Ella van der Woude

Composing sound: Mostly known for film soundtracks (arthouse drama’s, psychological horror) dark, ambient, quirky, neo-classical, piano, singer-songwriter, dreampop, indie, folk, sadcore

Ella van der Woude is a Swiss-Dutch, Amsterdam-based musician, songwriter and composer. A versatile artist who scores movies, performs in bands and immerses herself in a number of projects. In 2016, Van der Woude produced a dream pop/triphop EP with Stew Jackson (Massive Attack, Phantom Limb), and more recently released “Solo Piano” on Snowstar Records, an ambient piano-based album. 

Classically trained with a degree in composition, she has been composing film scores for most of her artistic life. Van der Woude has worked with top established and emerging filmmaking talent from The Netherlands, including Guido Hendrickx (Among Us, 2014; Stranger in Paradise, 2016), Ena Sendijarevic (Import, 2016; Take Me Somewhere Nice, 2019) and Mees Peijnenburg (A Hole in My Heart, 2014; We will never be Royals, 2015; Paradise Drifters, 2020). Recent cinema-related projects include Dutch actress Halina Reijn’s directorial debut Instinct, winner of the Variety Piazza Grande Award at the Locarno film festival, and Shariff Korver’s second feature Do Not Hesitate.