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  • Aired on May 25th 03:30 CEST 2024
  • Good times?
  • Genre: Electroacoustic music
  • Duration: 15 min
  • The electro-acoustic composition Good times? Has been especially composed for the festival On Air - On Site 2024. The main premises behind the piece is twofold both relating to war vs peace. While we in Western Europe are having festivals and a good time, not so far from here there is war and oppression and people are escaping from there countries in search of a save and better future. At the same time in the western music tradition many elements refer to or have been developed in a war situation. This piece incorporates real sounds from battles or marching troops or refugees on boats and comments on our privileged position and capacity to have a peaceful live in times of global disturbance and war.

    The piece has been made of melodic and harmonic parts, created in Open Music, and played by a Virtual Instrument by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Further sounds have been added created on an ASM Hydrasynth or have been added as sound files recorded from TV documentaries over the past years.

Nico Hemmer

Nico Hemmer (The Netherlands, Hezingen 1964), has been educated in electronic music at the
Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague. He is mainly self-taught in
the field of audiovisual art after joining video workshops with Babeth Vanloo at the Free
Academy, also The Hague.

For years, in addition to his working life in IT, he has been active as a musician,
classical singer and composer, always seeking his own and different sound and signature.
His music, lyrics and videos are generally concise and succinct, without digressions in
search of a degree of beauty that makes everything else superfluous. Shaping and
transforming, transcending and aggregating, characterize his attitude, function and
primary activity.

Recently, Nico has founded his own video-art and music studio and production company,
Luminescent Productions. Under this production company, he releases his work as a video
artist, composer and singer-songwriter (under the name Transverse). In his identity of
video artist he participates in the artists collective “Drijvend Staal”(= floating

This year’s projects will include two more videos from the Waves cycle, an EP by
Transverse with 6 new songs and an overture and 1st aria from a concert opera on the life
and work of Ayn Rand.


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