Stephan Kraemer

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At the end of The Gallery we got approached by some friends film-makers to compose a song for the title sequence of a movie they were shooting. What Iben and me came up with gave us the idea to make a full album which would be sort of her solo-album. In the year that followed i composed about 15 songs using a combination of acoustic and traditional instruments with samples and synths. This album was released in 1996 in Belgium and a year later in France. We played a few gigs and did some tv-shows as well.
I am still quite proud of what we achieved then as a few years later this sort of musical combination was done by a lot of bands.

We did another album in 2003 called Universal Dances - the duo having become a shortlived collective called LIV. There were some nice tunes on that as well with a sound that was again a lot more electronic. I did a few more projects with this collective for various clients - mostly illustrative or meditative music. Sometimes we used a technique were we would tune all the synths to a fundamental frequency of 432 Hz instead of the usual tuning of 440 - this to be more in tune with some brainwave harmonics or something like that, i was told.

Another fun project I did in the 90's was a collaboration with Indus-veteran
Luc van Acker and his acolyte JP under the name of Danceable weird Shit. The title song that sparked off the album was my contribution to this strange journey, and ended up on a few compilations as well.
I have also contributed various songs or co-composed with a lot of artists over the years. The list is too long to enumerate and not all of it was that good either. When working on an album as a producer or arranger in a studio, the line between actually composing or merely contributing parts often gets blurry - so cover-credits can't always give justice to who did what and when. The important part is that the record is as good as it was imagined by the artist in the end.