biography

 

2016
August 10 release of The Last Alien

 

2015
October 24 release of Triza
 
October 24 joining Akikaze on drums during his concert at the E-live festival
 
April 18  release of the 9th album of Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij: Echoes From Future Memories
 

 

2014
December 16 release of the 8th album of Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij: Urban Decay (as download only)
October 18 release of Outland
 
October 18 concert at the E-live festival
 
April 16  release of the 7th album of Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij: Signs
 

 

2013
October 19 supporting Remy and My Breath My Music on stage (on synth and drums) at the E-live festival
September 14 photo taken by Remy Stroomer
(click on photo to enlarge)


 

June 22 release of The Day After
 
April 6  concert with Synthex at the E-day festival
 
January 3  release of Memories, the first progrock album of Gert Emmens (as Gert Emmens Project)


 

2012
October 28 release of Lost In The Swamp, the 6th album from Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij
 
October 10 release of Mystic Dawn, the 2nd album from Gert Emmens and Cadenced Haven
 
July  part of the studio (click to enlarge)


 

March 31 release of An Artist's Stroke
 


 

2011
October 1 release of The Sculpture Garden, the 5th album from Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij
 
April 16 Gert is guest musician during the concert of Remy at the E-day festival
 
April 16  release of Legacy, by Free System Projekt and Gert Emmens
 
April 13 release of Life in Cosmic Highway, by Gert Emmens and Cadenced Haven
 

 

2010
November 10th release of Metamorphosis, the 10th soloalbum to be released by Groove
 
May 22
Gert plays drums with Free System Projekt at the E-day festival
 
March 15  release of The Nearest Faraway Place, Volume 3
 
January 16 interview with Terry Hawke on his Chill-Out Sessions Radio Show
 

 

2009
October Gert starts collaborating with Cadenced Haven
 
April 11
release of The Nearest Faraway Place, Volume 2
 
April 11  concert at E-day festival
 
March 7 TDFZ Radioshow, Gert Emmens interview and music special, with Chris Newman
 

 

2008
September 20 release of Silent Witnesses of Industrial Landscapes, 4th album with Ruud Heij
 
September 20
concert at the Electronic Circus festival,in Bielefeld, Germany
 
April 13 concert with Ron Boots and Friends at the E-day festival
 
April 13 release of The Nearest Faraway Place, Volume 1
 

 

2007
November 10
concert at the Gasometer in Oberhausen, Germany
October
contribution on VA-Analogy 3
 
April 2
release of A Boy's World
 
April 2 release of Journey, the third album
together with Ruud Heij
 
February 3
concert in Essen, Germany
 

 

2006
October
gert emmens at E-live October 2006, photo taken by gert van santen
at the E-live festival
(click on photo to enlarge)
 
October 1
2 contributions (with Ruud Heij and Embrase) on VA-Analogy 2
 
October 1
release of The Tale of the Warlock
 
March
Gert at 3rd place at Best Artist topic at Schallwende elections, Germany
 

 

2005
November
Contribution on the Analogy cd
 
October 15
performance at E-live festival with René van der Wouden
 
September 21
release of When Darkness Falls Upon the Earth
 
March 12
contribution on Progday-CD
 

 

2004
October 16
release of Waves of Dreams
 
October 16
performance at E-live festival
 
May 15
release of Live - A Long Way From Home
 
March 13
release of Return to the Origin, the first album with Ruud Heij
 
March 13 performance with Ruud Heij in Huizen, NL
 
March Gert at 5th place at Best Artist topic at Schallwende elections, Germany

 

2003
September 27
release of Obscure Moments in Twilight Shades
 
September 27
 performance at E-live festival

 
February 18
release of Wanderer of Time
 

 

earlier
2002, November
contracted at Groove
 
2001, April 28
release of Asteroids at the 8th Alfa Centauri festival
 
  gert in studio, 1999
(click on photo to enlarge)
 
1999, October 31 performance at Alfa Centauri promotion festival
 
1999, January 24 release of Elektra
 
1998 contracted at Quantum Records
 
1997, June pricewinner on the Alfa Centauri composing contest
 
1996, March 16  performance at the 3rd Alfa Centaurifestival
 
1995, January 25 release of Light the Light
 
1989 - 2004 collaboration with Peter Leijdsman, starting with fusion and funk, ending with trance music
 
1984 Gert Emmens live 1984
(click on photo to enlarge)
 
1982 gert in studio, 1982
(click on photo to enlarge)
 
1978 - 1989 keyboardplayer and drummer in many bands
 
1979 first synthesizer, Yamaha CS-10
 
1978 first time in band as a drummer
 
1976 first compositions, strongly influenced by Klaus Schulze, collaboration with schoolfriend
 
1969 starts drumming
 
1965 classical organtrainingfor 3 years
 
1960 playing the reed organ
playing dad's reed organ
(click on photo to enlarge)
 
1957, December 12 born round midnight