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Ernst van der Loo.com

Sound Designer, Engineer, Composer & Performer

Biography

Born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands (1974).

Has been involved in the more extreme forms of popular music culture since his early teen years. Played in several bands and started to develop an interest in audio engineering. Went to study sound engineering at the SAE, Amsterdam from 1992-1994, the time that tape machines were still ruling the scene and hard disk based recording was still a commodity for the exorbitantly rich.

Around this time he became interested in electronic forms of music and slowly started to drift away further and further from the norms of pop music.

In 1999 he embarked on a study of electronic music composition and performance at the institute of Sonology of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Teachers: Richard BarrettKees TazelaarKonrad Boehmer, Paul Berg, Peter Pabon and Joel Ryan. Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in June 2003. During his studies he started a longlasting collaboration with Léon Spek, performing on the edge live electronic music. Resulting in the formation of Ungrund and the CD-r label Processed Recordings in 2006.

Since 2004 he has been building up a traditional voltage controlled modular synthesizer system in his own studio, consisting mostly of eurorack format gear.

In the summer of 2008 he has been working at NOTAM, Oslo, Norway together with Aslaug Holgersen developing their own format for double bass and laptop live performance. In 2009 his piece ‘Lyset Fra Nedenunder‘ was part of a concert program at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg (VA), USA.

In 2012 and 2013 his duo with Aslaug Holgersen had a series of performances in the Netherlands. This time with some more analog gear incorporated.

In the meantime he has also been active doing sound for a host of others. Among which: The Electronic Hammer (Henry Vega, Juan Parra Cancino & Diego Espinoza), the supercollider symposium in the Hague  and the Prix Annelie de Man harpsichord concours. Sound design for several productions of children’s puppet theater de Winter.

In 2014 he is set to relocate to Oslo, Norway.