Maurice Steenbergen is a multi-talented individual with a passion for audiovisual technology, music, and digital artwork.
Born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 1973, Maurice started his career as a graphic designer and pre-press engineer for a daily newspaper after studying graphic design. However, his love for music soon took over, and at the age of 15, he had his first gig as a DJ.
In 1992, Maurice created the international hit song called “Poing”, which became an instant success in the Netherlands and went on to become a chart-topping hit in many European countries. The song’s popularity helped to popularize the gabber music style, which became a major cultural phenomenon in the Netherlands and other parts of Europe in the 1990s. Today, “Poing” is still considered a classic and iconic track of the gabber genre, and is often played at raves and dance events across Europe.
(Maurice Steenbergen at the SSL console of Rockstar Recordings, Belgium)
Maurice has also had an impressive career in the audiovisual industry, working as a Senior Creative at Mid-Town Records, creating music videos for popular artists, and teaching audiovisual technology at Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam. He ultimately started his own media production company, where he created over 100 music videos and won the Buma NL Award for Best Music Video in 2011 and another nomination in 2013. He also produced a documentary called “Oldschool Renegades” about the rise of rave culture in the early 1990s, featuring well-known artists such as The Prodigy, Moby, and Frankie Bones.
From 2014, while working at Intronics, I had the opportunity to work on my first critical infrastructure projects, further honing my skills in designing and implementing robust solutions. These projects included collaborations with esteemed organizations such as the Police, Tennet, Rijkswaterstaat, Talpa Radio, and RTL Nederland. These experiences allowed me to gain invaluable insights into the complexities of managing and optimizing technology within mission-critical environments.
In 2018, I embarked on an exciting journey at LVNL (Air Traffic Control The Netherlands) as a Product Engineer, where I had the privilege of leveraging my expertise in audiovisual technology to support their operations within highly critical environments. This role served as a stepping stone to my subsequent position as a Product Owner and Senior Systems Specialist, enabling me to further contribute to the enhancement and innovation of critical infrastructure systems.
Innovation in Digital Artwork
Throughout his career, Maurice has been dedicated to using his expertise in audiovisual technology to create innovative and impactful projects in a variety of industries. His passion for music, digital artwork, and technology has led him to achieve great success and make a significant impact in the world of audiovisual technology.