About me. Born 1982 as the oldest in a family of four. In the background picture of this section, you can see the house I was born in, giving its last blow before molested definitively.
There always was a lot of music in the house as my dad was (and still is) a professional musician. I was keen on music, playing the piano at a very early age. How strange that these first meetings with one musical instrument still set your preference today when it comes to what feels natural as an instrument. A keyboard just suits me I think. Anyhow, I started to listen to my own music in the 90s. I liked Bon Jovi, REM, Guns n Roses (Slash!!!) and a lot of charts popular music... Really! A lot has changed since then (in many aspects). But what stayed is I still like a lot of different kinds of music. As long as it is durable, and original - which isn't always the case.
I recently found some old writings of myself in the 8th grade of primary school, saying that I wanted to become a sound engineer. Funny how a eleven year old boy sets its future path without knowing it...
The town I grew up wasn't very exciting but in high school I had my first band which lasted for four years. I was the drummer and even sang one of our songs. We never made it to the public (except for those school nights everyone could perform). No recordings remain of these days. *few*
Computers where appealing and soon I taught myself everything I wanted to know about computers and software. I worked in every computer store in town until the last one closed their doors. When I needed a website for my band I started building it myself, programming it by learning a programming language and everything else needed. Now I had two hobbies: music and computers.
A happy accident led me to the the great HKU KMT art school with applied technical and design and art program and I started the Audio Design course. Four years later I graduated (master) as a studio technician and software engineer. I learned most from Eelco Grimm and Onno Scholtze. Thanks for that.
After graduation, I started a software company (Syslogic) which I ran for little more than 10 years. During these years I still made and recorded music but on a low level. I had to run the company and it grew with a steady pace to a solid business. Since the company came into its next phase, I am back with my first love: music.
The summer of 2014 I spend in Iceland. Together with my wife and three daughters we camped there for nearly two months and had a great time. Leaving everything behind, no background (or surface) noise to distract you from the here and now. We fell in love with the country years ago and we keep coming back there. Every once in a while, I make pictures with my good old Leica R4 and R7 using color reversal film (dia). One of my pictures I took back in 2010 is used as the cover of Ostara (SILMUS) and perhaps there is more to come...
In 2016, I found back the path to my composing and playing urge. In collaboration with minco eggersman, a complete unique new way emerged in making music for both of us. So I made (as in, composed, played, produced, recorded, etc) an album which will hopefully find its way to the world soon. I am very proud of it.