Steve Robbert, versatile musician and artist



After having experimented with sounds and instruments, I went to a music academy at 5, which later brought me, as an 8 years old, to the boys choir Schola Cantorum Cantate Domino.
A few years later, I followed private organ lessons for five years, which offered me my first experiences in performing concerts and at events.

When I was 18, I started making electronic music on computer. A step which still pays off today, as seen in my Mastha Uirtu project with Ben Bonner ( www.mashtauirtu.be).

When I started playing didgeridoo in 2000, I got to know Guy Bijl through some didgeridoo workshops.

After a pleasant contact and a first benefit concert, the idea came to make and play relaxationconcerts together with Els Suys.
Since 2003, I can look back at an unbreakable bond, sealed with uncountable concerts, events and exhibitions, spirited with an excellent cohesion from the three of us.           (www.relaxatieconcert.be)

2010 was the year that Guy Bijl came up with the idea to combine a group of musicians and artists, including Patrik Niels, to organize and play benefit concerts. These benefit concerts would turn out to be a concert tour for three years, through which musical contact with Patrick always stayed and new concerts kept coming from them.

In 2015, in light of years of benefit concerts, together with Patrick Niels, we started Mousai, together with Elke Delfosse, Marion Demanet, Mieke Polfliet & Conny Vercaigne.

During 2015, I realized an old dream of mine was to combine my instruments; the old, folksy, world-music instruments, with synthesizer.
I found my partner in Jan, aka Tbone, a longtime friend who has been playing classical piano since childhood and has been gathering synthesizers for decades.

In 2016 we will make our debut with Akosyn. (www.akosyn.be)


My Instruments : Fujara, Duduk, Bawu, Shakuhachi, Didgeridoo, Hapi, voice, Djembe, Udu.





DE DRUIDE - RELAXATIECONCERTEN

It involves relaxation and relaxation concerts.




Sounds combined from didgeridoo, native flute, Indian drums, singing bowls, Fujara, Shakuhachi and many many more...

These concerts are organized frequently by
De Druide Relaxatieconcert and are concerts where the attendants are invited to lay down and relax while we play acoustic music.

Apart from Udu, gongs, percussion, etc I mostly play didgeridoo, shakuhachi and fujara during the concert...

more info here...




MASHTA UIRTU

"A new form of ecstatic ritual music for the digital age." - KReNG 2008


Mashta Uirtu was formed in 2006, with composer-sound technician BenZen (Ben Bonner) and me.
Mashta Uirtu music is a software-based project, in which we electronically exchange our songs so they can expand it at each pass.
These songs are later finished and mastered when we meet up at the sound studio.

This modus operandi allows us both to explore own creativity, inspired by each other... which most of the time results in deep and melancholic soundscapes.

The Mashta Uirtu sound is best described as down-tempo, ambient, electronica, soundscapes.
Our albums are available at the website.

For the time being, we're on a hiatus to take some personal time, but will be back with more dark and melancholic pleasure.

more info here...







MOUSAI

THE MOUSAI (Muses) were the goddesses of music, song and dance, and the source of inspiration to poets. They were also goddesses of knowledge, who remembered all things that had come to pass.






The music of 'Mousai' is a celebration, a celebration in song.

Elke Delfosse, Marion Demanet, Patrik Niels, Mieke Polfliet, Conny Vercaigne and me bring you our chants, mantras & songs and invite you to join us.

"To reconnect your heart ... to open doorways to your Divine source"

Mousai started out as a spontaneous combination of artists and musicians and ended in this group of people who bring a capella songs and mantra's, back by instrumentals by Patrick and me.

Our debut was in 2015 and you'll see us perform sporadically in the future.







AKOSYN

A fusion between acoustic and synthesizer

During 2015, I realized an old dream of mine was to combine my instruments with synthesizer.

The sound of my old, folksy, world-music instruments together with synthesizer would make a great combination with endless possibilities.

I found my partner in Jan, aka Tbone. He has been a longtime friend of mine who has been playing classical piano since childhood and has been gathering synthesizers for decades.

It didn't take long for our combination of knowledge and instruments to pay off in beautiful, inspiring and up-tempo songs.
In 2016 we will make our debut with Akosyn.

more info here...











MY MUSIC

Take a listen at what you can find online

On Soundcloud and Youtube, you can find several bits of my music :


* Buraza Bea on Shakuhachi

* Inspiracia on Fujara

* Kontentsu on Shakuhachi

* The Greeting on Bawu

* Buraza Bea Mata on Shakuhachi

More music can be found on the website of the different projects.


* Buraza Bea on Shakuhachi (video)

* Inspiracia on Fujara (video)

* Sinterklaas (dutch) - De Druide
   (just for the fun of it)

* The Greeting on Bawu (video)







CONTACT


I am available for your events, solo or with one of the above projects.
For info and/or bookings, please mail to