This short documentary film looks at Dutch synthesist Michel van Osenbruggen, the events that have inspired him and what led him to producing his own electronic music.
Readers may be familiar to Osenbruggen’s series of albums, released as Synth.nl, including Apollo, Atmosphere and Primitives. Osenbruggen is also the man behind ‘the ultimate synth-cave‘, Apollo Studios.
The documentary was directed by Thomas de Rijk, who was studying at that time at the Willem de Kooning Film Academy in Rotterdam. The short film does a good job of exploring the personal experiences of Osenbruggen and tying them to more universal experiences.
You can learn more about Osenbruggen and his music at his Synth.nl site, where you’ll find out that his synth-cave is no longer a danger to the power grid – because he’s added solar power!