Artist spotlight: Tom Holkenborg
Compared with his contemporaries and predecessors in the world of film scoring, Tom Holkenborg is a difficult man to place. He’s not a John Williams or a James Horner, neither is he a Clint Mansell or a Hans Zimmer; although he spent several years collaborating and shares a common background in electronic music with the latter. He’s a totally unique figure, and the blockbusters in his film scoring credits tell a story. Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool, The Dark Tower, Batman vs. Superman, Terminator: Dark Fate, Godzilla vs Kong—it’s a decidedly modern list, with a pop culture parallel that suggests a composer at ease with contemporary brush strokes.