Amos Osterhaus

Composer, Song Writer.

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Sitting at the piano for hours on end patiently digging for musical treasure, experimenting with melodies, harmonies, rhythms and progressions to convey emotion and to wake up the imagination. My name is Amos Osterhaus, I am an experienced composer from Holland.Tell me about your project, endeavour, or your musical wishes, and we will be in touch.

The Piano is often the starting point of my compositions. I love, and wholeheartedly embrace the many colours this instrument can help produce. The piano, to me, is an instrument for musical composition, and a good one at that. In quite a few of my compositions though you wouldn't be able to tell that there was ever a piano involved. I write music for small orchestral settings. I perform and record the music, or I produce music using sampled instruments and synthesizers. I have written compositions for a small choir and for stage performances (theatre).
I write and produce music and songs in many genres, from classical to metal and from jazz to EDM.
A defining property of my music is often its eclectic, emotion driven, and narrating nature.
I am up for a challenge and I work hard.

The services I offer:
Producing, and recording, fully mixed tracks or stems of my compositions for:
- a Film, a game or for a theatre production.
- a Backing-track and melody-line as the basis for a song (for instance based upon lyrics provided by the client)

Writing Scores:
- for Solo piano
- for Choir
- for chamber orchestra or other small orchestral settings.
- Writing scores for songs based upon lyrics supplied by the client

I am not a ghost composer.
Special requirements with regards to royalties or digital rights management should always be discuss first.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Interview with Amos Osterhaus

  1. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  2. A: The amount of time it takes to truly find something special in music is tremendous. Finding just any odd melody is easy, but sifting through it all to find a hidden gem takes ages.

  3. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  4. A: Try to find someone with whom you can get on the same wavelength. Communication is key.

  5. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  6. A: A silent (semi digital) piano, a tuning fork to keep that thing in tune, A zoom H6, A computer with DAW and software for music production, and a solar generator to power it all :)

  7. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  8. A: Technically more than 20 years although professionally I would say about six years.

  9. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  10. A: A good convolution reverb (I recommend Mir) does wonders.

  11. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  12. A: Most of my work has a classical character.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: I have patience (at least with music I do :)

  15. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  16. A: Technically more than 20 years although professionally I would say about six years.

  17. Q: What's your typical work process?

  18. A: I typically start at the piano, bringing any ideas to the DAW later on.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: I have patience (at least with music I do).

  21. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  22. A: Daniel Licht, Thomas Szczesniak, Sofia Goebaidoelina, William Allaudin Mathieu.

  23. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  24. A: Typically I am composing small to medium sized (<30 min) pieces of music. I have created many compositions (based upon lyrics) for stage performances of theatre students and novices.

Amos Osterhaus - Safe Haven

I was the Composer and Pianist in this production

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