Tess van der Velde (1992) is an Amsterdam based film/media composer and songwriter.
She studied a Bachelor Pop at the Conservatory of Amsterdam from 2011 – 2015. During that time, besides being songwriter in several bands, she started doing more and more music for commercials.
After graduating she decided to continue down this path by entering the Master Composing for Film at the Dutch Film Academy. During her Masters she had a chance to collaborate on a number of films and commercials and has been doing so ever since.
Her style is best described as light hearted, dreamy and quircky, but could easily be something totally different.
In her music you will often hear electronic instruments, piano, guitar and vocals.
You can listen to her scores in fiction films&series like: ANNE+, Bep&Bodien, VLAM, LIV and Cavello, in documentaries such as: De Vliegende Hond, Skip en de Rhytm Rangers, Zwitserse Kust, Zoals Zij and Nettiquette and she worked on commercials for: Bijenkorf, Philips, KLM, La Redoute, Amorelie and Zalando amongst others.