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Wanted immediately: Entrepreneurial office management and communication intern

Wanted immediately: Entrepreneurial office management and communication intern

At Big Orange - The Audio Agency, we tell stories of brands and museums in audio.

We are creative makers and our composers, marketers and project managers enjoy working with brands, creative agencies and museums on top quality audio productions. We do this for the Rijksmuseum, ABN AMRO, Volkswagen and NETFLIX, among others.

We are growing fast and that is why we are looking for an enthusiastic and studious intern who wants to strengthen our office in Amsterdam. The activities are diverse and mainly focused on support in communication, operations and office management.

Example work

Office management tasks (orders, customer reception, making coffee)

Administrative actions (entering receipts, drawing up invoices) cleaning and refilling voice-over file

Taking on small projects (customer contact, pre-selection of voice casting, drafting a quote, arrangements/planning)

Turn off external communication and make (social) media posts.

We want you!

Are you a cheerful MBO or HBO student with an eye for detail who's following a course in office management, communication, commercial economy, secretariat or (financial) administration? Then we would like to get in touch. We are happy to organize the internship together with you to get the most out of it for both parties. So you can largely fill it in yourself.

🍁Autumn holidays TIP #1🍂

The Maritime Museum - Amsterdam.

This is the unique retrospective about father and son Willem van de Velde. Two leading marine painters in the seventeenth century, each with their own specialism: pen painting and oil painting. This includes a fun audio tour in which presenter Lucas De Man reflects on the work of the Van de Veldes together with various guests. In collaboration with radio station Classicnl, Dominic Seldis has selected music for various works.

How Can a Company Podcast Help My Team?

Embrace the company podcast to boost communication, build culture, and foster wellbeing for your entire team.

Growing in popularity, company podcasts, also known as internal podcasts, are making waves and changing the status quo for a wide variety of teams. Employed by world-leading brands, these high-quality productions are for your people only — just as the name suggests — and, when applied correctly, pack benefits that will positively impact not only your business but the experience of everyone on your team. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the benefits an effective company podcast can pack for the folks at your company. Read More

Blind Spot Project

Dutch museum fills ‘Blind Spot’ with exhibit for visually impaired.

Utrecht Central Museum launched a very special project by Jasper Udink ten Cate and Jeroen Prins this month to make artworks more accessible and enjoyable for the visually impaired.

BBC news mentioned the project! Check here.

The exhibit recreates existing paintings but with extra dimensions combined different senses, such as sound and smell – including the aroma of ripe cheese. And for once, people are allowed to touch.

We are thrilled to have filled the auditory sense in this experience with music, sound design and 3D narrative audio.

Next up is Milan, Masterly Exhibit, Dutch pavilion 5 - 10 September

Member in the spotlight - Jos Jansen

As posted by ADCN: Club for creativity: Our next Member in the Spotlight is Jos Jansen, Founder of Big Orange, a contemporary audio agency based in Amsterdam and Utrecht. Jos is Partner, Creative Director, Composer and Sound Designer. He focuses on developing Immersive Podcasts, Creative Audio Tours, Audio Experiences and Original Soundtracks for brands and cultural organisations. Yet his passion for music doesn’t stop there, Jos is also a singer and plays piano and guitar. Read the article

The sound of 'Doodstil'

How does 'Dead Quiet' sound? .......? --------? """""""?

At Big Orange - The Audio Agency we like a challenge, which is why we have given the Groningen village 'Doodstil' its own audio identity in the form of a soundtrack and sound logo.

In collaboration with Dorpsbelangen Zandeweer Eppenhuizen Doodstil and the residents.

De Soundtrack 🎧:

Radio 1 journaal:


What Can 3D Spatial Audio 🎧 Do For Brands?

Founder and Creative Partner, Ad van Dongen, wrote a piece on #spatialaudio — an exciting technology changing the face of audio storytelling.

All brands need to pay attention. Read here

Seaweed sausages and insect burgers?

Read about our podcast series for ABN AMRO MeesPierson 'Destination 2032' on Business Insider. And for more indepth info, check out that podcast 🎧

Graphite Pencil at the D&AD Awards

To execute such an innovative idea by 215 McCann is a joy to work on, and the reward, well...

Graphite Pencil at the D&AD Awards for Xbox Series X “Walking in Steve’s Dreams

Royal opening exhibition Slavery!

The wait was long, but King Willem-Alexander opens the exhibition Slavery this afternoon (Tuesday, May 18th) in the Rijksmuseum. The opening will be broadcasted live by the NOS at 3.55 pm via NPO1. The highlights of the opening can be seen in a special evening broadcast at 10.35 pm, which also includes interviews and reports.

The Slavery exhibition will be accessible to everyone online from Tuesday afternoon, May 18th, via the Rijksmuseum website.

The Slavery exhibition will open to the general public as soon as possible and will be on display until August 29, 2021.

ABN AMRO Podcast: Destination 2032

We are proud to present 'Destination 2032'. Our latest project commissioned by ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

In this 4-part podcast series, Anic van Damme visits inspiring experts and entrepreneurs who think from the future.

We dive into the world of alternative proteins, the office of the future, a property-free existence and we discover how we can take control of our own health. In this way, as an entrepreneur, you remain at the forefront of tomorrow's society.

Listen here: ABN AMRO Website Spotify Apple Podcast

Many thanks to everyone who made 'Destination 2032' possible: Lisendy Frederik, Marike Siekman-Tuinstra, Anic van Damme, Miriam van 't Veer, Ruben Smit, Ad van Dongen, Nadia Menkveld, Alexander De Kleermaeker, Rob Morren, Joost Wouters, Edward de Jager, Daan Luining, Hans Dagevos, Erik de Heus, Thea van Kemenade, Hugo Westerink, Willem Peter de Ridder, Peter den Hartog, Han Mesters, Thomas Antonioli, Emily Gray and Nancy Bocken

Mengelberg's List

On the 4th of May, the EO will broadcast the documentary "Mengelberg's List". A documentary about the world-famous conductor of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Willem Mengelberg. Because he had Nazi sympathies, he was severely punished after World War II and dismissed as a collaborator and traitor. However, it now appears that he was also actively involved in the rescue of dozens of Jews. The documentary is about whether Mengelberg should be remembered for the lives he saved, or whether the label 'war criminal' suits him better.

The documentary is full of music composed by Big Orange and produced by MOONDOCS, directed by Jaap Van Eyck. Don't forget! Tuesday 4 May, 10:45 PM, NPO2.

Webby nomination for XBOX

Help us out! We are nominated for the Webby's!

The Webby Awards are the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The Branded audio experience that we made in collaboration with Xbox, Microsoft and McCann215 called ‘’Xbox Series X: Walking In Steve’s Dreams’’ received a nomination. We are nominated in the category ‘’Social’’ for ‘’Experimental Innovation’’.

Click here to vote

Thanks for your support!

thepowerofsound #xbox #webby #audio #bigorange #seriesx #3daudio #binaural

2020. What a year!

And while it's not in our system to look back too often, it's still highly rewarding to see how many brands, museums and organizations grasp and appreciate the importance of great audio.

Thx to team Big Orange: Ad van Dongen, Vincent de Koning, Jos Jansen, Vincent Witte, Jolien Neperus, Alexander De Kleermaeker, Rik Rensen.

Rijksmuseum - Slavery Exhibition

“An exhibition about slavery. Not as an abstract concept, but in the form of personal and true stories. Stories from Brazil, Suriname and the Caribbean, as well as from South Africa and Asia ”. This is how the Rijksmuseum itself describes the exhibition that we have contributed to in recent months. A sensitive subject. A period of 250 years that is an inseparable part of our history. An important topic. A subject that will now have its own exhibition, on which we have contributed in recent months. For us a fantastic challenge to provide this exhibition with two audio tours. Ten impressive stories about ten people from this period. Narrated by, among others, Joy Delima, Remy Bonjasky and Glenn Helberg, who each have a bond with one of the ten people from their own background. Children can listen to a separate tour in which narrator Yosina Rumajauw goes back in time with the listener. The exhibition “Slavery - ten true stories” opens in the spring of 2021, in the Rijksmuseum.

3D audio explained

We get a lot of questions about 3D audio (or 9D, which is a different name for the same thing 😀). A couple of years ago we created this short movie in which our Ad van Dongen explains the complete thing in a nutshell. Check it out here, all you 3D, 8D, 9D, binaural lovers! And don't forget to put on your headphones.

2 Podcasts #1 on Apple Podcasts

We’re proud to say that 2 of our podcasts are on the number 1 spot of all time in their respectable categories on the Apple Podcasts charts: For Places & Travel we lead the charts with "Verborgen Verhalen" for ANWB. A podcast that takes the listener to all the outskirts of the Netherlands. Investigating if local stories and legends are truth or fairytale.

For Visual Arts we take the lead with “In het Rijks”. In this podcast, curators, experts and artists tell remarkable stories about Artworks of the Rijksmuseum and their makers. We want to thank everybody for listening and voting and also the amazing team of people we get to work with on these fantastic projects.

Verborgen Verhalen: Marvin Jacobs, Maaike Luijer, Niek-Jan Lathouwers, Pascal van Hulst, Born05

In het Rijks: Frederique van Reij, Wieneke ‘t Hoen, Marieke Zekveld, Rijksmuseum

Romance in Hanoi

Last week the album "Romance in Hanoi" by cello player Ha Mien has been released in Vietnam. The album is an intercultural cooperation between our Ad van Dongen and Ha Mien, it's a meeting of East and West. Ad composed 4 songs and arranged 2 traditional Vietnamese songs. The album will be available on Spotify shortly. Meanwhile here's the videoclip of the opening song Firegirl.

Rijksmuseum Masterpieces Up Close

Have you seen the Rijksmuseum online masterpieces tour yet? It grants everybody a unique opportunity to digitally walk in the great Gallery of Honour of the Rijksmuseum and experience all the masterpieces with our accompanying audiotours. Zoom in closer than you could ever stand in front of the Nights Watch and see the masterpiece in the highest detail. Hopefully next year we’ll be able to welcome you again and you’ll be able to see everything in the museum and hear all our audio tours ;-) Experience it for yourself at

Sounds of Amsterdam

Every year, around 5 million tourists visit the beautiful city of Amsterdam. This year has seen quite a drop in these numbers, and we're sure we don't have to tell you why. The past week we've been working on bringing this great idea by our friends from Natwerk to life. To give the the followers of I amsterdam a little taste of our city, we made a 3D audio tour that sonically teleports you to different spots. Showcasing what the different neighbourhoods of Amsterdam have to offer. Right now we're waiting for better days. Until then, put on your headphones and immerse yourself in the typically Amsterdam sounds from the comfort of your home. Check de 3D audio experiences here.

T-Mobile introduces 9D audio thriller 'Caller Unknown'

We're thrilled (pun intended) to share the audio-thriller we've created with CODE D'AZUR for T-Mobile. In "Caller Unknown" we placed the listener in the middle of an exciting story using 9D audio.

Tasers, guns, dreams, fast driving cars, crime scenes. A true Hollywood story brought to life with sound design and voice acting by Monic Hendrickx, Victor Low and Sergio Hasselbaink. If you have time, don't miss out on this one.

Emerce Wrote an article about this project.

XBOX - Power Your Dreams

New work for Xbox. Yay! Xbox Series X powers your dreams, and for the launch of the all-new console, Xbox partnered with dream scientists and the dream recording technology, Hypnodyne, to explore what gamers dream of after playing for the first time on the most powerful Xbox ever. Our part in this collaboration with Xbox was to bring the dreams of visually-impaired gamer #BlindGamerSteve, to life through immersive 3D spatial sound. The result: “Walking in Steve’s Dreams” Check out his actual 100% real dream about Destiny , press play, and close your eyes . . .

Kansfonds with Murth Mossel

Always nice to work with the great Murth Mossel. What a voice ... This time for Kansfonds, with their beautiful campaign for homeless young people.

In Europa - The sex of the strongest

The twenty-part series in which VPRO travels through today's Europe together with Geert Mak, continues.

We have already arrived at Season 3 Afl. 12 - The sex of the strongest. The hashtag #metoo conquered the world in 2017. But when journalist Tristane Banon told about the sexual assault by Dominique Strauss-Kahn in 2007 and 2011, all of France fell over her. Watch this beautiful episode here, while enjoying the soundtrack we composed especially for In Europe.

Watch here

ANWB Verborgen Verhalen

Episode 7 of Verborgen Verhalen is finished, waiting for you in your favorite podcast app!

What is true of the countless stories about the hellhound? The animal with fire-breathing eyes would wander around in the Achterhoek, near the village of De Lutte. When you meet the beast, people close to you will be affected by disaster. And that is more than just a strong story, as our Pascal discovers during his search for this mythical animal.

Listen here

ANWB - Hidden Stories Podcast

Last month, the Hidden Stories podcast, which we produced for the ANWB, was number 1 at Apple Podcasts in the "Places & Travel" category. Yay! Great time to check it out! 8 stories from the ten-part series are now live. Stories in which you are taken to unknown places in the Netherlands. Each episode a mystery is unraveled for you.

Check the trailer here.

Virtual Amsterdam Marathon

Every year, TCS Amsterdam Marathon fills the streets of Amsterdam with runners from all over the world. This year the virtual edition fills your headphones with a 3D audio experience. During the experience, DJ MACKS (Max Krul) plays you the hottest tracks, taking you on an energetic run enriched with a custom made, Amsterdam themed audio experience. We recorded typical sounds in 3D, like bicycles, trams and barrel organs to give runners a realistic experience of running a marathon in this beautiful city. And of course it wouldn't be a marathon without people cheering you on from the sideline. Listen here and experience it for yourself. (Don't forget to put on headphones for the full 3D effect.)

On the road with henk

Another day on the road with our beloved friend Henk, our 3D audio microphone. He didn't want to wear a mask, but luckily all of us did. Can you guess what we have been recording? There's a main theme going on here. The past weeks we've been working on this special project.

Rijks podcast with Janine Abbring

The recordings are finishied! We've included a ton of interesting interviews for Season 2 of #inhetRijks, where Janine Abbring interviews several guests about 17th century artwork. And the first episode of Season 2 is already online! It's about how sculptor Gregor van der Schardt made a self-portrait in 3D. Not particularly easy if you don't know what your own crown looks like 😉 Listen to the episode on your favorite podcast app. Or here at the Rijks website.

Celebrating 20 years of sound!

20 years ago, as three freshly graduated students, we founded Big Orange. Soon after we opened one of the first professional recording and production studios in the centre of Utrecht. Forward 20 years, 108 awards (#truestory), 1254 bottles of champagne and 5 kids, we are still going strong. Thanks to a fantastic team, great clients, and awesome friends and family. Our team members suffer from a weird kind of fatigue occasionally (see 4 pictures at the bottom), but we still carry them through making great music, producing the most bizarre sound design and recording the best actors in the world. Due to Corona, we can't organise a kick-ass party to celebrate this year, but we definitely will next year! @everybody: thanks for the great ride so far, and let's keep creating beautiful things together in the next 20 years!

3x Dutch Creativity Awards 🔥 🔥 🔥

We are very proud that Memorials of Amsterdam has been nominated for three Dutch Creativity Awards! In the categories Outdoor, Media and (extra especially for us) Craft - Sound. During Remembrance Day on May 4, Memorials of Amsterdam turned outdoor advertisiments into temporary interactive memorials to tell stories and honor the dead. In these short binaural stories (or 8D audio as it is now also called) you heard about events in World War II, which took place at the site of the outdoor advertisement. A truly wonderful tribute and an honor to be part of this fantastic team ❤ Special thanks to N = 5 Egotribe National Committee May 4 and 5

Podcast Rijksmuseum

Worldwide there reamain about 600 drawings from the 15th century. The Rijksmuseum has a couple of them. The makers are often unknown, but the drawings do tell a lot. What do they say? And why were they made? Listen to a new episode of the podcast #InhetRijks.

Rituals Branded Podcast on sleep

How have you been sleeping lately? For us it’s important to get some good rest after working in the studio. But what makes for a good night's sleep? And what are the most important factors for your bedroom interior? To answer these questions, We created a branded podcast for Rituals Cosmetics together with Born05. In this week's episode of The Art of Sleep, “the ultimate bedroom”, Michelle Ogundehin and Nerina Ramlakhan discuss exactly what a bedroom interior should be like and what you can do to make the most out of your nights' sleep. Presenter Chris Chambers and Creative Director at Rituals Dagmar Brusse reflect on these tips. Listen to the newest episode of the Rituals podcast “The Art of Sleep”