Artist-composer Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) will kick off the Fourth Annual Mix Presents Sound for Film & Television event with a Keynote address on the creative interplay and emotional impact of sound and music in today’s media landscape. The event will be held on Saturday, September 16, at the world-class audio post-production facilities of Host Sponsor Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, Calif.
“Junkie XL first came to my attention as a DJ/Producer, when he appeared on the cover of the late, great Remix magazine,” says Tom Kenny, editor of Mix. “Then when Mark Mangini, one of film’s most inventive sound designers, spoke at our second annual event, he kept telling me about this guy, Tom Holkenborg, and how they worked together on Mad Max and Black Mass. Music and effects weaving in and out. Evocative and emotional. Now here we are, and we’re thrilled to have Tom in the house.”
Holkenborg is a Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum producer, musician, and composer now at the vanguard of a wave of exciting new film composers, with 20 years of experience and credits that include Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool, Black Mass, Divergent, Brimstone and the upcoming Justice League and The Dark Tower.
A native of Holland, while producing music he undertook mentorships with celebrated composers Harry Gregson Williams (Domino and Kingdom of Heaven) and Klaus Badelt (Catwoman). But things really started to fall into place when Holkenborg started collaborating with Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer. Their partnership lasted several years, and most recently included 2016’s blockbuster Batman vs Superman, which marked their seventh scoring collaboration
Throughout his career, education and mentorship have been key themes for Holkenborg. He created a Bachelor Program at the renowned ArtEZ Conservatorium, in his hometown of Enschede, for music composition, from which more than 200 students have graduated, and continued his commitment to education on digital platforms, producing the online tutorial series, Studio Time.
Mix Presents Sound for Film & TV is hosted by Sony Pictures Studios, with the support of Event Partners, the Motion Picture Sound Editor’s guild, and the Cinema Audio Society. At press time, sponsors include Dolby, Avid, JBL, Yamaha/Steinberg, Meyer Sound, Formosa Group, Westlake Pro, Audionamix, RSPE and Sound Particles.
Visit mixsoundforfillm.com for program details and registration information.