gert emmens & ruud heij


Gert Emmens and Ruud Heij during photo session for the Galaxis album on 2018, 13  January.

Gert Emmens and Ruud Heij first met in 1997, both being member of a Dutch club for Electronic Music lovers. It took a number of years before they started to collaborate, in 2003.

Recording sessions take place in both of the studio's of Ruud of Gert, but after Gert moved to a smaller place, the sessions mostly are in Ruud's studio in Utrecht Netherlands.

The recordings are based on improvisation. When getting together in the studio, Ruud starts to develop a sequence, using on of his sequencers and the huge Symthesizer.COM modular mostly. While Ruud is doing this, Gert tries some melodies and chordchanges over this sequences. Once the sequence is programmed it is just a matter of pressing the record buttion and they start playing and see what happens. During the recording, Ruud changes the sequences. That ;eads to a basic track. Mostly two or three versions are being recorded. Afterwards, it is mostly Gert, who completes the tracks and mixes and masters them.



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Gert Emmens and Ruud Heij in the synthmuseum of Pierre Steltenpool, 2006.




Forgotten Tracks - 2020

Galaxis - 2018

Echoes From Future Memories - 2015

Urban Decay - 2014

Signs - 2014

Lost In The Swamp - 2012

The Sculpture Garden - 2011

Silent Witnesses Of Industrial Landscapes - 2008

Journey - 2006

Blind Watchers Of A Vanishing Night - 2005

Return To The Origin - 2004


other releases with Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij involved:

Kubusschnitt - Entropy's Evolution - 2010

Free System Projekt and Gert Emmens - Legacy - 2011


for ordering one (or more) of the above CD's, please visit the SHOP page or contact Gert or Ruud