The project Gegenschein was created by William MacVaine and Henk Bril in 2013 as an audiovisual project.
After a short while Rob Hotje joined forces.
Gegenschein is based in Sittard, The Netherlands. HQ is ARSIS ("A Roof Somewhere In Sittard"), owned by William.
Project Gegenschein delivers music that without doubt proves the creative qualities of William (composer and producer), Rob (lead singer) and Henk (lyrics, supporting vocals. photography and 'out of the musical box' gizmos).
Our videos can be found on Youtube and are, just like our songs, the result of joint efforts of all three of us.
Our second album 'Struggle for Passion' was released on November 17th, 2019.
Our musical style? Experimental, alternative, rock and techno (and minimal and space as well).
A mix of Pink Floyd, Rammstein, Eagles, Alan Parsons, Vaughan Williams, Electric Light Orchestra, Philip Glass, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Anne Pigalle, Brian Eno, Kraftwerk, Manuel Göttsching - and we'll forget quite a few.
But our sound is an unique melting pot and unmistakenly GEGENSCHEIN.
Gegenschein (German pronunciation: [ˈɡeːɡənʃaɪn] German for "countershine") is a faint brightening of the night sky in the region of the antisolar point. [Source: Wikipedia.]
The picture shown above is based upon an original from ESO and was taken by Yuri Beletsky in October 2007.
© William MacVaine, Rob Hotje & Henk Bril, 2013-2019. All rights reserved.
- This site was last updated on November 17, 2019 -