Creators of music and sound

We amplify stories with a piece of music, soundscape or just a single note to break the silence.
At Walvisnest, stories and sound come together.

Listen to our projects below.


Walvisnest is specialised in music composition and sound design.

We create audio to strengthen stories and set the right mood for an experience.
Our work is used in films, theatre, museum and advertisement.

Walvisnest is founded by Jornt Jan Bras and Ard Janssen.

Jornt Jan Bras

Area of expertise: conceptual thinking and composition.

Jornt is a conservatory graduate drummer and composer. During his bachelors in drums at the Rotterdam Conservatory he experimented with electronic drums to trigger audio, video and robotics. For his graduation he arranged a live performance of the compositions that came from these experiments. After his bachelor degree in drums he started his Master of Music research in Indonesian Gamelan music at the HKU in Hilversum and on Bali. His research focused on the Kendang drum and patterns that are played on the drum.

His studie on the island made him understand the Indonesian music a little better and this is a recognisable element in some of his music.

Jornt collects instruments and materials to use as a pallet of sounds for the composition of his music. His productions are playful and catchy. His self commissioned work is released as Boom boom du Terre.


Discography: Your favourite alBoom (Album, 2010), Blood Red (EP, 2015)

Ard Janssen

Area of expertise: composition, sound design, field recording

Ard is a Rotterdam-based dutch composer and sound designer who creates audio sculptures which are fragile, layered and characterized by great detail.

In 1999 he embarked on a study of electronic music composition at the institute of Sonology of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in June 2003.

Also producing music as Ard Bit

Discography: Yve (Single, 2018)Ellioth (EP, 2014), Yelleen (EP, 2012), Table For Two (EP, 2011), Spanon (Album, 2009)


Walvisnest is always up for new projects! Do you have a question or do you want more information? Call us or fill in the contact form:

walvis [at] walvisnest [dot] nl

Ard Janssen: +31(0)628064626
Jornt Jan Bras: +31(0)628116533