Rens Machielse

Composer, lecturer, researcher, advisor

Rens Machielse is the former director of HKU Music and Technology, one of the eight schools of HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. He lectured film music at a.o. the Film Academy Amsterdam, the Film Academy Baden Württemberg and the Reid School of Music University of Edinburgh. Rens is a former board member of Buma/Stemra and composed music for over three hundred theatre plays and audiovisuals such as TV series, feature films, documentaries, commercials and animations. He was awarded for his music several times during his career by Buma/Stemra and at the New York Festivals. After his retirement as HKU director Rens is active again as a composer, lecturer, researcher and advisor. An overview of this all can be found on his website