Bert Jacobus Martinus Selen (born 30 August 1985) is a Dutch music producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Los Angeles. His scoring work includes the primetime Internationally Syndicated TV show "Rules of Engagement",(Sony/CBS), "Fast Layne" (Disney Channel),"Raven's Home" (Disney Channel), "K.C. Undercover" (Disney Channel), "Lab Rats" (Disney), "Lab Rats: Elite Force" (Disney), "Mystery Girls" ([ABC Family) and “Power Rangers Dino Fury” (Nickelodeon & Netflix). His music has been featured in a variety of TV shows, including: "Parks and Recreation" (NBC), “NCIS Los Angeles” (CBS), "The Mentalist" (CBS), “Gossip Girl” (CW), “Awkward” (MTV), “Finding Carter” (MTV), Trailers: “Danny Collins” (Al Pacino), Advertising: “American Music Awards” (E! Network), Verizon, Vogue, Logitech, Head & Shoulders, as well as in Video Games “WET” (Artificial Mind and Movement/Bethesda Softworks) Stage productions “The Pee-Wee Herman show on Broadway” (HBO), and “Pee-Wee Herman live at the Nokia Theatre”.

Bert Selen
Birth nameBert Jacobus Martinus Selen
Born (1985-08-30) 30 August 1985 (age 36)
Kessel-Eik, Netherlands
Occupation(s)Producer, musician, composer, TV/film composer
Websitewww.bertselen.com

Early lifeEdit

Selen was born in Kessel-Eik, The Netherlands.

Musical careerEdit

At age 17, Selen he moved to the United States with his former band. Selen assumed producer duties on their first record. As interest for his services mounted, he started working with local and international acts. Broadening his focus to include the TV and film business, his songs appeared on national primetime shows such as “Parks and Recreation" (NBC) and "The Mentalist" (CBS). At age 23, his work on "Rules of Engagement" (Sony/CBS) earned him a BMI Film & Television Awards for "Composing for a Top Grossing Prime Time Television Show", being the youngest composer in the room.[1]

In 2009 he provided original music for the “Artificial Mind and Movement" video game "WET"[2]

Selen composed and produced songs for Pee-Wee Herman's comeback shows on Broadway and at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles,[3] produced and recorded a rendition of Mr. Big's "To Be with You" with the "Rules of Engagement" cast, and started composing the music for the new Disney Live-action comedy series "Lab Rats".[4] He also scored music for "X-Japan's" Sankyo promotional video's.

Selen co-wrote, produced and mixed the debut album for “Fire in the Hamptons”, a Los Angeles-based Electro-pop group.

Selen operates his Music production company in North Hollywood, CA.

EquipmentEdit

Selen is Endorsed by Adams Drums, and Line 6.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BMI Film & Television Awards Tout Composers of Year's Top Film, Television, & Cable Music". 21 May 2009.
  2. ^ Video on YouTube
  3. ^ "The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway (TV Movie 2011) - IMDb".
  4. ^ "Lab Rats: Bionic Island (TV Series 2012–2016) - IMDb".

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