Koen van de Wardt
Multi-instrumentalist and award winning producer Koen van de Wardt first hit the scene with his act Klangstof in 2015. Growing up in an isolated part of Norway fueled his creativity and ‘Close Eyes to Exit’, Klangstof’s first album was born. Following the release of the album, they became the first Dutch band to ever play Coachella and Bonnaroo and during the next few years, tours with acts like Pixies, Flaming Lips and Miike Snow followed.
In 2017, he won an Edison (Dutch equivalent of the Grammy’s) for his debut album. He was also named Music Talent of the year by de Volkskrant.
Koen now runs a synthesizer packed studio in the south of Amsterdam where he has collaborated with artists like s10, Zhu, Flaming Lips, Avedon, Lu Kehl, MEROL, Wende, Janne Schra & Maarten Vos, while also making waves as a composer for film. This includes the Golden Calf winning short, ‘Shielded’, KRO/NCRV’s drama series ‘Sihame’ and Videoland exclusive ‘De Indringer’.