Steven Pollema

Sound designer & Engineer

Describing yourself in a couple of sentences is not as easy as it seems. So until we meet in person, here is a brief introduction;
Steven Pollema, born in 1984. Raised in a family consisting of social workers, teachers and other very social human beings. For many it was a surprise that I wanted to be a professional musician. I planned on joining the Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam, but first needed to complete my theatre technology course at GLR in the same city.

After an internship at one of the leading sound rental houses at the time, I accepted a job as a full-time sound engineer at the same company, postponing my career in music for a few years.
In 2007 I decided I wanted to build my career as a sound designer/engineer instead, and continued as a freelancer.

8 years later, I can look back at an impressive list of music, theatre and corporate events in all corners of the world. For this I cannot thank my clients enough!

Nowadays, I work for artists, venues, production and rental houses as a sound designer, engineer and/or consultant.
Take a look at my portfolio to get a glimpse of recent shows that I worked on, browse around a bit and drop me a line!


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Other music events

NNO (with Kim Crisswell and Ellen ten Damme) - FOH/Monitors
Top2000 Live - FOH/Monitors
Daniel Lohues - Monitors
Pearl Jozefszoon & band - FOH
Stephan Geusebroekband + Edsilia Rombley - FOH
EO NLZingtdag (Jaarbeurs) - Monitors/System Tech
InfectiousGrooves & SuicidalTendencies - Monitors
Noorderslag / Eurosonic - FOH/Monitors
Nikki & band - FOH
Cor Bakker - Monitors
Nederlands Symfonisch Orkest - FOH
Bevrijdingsfestival Zwolle - FOH/Monitors
Robeco zomerweken Concertgebouw - FOH/Monitors
KRO See You in Heaven (Thé Lau, Edsilia Rombley etc.) - FOH

And many, many more...

Other corporate events

LinkedIn - Los Angeles, USA
Moneris - Toronto, Canada
Isagenix - Palm Springs, USA
HP - Barcelona, Hamburg, Vienna and Monaco
Microsoft - Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, Jakarta, Warsaw, New York and Atlanta
ACI - Australia, Singapore, San Diego, Bangkok, Boston, Barcelona, Monaco, Atlanta, Berlin, Miami, Los Angeles, New Orleans and more.

ING AVA '07-present
Dell Barcelona
JDA London

And many, many more...

Partner company’s, clients, friends & artists

Compaenen, The Creative Sound Co.

From 2013 onwards, I’m a member of the Compaenen Creative Sound Co. Compaenen is old Dutch for friends, or companions. We are a group of designers, engineers and consultants that joined forces to handle sizeable, or long running productions without the limitations you might encounter as a single freelancer.

To us the most important thing is approaching sound design and mixing from a musical point of view, not a technical one. Our philosophy is that technology can help you reach the goal you intended, but it can never be the objective.

Feel free to check out our website at:

Drop me a line

Steven Pollema

Steven Pollema

Cell: +31(0)6 18429168
Skype: stevenpollema