duuster, more than electronic music

Antonius Driessens

Welcome on my current website. This place is meant for you to listen to some of my music and sound productions.

Before the year 2000 my production was based on contemporary music but times change... After studying sound design in Hilversum, the Netherlands, I worked as an interaction designer and music was applied to websites, CD-roms etc. When the Digital Audio Workstations began integrating things that were outboard before, the way of working and thinking has been changed. Nowadays I rarely use outboard gear, only to do recordings.

Speaking of which... my music and sound production is centered around the idea of originality. Therefore I am not the regular artist using presets or user of ready to go software synthesizers. My approach is personal and I concentrate on the timbre of sounds. Changing the personality of a sound is much more interesting than finding melodies and harmonies.

My goal is therefore to create sounds, music, soundscapes, soundtracks that are based on this idea. Ideally I like to touch a listener with changing timbres, more than presenting some classic melodies. This doesn't mean my music is abstract, or like musique concrète. All sounds are derived from real life, real objects, nothing abstract about that.

After recording sounds there is a vast territory in which they can be designed, redesigned, combined, spaced out on a time line.

From this point all possibilites are open and restrictions become less and less frequent.

I hope you enjoy the things you hear on my website. Do leave a comment if you feel like it.

Antonius Driessens aka Duuster

some duuster works