Rutger Hoedemaekers is a Dutch recording artist and composer for film and TV.
After creating electronic compositions on his Commodore Amiga 500 as a pre-teen and producing techno and ambient as a young adult, Hoedemaekers spent a year at The Hague’s Royal Conservatory studying composition. He went on to work as a writer and producer for electronic and rock acts in the Netherlands, before moving to Berlin with plans to found a studio. Together with two friends, Hoedemaekers converted a 3500 sq. ft. factory floor in Kreuzberg into a modular studio with 8 rooms. Over the next few years, the studio became a well-loved hub for composers and musicians, with tenants like Jóhann Jóhannsson, Dustin O’Halloran and Hildur Gudnadottir.
In Berlin, Hoedemaekers worked on his solo band project Bart Constant, before pivoting towards composing for film and TV. Starting in 2015, he has provided the score for acclaimed Icelandic crime series Trapped (BBC4, France 2, ZDF); the first couple of seasons being in collaboration with Jóhannsson and Gudnadottir. He joined forces with Jóhannsson again on Darren Aronofsky’s mother! (2017), as well as on James Marsh’s The Mercy (2018), for which he wrote additional music. Hoedemaekers subsequently wrote the score for Hulu/ARTE series No Man's Land (2020).
In 2020, he signed with FatCat’s imprint 130701 and released his first album on the label to critical acclaim, aptly titled The Age Of Oddities (2021). Most recently, he contributed eight original pieces to Ed Perkins' HBO documentary The Princess (2022), alongside a score by Martin Phipps.
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