Who/what is ‘apertje’?

15 10 2012

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It has been brought to my attention that having a section on this blog to write about my experiences with ‘apertje’ might not be such a bad idea. As it was put to me, “it’s a great space to write about stuff in a more reflective way” (thank you Helen :-)). So, although I would like to (and still plan to) use Tumblr as my main blogging platform for ‘apertje’, I will also post information about it here, but in a much less promotional/image-based way. 😛

So, let me continue by explaining exactly who/what ‘apertje’ is…

Simply put, ‘apertje’ is me. It is the alias under which I create and produce the majority of my electronic music. It’s pronounced similarly to the word ‘aperture’ (yes I am a fan of Portal, although this is not my only reason for using it), however the last syllable (-ture) is replaced with a Dutch diminutive (-tje), in order to shorten the word slightly and also soften its pronunciation.

I have only been using the name ‘apertje’ for a few months; however I have been producing electronic music (mainly Electro House) for around a year and a half (I’ve been writing in other styles for much longer, but shan’t go in to that here). Before ‘apertje’, I was releasing tracks under my real name (Adam Pearman). Although I could have continued to use my real name, like many good producers/artists do, I have always felt a little bit uneasy about using it for such artistic ventures. I feel that having a unique name for my electronic music helps to separate it from the other styles of music that I choose to write in, as well as the studio based work I might do for other bands/artists. Most importantly of all, I feel that my usage of ‘apertje’ is much more than just a name, it’s a brand.

Anyway, I could go on for ages talking about ‘apertje’; what I’ve achieved so far, what I intend to achieve in the future, etc. However, I feel like I should end this here (as it’s getting on a bit) and perhaps continue with these topics in a future post. Thank you for your time, and hopefully you have learnt a little bit more about me as ‘apertje’. If you have any questions then please feel free to leave them in the comments below.

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17 10 2012
Helen

Cheers for this Adam, it’s great to learn more about what you do – and also how to pronounce ‘apertje’ tbh 😉
It could be interesting to see how this blog develops over time, alongside your Tumblr. Quite fascinating from an identity perspective…

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