Gregor Theelen was born in a family of musicians. He studied at the Music College ofHilversum, Holland; he worked with several well-known artists, he composed, arranged, wrote musicals as well as pieces for string quartets and film music. He is a recording engineer, he teaches and writes for piano. He makes movies and produces for theatre. And, by the way, he plays the piano, the accordion and the guitar.
The music of Encased in Amber tells it's stories through an intricate mesh of melodies and texture. Described as downtempo, ambient, and dreamy, Encased in Amber puts forth the concept that each time a piece of music is written it crystallizes what was felt and processed in that moment of time, like a fossil caught in amber. The 'Parallel Worlds' project is intended as an audio-visual experience. The artwork of Jeroen Advocaat sets the scene with themes of distance, longing, and the alternative paths forged by the choices we make with our every decision. Told in ten movements over thirty minutes, producer and musician Bryan Gilstein sets genre aside in an attempt to sculpt a distinct and authentic musical voice.