Film composer





On July 1st the feature film “Pirates Down The Street” will premiere in the Dutch cinemas. It will be the first “corona-proof” premiere.



The soundtrack is already avalible on all digital platforms and is released by Moviescore Media


Every now and then weird and strange situations create new opportunities. 


During lockdown I was asked to give an online concert for the Festiwal Muzyki Filmowej w Krakowie, known as the legendary Film Music Festival in Krakow. A great opportunity for me to form my own small and intimate ensemble, tailored to my music essence. 


So it is a great pleasure that I can present you my “live from the studio” session.



Stay safe!




On Sunday 26th of April, ITV will start showing the re-imagining of the classic detective hit “Van Der Valk”. 


As captivating as ever, the new series of 3 x feature-length episodes comes with new stories and new supporting characters; it even comes with new music.


Matthijs embraced this challenge and has set the episodes to a more minimal, contemporary and relevant score with just the subtlest of nods to the iconic No. 1 hit Eye level, the original theme by Jack Trombey which spent over 20 weeks in the top 50, and accompanied all 1972-1992 episodes.


Van Der Valk, episode one “Love in Amsterdam” will be shown on ITV on Sunday 26 April at 8pm.




- Lesley Jackson