We are a composer duo from Canada and Germany, producing music from our studios in Vienna, New York and Vancouver. We work with incredible musicians from around the world and perform live as TFO.
Edo Van Breemen
Edo grew up in Miami and Vancouver, where he was mentored in classical and improvisational piano. While completing an environmental science degree in university he started two bands, ran a record label, and operated a small underground venue in Vancouver. This led to deeper forays into electronic composition and live improvisational performance. After a composing residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2008, Edo toured extensively with his band, Brasstronaut, and was introduced to film scoring through connections with a group of emerging directors.
Moving to New York in 2011, he worked with a pool of recording musicians, including Rafiq Bhatia, Nadia Sirota, Chris Wang, Alexander Overington, and other notable artists on a variety of film scores. Focusing on studio production quality led to an interest in three dimensional sound installation work and spatial-sound research.
Edo is currently an artist-in-residence at the 4D Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest, Hungary, and is developing a conceptual, immersive sound-therapy programme for meditation and trauma recovery.
Johannes Winkler is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, orchestrator, arranger, and producer based in Vienna, Austria. He has a masters degree in both composition for moving pictures, and also in sound engineering, from The University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.
His main Instrument and biggest passion is the grand piano which he invested endless hours in his youth to master. Although being classically trained he was always interested in expanding and bending the limits of each genre.
Johannes worked as soundengineer for cinema movies, TV shows and commercials. He has also done Mixing and Mastering jobs for Movies and electronic music tracks. In the course of his career, Johannes has worked with acclaimed composer, Ed Neumeister (Inception, Ice Age), and has also composed works for Netflix, Hulu, ORF, ZDF, The National Geographic Channel, BBC, and others.
Johannes also specializes in 3D recording and mixing techniques for live hall orchestral capture.