Presents

RENE AHOUD - FILM MUSIC COMPOSER

René Ahoud  is a composer of storytelling music for film and media, music library Sound Imagery, Tonedust and 22Oumuamua.

His greatest passion lies in crafting storytelling music that prioritizes atmosphere, emotion and creating a sound image.  Custom tracks or scores can be commissioned.  You can also browse the recently launched music library:  Sound Imagery.

GIVING A STORY MORE IMPACT!

RENE AHOUD - FILM SCORE COMPOSER - THE JOHNNY RAW STUDIO

“We communicate through images, sounds, and words, perpetually seeking original expression.  Our curiosity is most piqued by the unseen, the unheard – the uncharted territories of experience.  We yearn for novel ways to articulate our aspirations, unencumbered by what we know or what we once were.  To cast off that which no longer contributes to a new future.”

The core of my work lies in the synergy between image and sound. I have always been very much fascinated by the experiment that both music and sound seemed to invite me to, especially in relation to image or other storytelling content.  Music that pushes boundaries and challenges listeners…

 

 

 



THE NINTH CYCLE

The Ninth Cycle.

Excerpt of a series of tracks about Space – Structure – Nature.

While developing, we seek to find the niches that best suit the way we shape life in that period. This process seems to continue indefinitely while ultimately always confronting us with a boundary. It is the trial and error cycle that always accompanies creation. Ideally, we prevent repetition, but in the dynamics of change, repetition serves a steering function.

TONEDUST  is a soloproject by Rene Ahoud focussing on ambient, experimental, atmospheric and cinematic music and soundscapes.

THE LONE RANGER, HIS WIFE AND HER DOG

TONEDUST  is a soloproject by Rene Ahoud focussing on ambient, experimental, atmospheric and cinematic music and soundscapes.

An atmospheric trilogy that tells the story of a stressed out ranger who is unable to divide his time between horseback riding, his wife and her dog and as a consequence settles for a private nirvana.
The three downtempo cinematic tracks are supported by black&white “1930’s western-style” music video’s.
Being a delicate interplay of guitars, trumpet, drones, eerie synths and electro-acoustical orchestral elements, the music evolves alongside this narrative, adding both layers of suspense and laid-back melodies, ultimately contributing to a near cinematic experience.

ROOM IN AN EMPTY WINDOW

Room in an Empty Window.

Excerpt of a series of tracks about Space – Structure – Nature. Soon on Bandcamp !!!

TONEDUST  is a soloproject by Rene Ahoud focussing on ambient, experimental, atmospheric and cinematic music and soundscapes.

INTERFERENCE

INTERFERENCE is a spacious 3D music event / sound walk in Amsterdam

INTERFERENCE, a spacious 3D music event / sound walk in Amsterdam,  is a meditation on urban interaction. It focuses on contribution to a stronger connection with the surrounding urban area through both embracement and detachment. All aspects involved in the “urban experience” qualify for this interaction. The structures, the open space, the dwellings, the river, the trees, the people, the intimate stories as well as the melancholy and beauty of a distant skyline. Everything that might remind us of the scale of our compromise. The everyday beauty, the lost beauty, the hidden gems. There to be revealed.

Nine 3D widescreen music-scenes are composed for nine locations in Amsterdam. The result will be something in between a sound walk, a computer-game, a soundtrack and a shared listening experience.

Summer 2024 the premiere will take place…

TONEDUST  is a soloproject by Rene Ahoud focussing on ambient, experimental, atmospheric and cinematic music and soundscapes.

The project is kindly supported by @ Sena Muziekproductiefonds.

ELECTRIC

TONEDUST  is a soloproject by Rene Ahoud focussing on ambient, experimental, atmospheric and cinematic music and soundscapes.

DOCUMENTARY TOGETHER WE CYCLE

  1. THE MASTERPLAN 0:58
  2. RECENTLY 1:38
  3. OUTSIDE THE CITIES 1:55
  4. THE TITLES 2:06

The film Together we cycle investigates the critical events that led to the revival of the Dutch cycling culture. Many people think that cycling in the Netherlands is a natural phenomenon. However, until the 1970s the development of mobility in the Netherlands followed trends across the globe. The bicycle had had its day, and the future belonged to the car. The only thing that had to be done was to adapt cities to the influx of cars.

CAMPFIRE STORIES

TONEDUST  is a soloproject by Rene Ahoud focussing on ambient, experimental, atmospheric and cinematic music and soundscapes.

ARCHAIC STRUCTURES

TONEDUST  is a soloproject by Rene Ahoud focussing on ambient, experimental, atmospheric and cinematic music and soundscapes.

The 3 tracks on Archaic Structures were made as part multimedia shorts and a contribution to an evening of Gothic inspiration in Amsterdam’s FOAM in remembrance of Lord Byron’s ghost story competition.

FEATURE FILM SUNSET CONTRACT

  1. SUNSET CONTRACT OPENING 0:48
  2. THE CHARACTERS OF THE PLAY INTRO 1:42
  3. HOW BRAD MEETS MARY 2:55
  4. STICKS AND SWORDS 2:31
  5. CONVERSATION OF THE DAY 1:38

Music and audio post production for both film and trailer.

In this modern folktale, social media CEO Brad meets a mysterious woman in his beautiful new beach villa. She confronts him with a contract he can’t remember agreeing to. “To be executed before sunset – that would be nice”. Unaware of her sinister intentions, he struggles to get rid of her. When his sceptical girlfriend Mary suddenly appears, he finds himself bounced about by two fiery women.

What once looked like an ordinary agreement suddenly turns out to be a matter of life and death.

22OUMUAMUA - ROMANTICISM

22OUMUAMUA is an ambient, electro-acoustic and jazz  music duo from Amsterdam, consisting of Jack de Jong and Rene Ahoud.

DOCUMENTARY WHY WE CYCLE

  1. LOOK BACK 2:40
  2. CITYRIDE 1:53
  3. EXIT 1:08
  4. EXIT TITLES 1:15

To the Dutch, cycling is as normal as breathing. We don’t think about it, we just do it. Perhaps the fact that we don’t think about it, is the key to the bicycle’s success in this country. But because we do not give cycling a second thought, we don’t really know what the deeper needs of cyclists are. In the documentary ‘Why we cycle’ we take a ride with ordinary cyclists and specialists from a variety of disciplines. These conversations uncover some obvious, but even more hidden effects of cycling on people, on societies, and on the organization of cities.

22OUMUAMUA - 22OUMUAMUA

22OUMUAMUA is an ambient, electro-acoustic and jazz  music duo from Amsterdam, consisting of Jack de Jong and Rene Ahoud.

Guitar, electronics, bass clarinet, saxophones.
22OUMUAMUA in search for empty space to give birth to intuitive compositions with an emphasis on atmosphere.
Juggling between jazz, cinematic, electronic & ambient.
Not necessarily knowing where to go but the wish to invoke specific sound images.
22 OUMUAMUA settles for outer urban ambient. Music in-between soundscape and soul-soothing ritual

MUSIC LIBRARY

SOUND IMAGERY is is a music library, composed by Rene Ahoud.

Sound Imagery, launched recently, is comprising of  storytelling, cinematic  and atmospheric tracks or plain simple melodic quirky tunes. The music feels  “organic and human”.  The library consists of pre-made tracks that can be customized and licensed. Custom tracks or scores can be commissioned. Are you working on films, documentaries, commercials or any imagery or online content that needs supportive and original music? Find out how Sound Imagery can give your story more impact!

The launch of Sound Imagery was kindly supported by BUMA Investeringsfonds Muziek.

 

More tracks available at SOUND IMAGERY…

REELS

AUDIO REELS

Theme-based audio reels consisting of fragments from work for film, artists, music library Sound Imagery or from work for projects currently in production.

 

  1. THE TENSION BUILD UP 8.28
  2. THE FANTASY STORY ITCH 5.52
  3. THE DRONE FLOW 6:30
  4. THE MIDFIELD SCOPE 8:54