Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) is one of the most famous film composers of the 21st century.
He was born in Holland in 1967 and in his youth, he was a rock and electronic music player in several bands (Fear Factory, Dog eat dog...)
In the middle of the 90s, he started his productions for video games and films. At that time, his friends used to call him “Junkie”, because he was addicted to work in his production studio, were he spent a lot of his time. At the same time, he put his focus on electronic dance music, playing in night clubs. In 1997 he won the Grand Prix to the best producer of house music in his home country. Some of his albums were among others Big sound of the drags, Saturday night teenage kick, Radio JXL, etc.
In 2003 he decided to move to Los Angeles, California, the city of the best film studios where he became into a great film composer. Some of his works in this field include: 300: Rise of an empire (2014)Divergent (2014)Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)Deadpool (2016)Batman vs …
The purpose of this blog is to share -with high school students mainly but also with music lovers in general- a series of educational resources to help them improve their knowledge of this beautiful art.
We are still working on it but, if you look at the menu on the left, you can find scores, a music theory web page or a Youtube channel with videos of all the instruments of the orchestra and others that, despite not being part of it, are equally important.
You can also find the link to BBC3 -the classical music radio station- or an application that we are sure you will love: Incredibox.
We will be adding more resources little by little.
We hope that this blog meets you expectations.