Stephen Emmer

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Stephen Emmer
Born Amsterdam, Netherlands
Genres New wave, soundtrack
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Keyboard
Years active Late 1970s–present
Labels WEA/Idiot, Allegro
Associated acts Minny Pops
The Lotus Eaters

Stephen Emmer (born 28 January 1958) is a Dutch musician and composer. After releasing an album in 1982 he worked in television. He released the album Recitement in 2008, combining his music with spoken word from artists including Lou Reed.


Born in Amsterdam, Emmer was a member of Minny Pops,[1] and worked as new wave artist in the early 1980s, releasing the album Vogue Estate (a soundtrack to an imaginary film) in 1982 on the WEA label Idiot Records, the album featuring guest vocals from Billy Mackenzie and Martha Ladly. He joined British band The Lotus Eaters, also playing with Associates and Act. He went on to work as a soundtrack composer for Dutch television companies.[2]

In 2008 he released Recitement, an album featuring spoken word from Lou Reed, Allen Ginsberg, Richard Burton, Sylvia Kristel, and others, set to his music.[2][3]

Solo discography[edit]


  • Vogue Estate (1982), WEA/Idiot
  • Recitement (2008), Allegro
  • Time To Face The Music (2009), eStation


  • "Never Share" (1982), WEA/Idiot - with Martha Ladly
  • "Pedalenproza" (1982), Vinyl/Sonopresse - Richard Zijlstra & Stephen Emmer, flexi disc split with Nexda
  • "Passengers" (2007), Supertracks - with Lou Reed


  1. ^ Howe, Brian (2009) "Stephen Emmer Recitement", Pitchfork Media, 13 February 2009, retrieved 2011-07-09
  2. ^ a b White, Chris (2008) "Stephen Emmer Recitement Review", BBC, 4 April 2008, retrieved 2011-07-09
  3. ^ O'Connor, Stuart (2008) "'My iPhone makes me feel more at ease with technology': Dutch composer Stephen Emmer says he and his Apple iPhone are inseparable", The Guardian (website), 4 April 2008, retrieved 2011-07-09

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