The music of Roald van Oosten ranges from pop gems to ghostly theatrical soundscapes. A versatile musician who grew up in Brussels and Haarlem, Roald became well known as the singer-guitarist of the legendary Amsterdam indie band Caesar. A collaboration with De Veenfabriek in 2006 marked the beginning of Roald's foray into composing music for stage and screen.
His pop sensibility was very well-received in the worlds of theatre, film, and television. Recent collaborations include 'Ondertussen in Casablanca' by Nationale Toneel / Jeroen de Man, 'Distel' by Orkater/ Michiel de Regt, 'Only the crows know where the children are' by Zuidelijk Toneel / Alexandra Broeder and Als ik de liefde niet heb by Ro theater / Marjolijn van Heemstra.
His last solo album 'A Stir is in the Air' came out early 2017. It was his second release for V2 Records after Oh Dark Hundred in 2016.
As a film/ documentary film composer Roald's music always has a sharp sense of melody, and a bit of mystery. For example the kaleidoscopic soundtrack for De Van Waveren Tapes, the first feature documentary by film director Wim van der Aar.
"With its road-movie vibe, the score is composed of slide guitars, melancholic, echoeing soundscapes, and a wealth of other sounds."
Recent projects: 'Out of sight', virtual reality film, Sara Kolster / Zesbaans. 'Room on the roof', virtual reality film, Sara Kolster / Jan Rothuizen. 'Love Radio', Transmedia project, Eefje Blankevoort / Anoek Steketee. 'Groenland', telefilm Tomas Kaan / Endemol, PVDA television promo, Arnold Verbruggen / Prospektor. De Grens. Television series, Tomas Kaan / VPRO / Hazazah. 'De Van Waveren Tapes', documentary, Wim van der Aar / VPRO / Hazazah.
Miscellaneous adventures in music, podcast, radioplay and such.
Recent projects: 'Mijn vader de Sterrenkijker' / Maartje Duin, 'Zeedrift' / Prosper de Roos, 'Vetplantliefde' / Bente Hamel. Guest programmer music for Festival De Keuze, Schouwburg Rotterdam. Featuring Beginners, Snowapple, Gallowstreet, and Awkward I to complete this intriguing and inspiring festival.