After studying Sonology at the conservatory in The Hague, Rene took it a step further with a sound engineering course at the School of Audio Engineering. He worked in audio post-production for radio and television and founded Johnny Raw Studio in 2006. Here he composed for radio and television, did voice tracking for computer games, audio books, commercials and audio tours. He performed live at Barend en van Dorp, Lowlands and various theatres. Since the COVID years he focusses on composing and producing narrative music and sound for film, documentary, art projects, videos and 3D sound in public space.