Stan Koch is a graduate of the School of the Arts (HKU) as a composer for film and other media , and has completed the two -year Master of Music program.
Stan acts as both composer mainly for classical ensembles and as virtual orchestrator . Thus he composed music for the film "Paper Here " by Michiel ten Kleij. For the film "Dark Revelations" he won the award for best music on hold at the film festival . Together with Steffen Keinke he composed the music for "Only You" and "Vanitas" by Feike Santbergen .
In collaboration with violinist Matthijs Lievaart Stan started a production process to mimic a complete violin ensemble with only one to two violinist ( s) . Meanwhile they have the films " The Hell of '63 " , " Only You " , "Paper Here " and the single " Hell Foarby " of Locker violins provided under the name " Koch and Lievaart " .
Stan has always been fascinated by the strong relationship that exists between image and music , and he has shown that he has a great sense of film dramaturgy and the possibilities therein for film music . With his film compositions he always manages to put the necessary attention to detail . Currently Stan is increasingly focusing on game music, which he finds a very interesting direction , because it is still a relatively undeveloped field. Along with Than van Nispen he explores the compositional possibilities within a non - linear music system.
In 2006, Stan won the 2nd prize for music in the short film in the film contest on the " Unheard Film ", and in 2008 he was nominated for the European Talent Award at " Soundtrack Cologne " for the short film "Ark.