Learning about the Friends of the National Parks Foundation’s (FNPF) successful attempt to save the world’s most endangered bird inspired me to create the video and original music for Bali Starling – Saving an Endangered Species. Since using the Bali Starling’s natural sounds might encourage more illegal bird collectors, and lead to more poaching and the path […]

Nestled in Alaska’s Denali National Park, Sheldon Mountain House and Ruth Glacier find their home within the parks’ six million acres where solitude, tranquility and wilderness await. On a recent trip to this magical place, named after master glacier pilot Don Sheldon, photographer Sean Ruddy compiled a series of time-lapses. The music for this video is […]

Lisanne Aerts is a marine biologist passionate about underwater life, which she likes to share with others through her photography. She is also the force behind LAMA Ecological, a woman-owned small consultancy specializing in understanding and mitigating industry impacts to the environment. In her latest video, Lisanne showcases her recent underwater photographic impressions from Washington and British Columbia. These […]

The award winning nature documentary Return of the Salmon, a collaboration between photographer Tim Plowden and composer Christel Veraart, will be presented on October 18 at the 2016 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in New York. WCFF is an academic organization whose mission is to inform, engage and inspire audiences about the need for and importance of the protection […]

Lullaby (my latest composition) was written for Vivian Melde’s new production of the play The Child Behind the Eyes, a monodrama by acclaimed Israeli playwright Nava Semel. Featuring actress Nava Sarricino, the production debuts at the Victoria Fringe Festival on Vancouver Island in August 2016, with previews in Seward and further performances in Anchorage in […]

PRESS RELEASE – Print Version Composer Christel Veraart has won two prestigious awards (Award of Merit and Award of Recognition) from The Accolade Global Film Competition. The awards were given for Christel Veraart’s Original Score and Music Video of Winter Solstice, which envelopes the listener in the quiet yet breathtaking Alaskan landscape. Winter Solstice captures the intensity of winter, when days are […]

Winter Solstice, from Christel Veraart’s latest album Polar Suite, has been officially selected for the Los Angeles Cinefest Competition, an international event where Los Angeles film industry specialists watch and vote for The Best of The Festival in their category. Winners will be announced around Feb 25. All audio submissions participate in Best Audience Competition. Cast your vote between Feb […]

PRESS RELEASE – Print Version Christel Veraart has won two prestigious Awards of Merit from the IndieFEST Film Awards. The awards were given for Christel Veraart’s thrilling and mesmerizing “Original Score” and “Music Video” of Alyeska, which captures and envelopes the listener in the quiet yet breathtaking Alaskan landscape. In Alyeska, the listener hears, sees, […]

‘The Return of the Salmon’, a co-production of photographer Tim Plowden and composer Christel Veraart just won another award. This time ‘The Best Of Alaska Award’ by the Alaska International Film Awards. This independent film competition aims to recognize the best and brightest new work in international cinema and highlight Alaska’s important role in the international […]

‘Return of the Salmon’, a short nature documentary by  photographer Tim Plowden, has been officially selected at the British Documentary Film Festival in London. This short documentary film features Christel Veraart’s music, adapted from the award winning Polar Suite, a set of new compositions inspired by the breathtaking beauty of the Alaskan landscape. The British Documentary Film Festival provides a […]