No Man’s Land: Rutger Hoedemaekers’ Score To The Hulu/Arte TV International Thriller Debuts!

Lakeshore Records has released the soundtrack to No Man’s Land, the new international series coming to Hulu on November 18!  The album features score by award-winning composer Rutger Hoedemaekers (“Trapped”).  See below for more about the composer and the forthcoming drama starring James Krishna Floyd, Jo Ben Ayed, and Julia Faure.

Get to know Series Composer Rutger Hoedemaekers in this exclusive interview over at Series Mania.

“Pitched at Series Mania Forum 2017 under the title Fertile Crescent, No Man’s Land  received the 50 000€ prize for Best Project as part of the Co-Pro Pitching Sessions and was selected in International Competition at Series Mania 2020. “

No Man’s Land premieres November 18 on Hulu (start free trial).

Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Listen]

Track List
01. The Story of Anna
02. Reyhanli
03. We’re In Syria
04. YPJ Marches
05. In The Hearts of Men
06. This Is Not a Good Day
07. You’re In The Wrong Fucking Place
08. Enemy Forces and Heading West
09. The Girl on TV
10. Onward to Battle
11. No Man’s Land
12. The Most Meaningful Thing
13. My Way Is Very Far
14. Lorî Lorî Lorîka min – Hanane Helasse

Rutger Hoedemaekers /first started creating music in his teens, at first composing for computer games and later producing ambient and techno in the emerging electronic scene. He went on to study composition at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague but left after one year because the classical world wasn’t for him, yet. He started working with electronic acts and rock bands, gaining experience in writing and producing. In 2007, Hoedemaekers spent time in New York, Connecticut, and San Diego, co-producing an album for indie-rock band Voicst, along with Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Jónsi). That same year, he moved to Berlin and started plans to found a studio there. Together with two friends, Hoedemaekers converted a 3500-square-feet factory floor in Kreuzberg into a modular studio with 8 rooms. Over the next few years, the studio became a creative hub for composers and musicians, with tenants including Jóhann Jóhannsson, Dustin O’Halloran, and Hildur Gudnadottir. Since then, Hoedemaekers has not only spent time on his solo band project, Bart Constant, but also started working as a composer for film and TV.  In 2015, he was asked by Jóhann Jóhannsson to co-compose the score for acclaimed Icelandic crime series Trapped (BBC4, France 2, ZDF) with him and Hildur Gudnadottir.  Hoedemaekers went on to work with Jóhannsson on Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! and composed additional music for James Marsh’s The Mercy (2018). In 2018, Rutger scored his first feature as a solo composer for German production The Last Berliner, which won Best Feature at the Manchester Film Festival. He subsequently created the score for Hulu/Arte TV series No Man’s Land (2020). In the same year, Hoedemaekers signed with FatCat’s imprint 130701 and is set to release his first record on the label in March 2021.

No Man’s Land dives into the depths of the Syrian civil war through the eyes of Antoine, a young French man, in search for his estranged, presumed to be dead sister. While unraveling the mystery, piece by piece, Antoine ends up joining forces with a unit of Kurdish female fighters, fierce women and ISIS’ biggest nightmare and travels with them in ISIS-occupied territory. Antoine’s journey crosses paths with adventurers and anarchists, spies and innocent victims, and provides a unique look on the tragic events in Syria, and the way they affect the entire world.


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