Ruben van der Horst is a music producer and composer from the Netherlands.
The twenty-five-year-old multi-instrumentalist spent his childhood traveling to countries like Kenya, Indonesia and South-Korea. He also lived in Albania and South-Africa. Doing so, he observed a massive diversity in cultures, people, and most of all in music.
Ruben was raised in a musical family, which brought with it a number of pro’s. From being a toddler on, Ruben waddled through the music studio his father and uncle had built under their house. He climbed on the drums, sneezed on the keyboards, and occasionally stuck a microphone in his mouth. Now that he is older, he makes use of this studio with the same exploratory attitude, but with a more focused mindset.
From an early age, Ruben took drum and classical piano lessons, giving him a solid base of theoretical knowledge in music. As a teenager, Ruben lived in Albania for three years. During this period, he started playing in rock bands with fellow musicians from Serbia, America, Uganda and Mexico. This was not only a great way to make new friends, but also showed a strong insight on how music can bring people together from different cultures and backgrounds. Back in the Netherlands, Ruben started playing in various punk, post- and progressive rock bands. These would also be the test subjects for his production experiments.
In 2021 Ruben received his Bachelor of Music Dutch at the University of the Arts, specialising in composition for media and music production.