A band in which I played guitar for many years, was MAM. Mam means mother in Dutch. The song which is considered our musical turning, is Maternité, a tribute to motherhood. The song Maternité is based on the eponymous painting by Picasso.
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It was yesterday, on a terrace at Scheveningen. From the speakers I heard Roxanne by The Police in a languid Bossa Nova version.
A completely different approach on creating overdriven effects using electronics was invented at the University of Alberta, Canada. This state-of-the-art technology is the first practical use ever (!) of a new generation of electronics: molecular electronics. We guitar players are the first who can use this new technology because the first practical use is a […]
Trevor Horn has influenced me a lot when it comes to sound and arrangements. The guy is a legend. And he’s also a great storyteller.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, has found a new method to record audio using a high-speed videocamera and computer analysis. The videocamera registers the small vibrations of sound on a object’s surface and the computer will analyse these images using additional Signal-To-Noise metrics.
Sometimes you would swear that the film was without music. Even if it’s not. But it’s done so subtle, you don’t notice it. It’s not so obvious. This is the kind of music I am mostly interested in composing.
Let’s say we are asked to compose music for a film. A story must be told. We know that adding the wrong music will harm the film, will harm the story. So what should we do?
Back in the day I hated noise, hum and wow & flutter. But not anymore ’cause these days I think that these artefacts add nostalgic layers to a sound. Digital is flat uncoloured, which is a great thing because digital lends itself for further processing, but without it digital can sound too clean.
On the 12th of May 2013 astronaut Chris Hadfield published his revised version of David Bowie’s famous song Space Oddity recorded on video on board of the International Space Station on his last day on the job.
Adam Herzog, video maker from Austria, sent flattering words in my inbox: I found your song “Free Basel” in the free music archive. Love it! This resulted in a beautiful animation video that Adam made using state-of-the-art software. It strikes a nice contrast to mine, deliberately old-sounding music I created for the project of Free […]
Jason Stuart Kamasz, musician and artist, has made a 4 hour long documentary about Todd Rundgren. The film is an entirely home-made project and a non-profit work.