Ruud van Eeten (b. 1973) composed his first pieces when he was 11 years old. He earned Bachelor’s degrees in Orchestral Conducting and Theory of Music at the Brabants Conservatory of Tilburg, and received his Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague.
Van Eeten’s music can be described as intuitive. His musical childhood and teenage years had a big influence on his musical language. As a choir boy he sang Gregorian music and as a trombone player in a wind orchestra, he heard many different kinds of music which, in a way, are present in his language.
In many ways, van Eeten was also influenced by his part in the generation that was in the beginning of the electronic dance music. His music can be described as harmonic, rhythmical, and open in style.