Rex (Tony Tersmette), composer, born in the Netherlands, presently calling the greater Binghamton, NY area his home turf. Musical influences range from bop to rock to classical. A guitarist/vocalist originally, who herewith seeks to grow his creative capacity far beyond the inherent limitations of these skills. A few of his latest creations are represented here. He hopes to add more in the near future. Correspondence is most welcome!

Latest News

Latest news

My instrumental Peanut Soup is a Finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest. Thank you, UKSC!

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"Tony Tersmette really hits it out of the park with his track Blue Chalk[in']. He builds on the synth pop of the past but definitely takes the song to a place in the future. A solid production and well thought out electric composition." -- Jason Miles, pro reviewer.

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My composition "Chanson Sans Paroles" won First Place in the Instrumental category of the 22nd Annual Great American Song Contest. Thank you, GASC!

Playlists

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Comments

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Bill Dake
2 weeks ago to Rex Niemand

Tony,

Appreciate the 5's for "First Light On The Prairie". Started out as a solo country/jazz guitar piece from eons ago. It's one of those tunes I intend to revisit...
Just spent my next 2 years allowance on Mojo2 Horns 2.0. Now I have to learn how to use it. And, of course, I get a message from Kontact that my current version of their product needs to be updated to use the new software...it never ends.

Bill

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Rex Niemand
2 weeks ago

I'll look into Mojo2 Horns myself. Not super keen on dishing out cash myself but occasionally it"s worth it. - T

Bill Dake
2 weeks ago

Yeah, pricey stuff. Might also look at acoustic samples V Horns and V Saxophones. About $50 bucks less if you buy both programs, actually I wanted to get these instead but Sweetwater let me make payments which didn't hurt quite as much and didn't carry the V Horns/Sax product.
I'd check them both out...let me know what you think.



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Bob Bentley
2 weeks ago to Rex Niemand

Hi Rex,

Many thanks for the stars and playlist for Achill Lament, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I did wonder how you'd come by it, just by chance?

Been listening to Ashes, a very powerful piece, you'd never guess its not a new track.

Cheers,

Bob

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Rex Niemand
2 weeks ago

Hi Bob!
I had actually listened to it some months ago, am certain I commented on it favorably at that time, thought I had given it 5 stars, maybe not (?). More recently, when I had mentioned to you I felt I was in good company as a UKSC instrumental finalist, it was because I had noticed that Achill Lament was a finalist last year (I believe it was). This time, as you are one of those folks I need to visit once in a while, I was looking over your tunes and noticed it needed stars (!). So I listened and my suspicions were confirmed. :)
Yes, Ashes is 20+ years old, from an 'album' I had attempted using Cakewalk (I have been using Logic these days). I have mostly buried that thing, save for this piece which was perhaps the best of the bunch. Thank you, sir!!
Tony, aka 'Rex'

Bob Bentley
2 weeks ago

Got you. Many thanks Tony, much appreciated. (I'm still a Cakewalk user after many, many years - it has all I need and I understand it reasonably well now, would hate to have to start again.)
Cheers,
Bob



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Bill Dake
over 30 days ago to Rex Niemand

Hi Tony/Rex,
Have to thank you for the 5's for "Space In Between". Well, I guess I didn't have to, but, you now, professional courtesy and all.
When do you find out about the UK thing?
Bill a.k.a. MrBill

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Rex Niemand
over 30 days ago

Mijnheer Bill,
UK contest. I don't know, could announce any time now is my guess. Trying to temper my expectations, can't doubt this final stage is brutal. When i listen to and re-analyze my submissions, maybe they are 'ok', but it isn't hard for me to rationalize their not making the cut. We'll see. In any case, I ain't quittin'.
T.

Jim Aitken
over 30 days ago

Hi Rex, I had 5 Semi Finalists!
Didn't go further though!



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