Apart from music and film making, I am also very interested in both nuclear physics and urban exploration. All these four interests meet in 'Aftermath' which is a piece of music I originally created for a short film I did at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. After I finished the short film, I felt that I had not finished working with the atmosphere that had been present during the visit. So I spend some time further developing the music, adding chord sequences and dynamics. In the Chernobyl zone a lot of people referenced the book 'Roadside Picnic' by the Strugackij brothers while trying to pin the mood. I read the book and knew I wanted to do something about an alien zone. So I asked actor Veronica Walther Dam Jensen to put on a uniform and walk around the Værløse Air Base north of Copenhagen. After the filming I watched 'Blade Runner 2049' and instantly knew what color tone the music video should be. And then the production halted. I struggled with the lyrics and had no idea about the melody. A year and a half later I met russian artist Anna Richter and we decided to have an improvisational session at the Big Tower at Christiansø - a former sea fortress and canon tower, now a light house and museum - and the piece finally came together.
Music & Lyrics: Ste van Holm
Melody concieved and performed by: Anna Richter