Studio Ausland was founded by Derk Reneman (alias Roberto Auser) in 2002. Being able to draw from his extensive knowledge and experience regarding music production and visual design, Derk creates captivating audio-visual experiences and brings stories (story worlds) to life through his prolific and colourful combination of music and sound design.

In today’s fast paced society Derk aims to capture contemporary mythology and cultural aesthetics through music, visual art, film, stage performance and printed matter. On a deeper level his works are considered reflexive and a continuous examination of visual culture, intermediality and the in between the in between.

Through his extensive experience in multidisciplinary art projects and cultural production as well as 10+ years in higher education make Derk a suitable and reliable partner for just about any creative project or artistic adventure. ‘Music is the key to any successful creative collaboration’.

For his practice-based research on collaborative design and world building in music production he was awarded an MPhil by the Bournemouth University (2017) and a Master of Music by the Utrecht School of Arts (HKU) in 2014. He currently holds a position as a senior lecturer in Communication and Design at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences (HU) in the Communication and Multimedia Design (CMD) department since 2010. 


Studio Ausland is a registered business at the Chamber of Commerce (KvK) under #24465957 as Studio Derk Reneman