gert emmens & ruud heij
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.
Lost In The Swamp - 2012
The Sculpture Garden - 2011
Journey - 2006
Return To The Origin - 2004
other releases with Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij involved: