Werner Urban (born Werner U.J. Groeneveld) is a Dutch composer/producer of contemporary beats and soundtracks.
His musical signature is rooted in the late 80’s and 90’s hip hop and street-art movement. Attracted to the energy of ‘the beat’, Werner developed a style of music, which is strongly based upon rhythm. His interest in street-art culture and visual art in general is at the base of his passion for working cross media. It also triggers his sense for capturing ‘the unheard’: field recordings and dissected recordings of day-to-day sounds are part of his sound-pallet.
Werner studied Musicology, Audio-Engineering, Studio-Sound, Corporate Communication and Music Publishing. He runs Boombox, an alternative hip hop label and Raw, an urban production music label.
Over the years, broadcasting networks and media production companies employed Werner to write tailor made soundtracks to their projects. Werner can cater his style of production to your specific needs, whether it’s a sound design, an artist song, trailer music, a soundlogo or a full lenght movie score.
Credits: Sound design & music
Credits: Sound design
Credits: Sound design/voice-over recording
Client: Vicky Smits
Besides custom made music, there are hundreds of Werner Urban tracks available for professional use in television, radio, film, video, advertising and new media. A wide variety of corporate video production companies synchronise his music, as well as broadcasting networks worldwide.
To allow worldwide access to his production music, Werner runs his own label RAW and collaborates with independent and major music labels and publishers around the globe. If you want to get acquainted to his repertoire and want to include tracks in your productions, feel free to contact the publishers below:
Armed with a fieldrecorder and a pair of headphones, Werner hits the street to create and capture sonic structures to compose soundtracks and music with. He uses the acoustics of abandoned buildings and desolate places, while designing and recording sounds out of trash and scrap material found on the spot. His ‘audio expeditions’ took him to different spots like Berlin, Duisberg, Wroclaw and Mexico.
GATES OF UTRECHT (A1 POSTER)
‘Gates Of…’ is a photography project by Werner Urban, capturing front doors in European city’s. ‘Gates Of Utrecht’ is an A1 poster and can be ordered via email@example.com. Price €10,- (without shipping). Also available at www.om-geving.nl
GATES OF AMSTERDAM (A1 POSTER)
‘Gates Of Amsterdam’ is an A1 poster and can be ordered via firstname.lastname@example.org. Price €10,- (without shipping).
GATES OF BERLIN (A1 POSTER)
‘Gates Of Berlin’ is an A1 poster and can be ordered via email@example.com. Price €10,- (without shipping).
GATES OF PARIS (A1 POSTER)
‘Gates Of Paris’ is an A1 poster and can be ordered via firstname.lastname@example.org. Price €10,- (without shipping).
3522 VB Utrecht
info [at] wernerurban.nl