Transport Aerian is a progressive-oriented project led by a producer and multi-instrumentalist Hamlet. It sets no strict genre borders, knows no musical or spiritual limits. At the different times, the project had been working with different musicians, always changing and shifting its live and studio experiences depending on what the current creative state demands, performing drastically different kinds of music, yet always staying in the shape of poetic, sharp-edged artistic kind. The project’s philosophy is closest to those, calling themselves expressionists in poetry and fine arts, therefore, the inner side of the emotional expression is what intend to bring through project’s music to whoever who is willing to hear the word said.
Stefan Boeykens has been an essential part of Transport Aerian’s live sound since the band’s creation. A researcher, an engineer, a multi-asset talent and an instrumentalist who combines unique electronic experimental style with classical music education. Stefan’s guitar playing embodies just one word for the project : irreplacable.
Paul De Smet is a young and aspiring drummer from Gent. Having just turned eighteen, he is the first to fill the vacant spot behind the drums in Transport Aerian since 2010. Talking about his own musical journey, Paul states: “Playing and creating music has always been a amazing for me. As a kid, I started to play the violin at six. The drums came later, as soon as I immersed myself into new patterns and rhythms at the age of twelve. These two instruments have given me the opportunity to really express my feelings and thoughts into different styles of music. But off course, the drums are my favorite so let’s hope that I can proceed my life as a professional drummer”.
Umut Eldem is a composer, musician, and researcher. His research is focused on exploring the relationship between music, color, and other senses. He has given lectures on his research of synaesthesia, and had his audiovisual works combining sound and colours performed in Belgium, Turkey, Italy, and Luxembourg. His research project ‘Synaesthesia and Sound-colour Associations as An Interdisciplinary Metaphor’ has explored using synaesthesia as an interdisciplinary analysis and performance method. He is currently a PhD researcher in the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, and musical director of the theatre collective Mixed & United. His current PhD research entitled ‘The Hearing Glass: Synaesthetic Correspondences in The Musical Practice’ intends to take the results of his previous research and develop them into an inter-sensory theory of audiovisual art.”
Hamlet is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and a driving force behind Transport Aerian project. With quite a few albums recorded both as solo and as a guest with different progressive and avant-garde acts, Hamlet gained a reputation of somebody with his own voice – be it an instrument, peculiar style of singing, or lyrics, heavily inspired by works of contemporary experimental poetry. In current incarnation of Transport Aerian Hamlet focuses mainly on bass guitar and vocals.