Seppe Roosen Composer
❝Music is a great story that anybody can understand.
THE COMPOSER creates this story so the listeners can IMAGINE it.❞
- Seppe Roosen
My name is Seppe Jannes Roosen, born in Tongeren, Limburg, Belgium on the 28th of July 1999. I started at the music academy where I followed music theory, music culture, harmony and French Horn. Ever since my childhood I was attracted to classical music, but soon my interest in film as well as my interest in film music began to grow . Meanwhile, my knowledge of film music, composition, film composers, etc. grown enormously. Besides music I am studying Human Sciences at the H. G. Institute.
In 2015, I interviewed the Oscar-winning composer Mychael Danna (Life of Pi, Transcendence, Little Miss Sunshine, The Good Dinosaur, ...) on the subject of film music and different other aspectsI also asked him his opinion on a composition of me with the response: "very serius sounding, keep up the good work! ". Also that year, I interviewed Steve Willaert, Flemish Film Composer, about the making of scores for film and various other aspects. I asked him his opinion on a composition of me with the response: "Epic music ... '.
Further I conducted a composition with a chamber orchestra of 12 people. It was a composition written by me in one day. I rehearsed it with them for a few hours. And performed the piece with the orchestra on the stage at the castle of Alden Biesen.
This piece, composed and conducted by myself, was performed in front of three of the Belgian best composer / conductors whom were present during the performance: Dirk Decaluwé (Conductor of several Belgian orchestras as the National Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic as well as the London Symphony), Wouter Lenaerts (Composer and Conductor of his own orchestra) and Pieter Schuermans (Composer and Teacher at the Conservatory of Leuven). Their comments were very positive and convincing.
I'm also a french horn player by the Limburg Youth Symphony Orchestra in Belgium. As also at the Royal Harmony St. Cecilia Hoeselt and the Harmony of the Academy Genk.
Recently I have also asked John Ottman (composer of film Superman Returns, X-Men, House of Wax, Valkery ...) and his response was:
"It's a very nice track and Has A good variety of emotions in it. As I always say, it's kettle to judge music Intended for a scene Because The entire craft or film or television music is how it's applied to picture. So as a piece of music, it was nice to listen to, evoking some good imagery and emotion."
Emmy-Award Winning composer Michael Price (Television Composer Sherlock, Unforgotten ... and music editor of blockbuster movies like The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Love Actually, ...) and his response was:
"Am really enjoying 'Aliens'. You're doing great for 17 - nice job. Two thoughts - one is about focus. I always try and work out where the "hero moment" in a piece. What's it really about, what do you want someone to feel, where is the climax of the piece? When I'm really honest with myself about that, I find I sometimes ramble on, So THAT thought stops me and makes me be super clear. And the other thought is about resilience, and 'grit'.
I'm 47 now, so I've been around 30 years longer than you. That I guarantee if you work hard and consistently for 30 years.
You'll be much better than I am!! Keep going, you're doing great. Enjoy the process of writing every day, then whatever happens you'll have a rich life already.
All the best, Michael P."
DEJAVU LANE - Music Composed & Created by Seppe Roosen