Today, a lot of music is or can be composed digitally. The quality of digital compositions is indistinguishable from studio recordings. This allows us to produce a variety of styles, from tearjerkers to pure ear candy.
// Music Composition
In tandem with the moving picture, digital music composition can be used to stretch the medium and amplify our emotional perception.
// Sound Design
What does your project sound like?
Whether creating sounds to enhance or replace prerecorded audio, or the construction of non-existing sounds: we design the required sound. All in harmony with the image, sound design utilizes the expressive possibilities of audio, to complete a production.
// Sonic Branding
Sonic branding represents and distinguishes the standards and values of a company through audio.
We translate brands through audio, expressing and accenting their identities. Each sound is uniquely crafted to be not only on-brand, but memorable – triggering recognition and future brand memory.
RTL XL Sonic Ident
Together with Amsterdam based studio 05, Dutch audio studio KLOAQ developed a new audiovisual identity to promote the Video On Demand platform RTL XL.
KLOAQ was asked to develop a unique sonic-brand to express, underline and enhance the visual format.
VAW (Instrumental Version)
VAW is the ‘Women’s Academie West’: A platform to help women with a foreign background to socialize, get an education, volunteer or to find a job. The platform is backed by various organisations and institutions in Amsterdam.
Concept, design & animation by Crooked Line:
Adidas x Volt
Exclusively created for adidas x VOLT, film maker and photographer Joost Vandebrug captures the haunting energy of restless youth moving through the city.
Fashion Filmmaking is a new way to deliver the unexpected; where we can forget the industry standard in order to deliver an intense memorandum. Richard Nicoll has gained experience working with Marc Jacobs, at Louis Vuitton and has won several awards, such as one of the best up and coming designer of the last decade.
Director: Justin Anderson
Viral Factory London/ Philips
Dir: Hesdy Lonwijk
Music and sound design
TED 2011 Official Opening Film
Kloaq designed the soundscapes for the trailer that was created by Amsterdam based creative production studio +1. The trailer they made together for the TEDxAmsterdam edition held in November 2010 impressed international TED curator Chris Anderson, who immediately asked them to produce the annual TED trailer.
Adriaan Vrijhoef, co-founder of Kloaq: ‘ This is a dream coming true, TED is a fantastic conference and it’s great we are able to contribute with our sounds.’
House of elegance and luxury.
Casevideo for the Cannes Lion design awards.
Commissioned by: VBAT
We were asked to create jazzy, groovy, smokey 60’s style music and sounddesign for the official facebook app of AMC’s MAD MEN (nl). Distributed by A-FILM. Clients: Fetch!, Greenberry, A-Film.
Atos Smart Mobility
Smart Mobility by Atos Origin
Meet Henry, a hard working, modern young man, who one day finds himself in an emergency situation. As he rushes to his unknown, but urgent, destination, he has to cross busy innercity traffic and gather so much information at the same time. What could help him find so many solutions in such a short time? Which stunning technology gets him the right information at precisely the right moment?
In 2010 three institutes combined their collections forming NCB Naturalis, the Dutch centre of excellence for biodiversity studies. Herewith becoming one of the largest collections in the world, with over 37 million objects. We were asked to create the sound design and mix of this film.
Music created for ‘Stateless Things’, a feature film by director Kim Kyung Mook. ‘Stateless Things’ premiered at the “Venice International Film Festival” 2011.
TED 2011 Speaker Announcement
Bumper created for the TED 2011 speaker announcement. Each TED conference features more than 50 of the world’s most innovative and influential speakers. Concept and Design by +1 Amsterdam.
Promotional video for the “Wake Up” event hosted at the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam. Featuring Blaxtar, Mattanja and Rina. Directed by Hesdy Lonwijk.
Sarang Hey! is a feature film written and directed by Neil Dowling and shot by Nils Clauss.
The film was shot in Berlin in June and in Seoul in October last year. It features a remarkable performance from German actor Crisjan Zöllner as Lukas the main character, and an impressive feature film debut by Ji-young Moon who plays Joy the beautiful Korean girl he meets under strange circumstances on her last night in Berlin.
Premiere at Galway Film Fleadh festival.
Atos - Cloud Computing
After using servers his entire career, a businessman fantasises about a better solution to store his valuable data. In his fantasy, the voice-over shows him what cloud orchestration could be like.
Have you ever been asked to orchestrate the clouds?
IFFR - Out Of Fashion
We were asked to create the audible identity or sonic brand for the ‘Out of Fashion’ programme for the International FilmFestival of Rotterdam. Divided over four themes: ‘Living On The Edge’, ‘Iconic Inspiration’, ‘Conceptual Spaces’ and this is ‘Fairytales Freak Me Out’.
This year’s TEDxAmsterdam will be held in the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam. On the 30th November 2010, this grand city theater will provide a stage for the new ideas of bold thinkers and innovators in the fields of technology, entertainment, design, art, science and business. The common theme of the presentations will be “Science and Fiction”.
Untitled sequence – The QBF
To make the pharmaceutical industry sound miraculous; that was our goal for this short Untitled sequence commissioned by The QBF.
As great inventions and superb scientists many times seem to have this mysterious aura surrounding them, we wanted to capture this precise mysticism in our musical composition.
From the very first second we wanted the listener to feel like a genuine Alice in, a pharmaceutical, Wonderland.
As one of our first projects, we designed a series of bumpers ourselves to apply our sound design to. A nice opportunity to animate the KLOAQ logo!
Showreel - The QBF
Showreel – The QBF
One day we received a telephone call from a brilliant motion designer, called Martijn Hogenkamp.
Besides the fact we were always very enthousiastic about his work, he is also a good friend of KLOAQ.