Born in 1971 Maassluis, the Netherlands, I grew up listening to all kinds of music (Jarre, Vangelis, Queen, etc.). At elementary school I noticed that I could play and memorize music much easier then the other kids but at that time I was not really interested in music…yet.
That all changed when I was about 14 years of age. With my old synthesizer, a Korg Poly Six, I imitated every tune I heard on the radio. One day I heard a classical piece played with synthesizers and a church organ. Wow, that sounded so big, so huge. It was a piece by Widor, the Toccata from Symphony no. 5. It totally overwhelmed me. I wanted to hear more and I started to listen to different classical organ pieces. Not long after that I decided to take organ lessons. A year later I got lessons on a real church organ and I started to study the pieces from Widor, Franck, Bach, Reger, etc.
After seven years of organ lessons I had to stop because at that time my science education, going out and getting drunk took up most of my time… and my money, so I sold my instruments.
A couple of years later, when I was graduated and working my day job, I played with some synths at my friend’s house. I just could not stop playing. I had to buy the equipment myself again and so I did. I started to make songs and decided to put them on the internet (mp3.com). The response was overwhelming and after a year I was actually making money with it.
With 2,5 million listens to my music it was getting quite known out there and I started to get some offers for different releases. I did some and declined some, resigned my day job and started composing and producing fulltime.
I released my music on several compilation CDs by Water Music Records, two educational NASA DVDs and my first full downtempo album ‘Mixed Feelings’ on DZOS Records. Now you can find my music on all the major digital music outlets like Spotify, itunes, Amazon music, etc.