Bert Selen (Born Bert Jacobus Martinus Selen 30 August 1985) is a Multi Award-winning TV/Film composer, Music-Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist and Songwriter from the Netherlands based in Los Angeles. His scoring work includes the primetime Internationally Syndicated TV show “Rules of Engagement",(Sony/CBS/Happy Madison), Limited Series "Fast Layne" (Disney Channel/Lakeshore Productions),"Raven's Home" (Disney Channel), "K.C. Undercover" (Disney Channel), "Lab Rats" (Disney XD), "Lab Rats: Elite Force" (Disney XD) and "Mystery Girls" (ABC Family).
Selen is a 5 time BMI TV & Film Award winner for his work on several Top Grossing Prime-Time and Cable Television shows in the U.S.
His work has been featured in a variety of TV shows, including: "Parks and Recreation" (NBC), “NCIS Los Angeles” (CBS), "The Mentalist" (CBS), “Gossip Girl” (CW), “Awkward” (MTV), “Finding Carter” (MTV), Trailers: “Danny Collins” (Al Pacino), Advertising: “American Music Awards” (E! Network), Verizon, Vogue, Logitech, Head & Shoulders, as well as in Video Games “WET” (Artificial Mind and Movement/Bethesda Softworks) and Stage productions “The Pee-Wee Herman show on Broadway” (HBO), “Pee-Wee Herman live at the Nokia Theatre”.
Selen has collaborated with many top industry leaders, executive producers, show runners, directors, actors and content creators, including: Tom Hertz & Doug Robinson, David Spade/Oliver Hudson/Adhir Kalyan (Rules of Engagement), Chris Peterson & Bryan Moore (Lab Rats/Lab Rats Elite Force), Rob Lotterstein (K.C. Undercover), Jed Elinoff & Scott Thomas (Raven’s Home) Shepard Boucher & Tim Marx (Mystery Girls), Travis Braun, Matt Dearborn & Tom Burkhard (Fast Layne).
Selen’s knowledge of traditional & pop instrumentation, synthesis, orchestral & songwriting, production & recording techniques, in combination with his strong collaborative skills enables him to deliver blockbuster scores on tight deadlines, no matter the genre.
For Selen, the creator’s vision always comes first. At the heart of every project Selen extracts the underlying emotions of the story, bridging the gap between dialogue and music, while adding the appropriate amount of color, tension & motion to every scene. His ability to combine specific direction with inspiration adds a unique and lasting emotional impression on every production.
In a world where creative challenges, deadlines, and pressure are very common, Selen strives to establish a safe and solution-driven relationship with all creatives. His collaborative, communicative and organizational skills always ensure timely delivery of his work. When productions are faced with uncertainties about musical direction, a variety of options will be provided to guarantee a viable solution for the entire team.
In addition to his TV&Film scoring career, Selen is the owner of “SLN Collective”, a collaborative effort with other artists to co-write and produce original songs & content, and is the co-owner of 'Syncatrack', a custom music library. Selen operates his music-production company “SLN Studios” as well as his publishing company “I B SELEN” music in North Hollywood, CA.