Stephen Emmer is a Dutch arranger and musician well known for his TV jingles (NOS News, Studio Sport). This mini album contains music of a dramatic and film-like character. It was recorded with British musicians Billy MacKenzie (The Associates) and Martha Ladly (from the Muffins).
Produced by Willem Wisselink & Stephen Emmer.
7-track Album. Released in 1982. Click on album cover to enter the iTunes Music Store.
Around 2006 Emmer felt a sudden urge to be liberated temporarily from this “musical warzone” and decided to return to his musical idealism of the early years to find what he was searching for: inspiration through catharsis. To that end, he created 17 compositions based on literary text-fragments for a CD called ‘Recitement’, which featured music and modern spoken word performed by famous writers (Allen Ginsberg), singers (Lou Reed) and actors (Richard Burton). The album was mixed and produced in New York City by Tony Visconti in the legendary Looking Glass Studios owned by Philip Glass and featured several musical performers including Blonde Redhead singer Kazu Makino, jazz musician Benjamin Herman, legendary pianist Mike Garson and more.
Emmer is the founder of the Dutch media music prize Music in Motion in association with Dutch copyright society Buma/Stemra and former president of the best Dutch sound award at the Gouden Beelden Awards. A Dutch representative for Eyes & Ears of Europe, speaker and panelist at Promax-BDA events in the US and Europe, a Promax-BDA judge, he is a frequent guest lecturer at colleges of music, art and media academies and serves as music director, composer and producer for the international Holiday on Ice productions ‘Speed’, ‘Platinum’ and ‘Passion’.
In 2014 Stephen released ‘International Blue’, the successor to his 2007 ‘Recitement’ album.
For more information go to stehenemmer.com