavik, he was introduced to Clemens Purner, an Austrian director who commissioned a score for a short film and from that point forward he collaborated with a growing number of directors and production teams on shorts, commercials, and features.

In 2017 he founded “The Trans-Atlantic Film Orchestra” with scoring partner Johannes Winkler (http://www.johnwinkler.de/), based Vienna, Austria. The team currently work with a number of world renowned musicians including Nadia Sirota, Rafiq Bhatia, Sam Davidson, and others the to produce vivid and meticulous scores with organic and synthesized instrumentation. Edo now lives between Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and Vancouver, B.C. He is currently working on a solo record as well as a multi-media immersive installation inspired by Bruce Chatwin’s, “In Patagonia” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Patagonia), to be premiered early 2018.

edovan@gmail.com
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Edo Van Breemen