Ronald Dissevelt talks about his family. What his father (Tom Dissevelt) did to earn a living. He remembers vaguely that he worked for Wim Sonneveld and later for Toon Hermans. And for the rest, he didn't involve other people in what he did. Except the people he worked with and that was Dick Raaijmakers of course and some technicians maybe. Who I also didn't know of course. But for the rest, little was talked about it in the wide sense of the word.
Kees Tazelaar tells that at a certain point we gave ourselves 2003 as a deadline for the release of the CD-Box, Popular Electronics. But due to all sorts of circumstances we couldn't meet the deadline and moved it an entire year. And unfortunately, exactly in that year was the tragic death of Rien Dissevelt. In January 2004, Ronald Dissevelt started to clean out his parents house because it was to be sold. And he discovered in the attic a huge trunk, which his father used to travel to Indonesia by ship.
In that trunk were 31 studio tapes! Among them the NRU recordings of the 12 tone composition from the Skymasters. All the Fantasy in Orbit production tapes were amongst them and all sorts of things of which we knew of its existence but just assumed that it didn't exist anymore. All those things were in the trunk, while we had actually missed our deadline. That was a fantastic moment.Read more