Sietse Damen has been working in the Dutch music scene as producer and composer since 2007. He has studied at the Utrecht School of Arts (HKU), where he got both his Bachelors and Masters degree in Music.
As an engineer and producer, he finds himself mostly working in studios with artists such as Moss, Tim Knol, Hallo Venray, The Kik and Douwe Bob amongst others. One of his main workspaces is Studio de Bolder, a residential studio on Vlieland owned by Frans Hagenaars (producer and founder of the successful Dutch indielabel Excelsior Recordings). Sietse also has his own mobile studio, called the Traveling Sound Circus.
As a composer Sietse mainly works as songwriter under the name Atom Heart. Besides that he writes music for Theatergroep Nox. Bottom line is: he loves creating musical products, whether it is his own writing or that of others. Therefore, he often combines being a songwriter and producer in his projects. Sietse plays keys and drums.
release of 4 EP’s with 3 songs of my own writing. Recorded with various musicians.– The
Tangarine‘s theatershow In stereo.– Live recording of
– A GP from a small town tells his story on this album with Robert Wortelboer.
Wieb Zigtema‘s new band: Zigtema. Januari 2014, Vlieland.– Recording the second album with
Luuk Imhann’s debut: De onverschilligheid van Rozen.– Literary music and theater show based on
One of the most beautiful islands of the Netherlands is Vlieland. This is where Studio de Bolder is situated: right in the middle of the dunes, next to the sea. A perfect spot for artists to write and/or record their work! I’ve been lucky to producer several albums there since 2013.
The studio is a initiative and collaboration of Stortemelk, Excelcior Recordings and Frans Hagenaars. The relaxing atmosphere and beautiful scenery have proven a positive influence on the creative process. That’s why several bands have very much enjoyed staying with us, such as Bewilder, Hallo Venray and Clean Pete.
As of the summer of 2013, I’m actively recording and producing with my own mobile studio called The Traveling Sound Circus. The goal of this studio is to facilitate recordings for bands and artists at the location of their choice. This can be absolutely everywhere, as long as the space is suitable for recording music. Feel free to contact me if you’re interested!
Together with the artist I’ll look for a nice spot to record, I’ll bring my gear and we can start the process! Make sure you check out the portfolio website for more information, or email me through the form on this website for locations, pricing, etc.
From their debut album Dear island: So it goes by Bewilder, recorded at Studio de Bolder.
The awesome Afterpartees playing at DWDD!
Paulusma performing at DWDD.
Douwe Bob playing at the television show De Wereld Draait Door, where I was his technician.
Tangarine playing ‘Move On John’ at Giel’s morning show, where I was responsible for the on-air audio.
First single of the upcoming debut album of the Dutch band Swinder. We’ve recorded the album at Studio de Bolder, Vlieland.
One of the many times that I’ve been to De Wereld Draait Door with The Kik. This is back from when they were the house band.
The teaser of the 2nd music-theatre production by Theatergroep Nox. We did a tour in the summer of 2014.
I'm also available for private lessons in musicproduction. Please email me for more information about the lessons and pricing.
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