Welcome and introduction

Futureworld Orchestra.

This website marks a new future for the most important music project in my life: FUTUREWORLD ORCHESTRA, which I founded with my good friend Gerto Heupink, in the early eighties. Here you will find information from the past, the present and the future. Internet brings us freedom of speech and should bring us closer together. Being a creator of music and graphic art, I’m now able to using it as an artist and a creator. Creating music in the most purest sense. Music as it should be, pure and from the heart.

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The past, present & future of Futureworld Orchestra

Futureworld Orchestra is founded in 1980 by Robert Pot and Gerto Heupink who both have a great interest in synthesizer-technology. After experimenting for several months, they decided to contact a Dutch record-company (Dureco) to, eventually release their music. The first recording session comprised the tracks: Desire, I’m not afraid of the future, Airborne and Casablanca Night. Desire was the first single released in October 1981 which became a Dutch hit instantly. Interest from all over Europe came right away and international releases followed quickly. Robert and Gerto travelled throughout Europe for promotional purposes. Their first album MISSION COMPLETED was released in 1982.

In 1983 the album TURNING POINT was released and contained among other tracks: Theme from E.T and Roulette, which became radio finish tune of the French Tour de France in 1983. The album was produced by  Bert Ruiter, former bass player of the famous Dutch band FOCUS.

In 1985 Robert and Gerto separated musically because of differences in vision and opinions about the direction to go. Robert and Gerto however stayed good friends until this very day!

In the year 2000 Robert released THE HIDDEN FILES, containing only instrumental tracks. With the release of this album Robert changed “Future World Orchestra” into “Futureworld Orchestra”, marking the sad goodbye of his good friend.

In April 2010 Futureworld Orchestra released the album REGENERATED.
An album containing the primary tracks of Futureworld Orchestra, completely re-recorded and produced by Robert Pot. Reason for Robert to do this was because of the fact that the original 2 albums (Mission Completed & Turning Point) were not available to the public at that time.

The following albums are ever since released by Futureworld Orchestra:
ORGANIZED – PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION – OCEANS OF INFINITY – GREATEST SYNTHESIZER HITS – Volume 1

History

Past dimensionsFutureworld Orchestra is founded in 1980 by Robert Pot and Gerto Heupink who both have a great interest in synthesizer-technology. After experimenting for several months, they decided to contact a record-company (Dureco) to, eventually release their music. The first recording session comprised the tracks: Desire, I’m not afraid of the future, Airborne and Casablanca Nights. Desire was the first single released in October 1981 and became a Dutch hit instantly. Interest from all over Europe came right away and releases followed quickly. Robert and Gerto visited Italy and Spain for promotional purposes. The LP-album MISSION COMPLETED was released in 1982.Future World Orchestra at Toppop In 1983 the album TURNING POINT was released and contained among other tracks: Theme from E.T and Roulette, which became radio finish tune of the Tour de France in 1983. In 1985 Robert and Gerto separated musically because of differences in vision and opinions about the direction to go. Robert and Gerto stayed good friends until this very day! In the year 2000 Robert released THE HIDDEN FILES, containing only instrumental tracks. In April 2010 REGENERATED is released. An album containing the primary tracks of Futureworld Orchestra, completely re-recorded and produced by Robert Pot.Regenerated

 

The Creator

the CREATOR

Robert Pot is born in Nijverdal, a quiet village in the country of Holland. Since he was 14 he began to develop a great predilection for symphonic oriented rock music.
Groups like: Genesis, Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and later on Camel, Asia and UK, became his favorites, in addition to which Tony Banks, Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson became his greatest inspire-rs.

Keyboards is a keyword in Roberts musical life. At the age of 16 Robert bought his first keyboard, an organ build by a neighbor. As a student electronics he soon began to modify the keyboard to develop his own, unique sounds. He realized that synthesizers had a great future and were to create a brand new view on making music. By delivering newspapers and to work as a DJ in local discotheques in his spare time, Robert earned the money he invested in the newest synthesizers and recording equipment. A few years later he had expanded his equipment at a level of a professional recording-studio, where he started to record his first compositions. In 1980 Robert met Gerto Heupink who also worked with synthesizers and recording-equipment and…Future World Orchestra was born. With Future World Orchestra or short FWO, in the period from 1982 to 1985, scored several European hits, like: DesireI’m not afraid of the Future, Theme from E.T. and Roulette. Also because of the world-wide economic depression in the recording-industry, FWO, unfortunately stopped recording together in 1987, although Robert continued solo with FWO.

Robert Pot
Robert during one of the rare live performances in Oldenzaal Netherlands

Robert, more a studio musician than a live-performer, maintained his effort, to keep writing and recording despite some major setbacks in his personal life. Until now, Robert has developed himself further and now has written many musical works for radio and television productions.
One of Roberts highlights, is his collaboration with Rob and Ferdi Bolland which resulted in the realization of: Darwin – The Evolution, a CD with an international style. Not in the least because of the collaboration with: Colin Blunstone (Zombies, Allan Parson’s Project), Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), (late) Falco (Rock me Amadeus) and Barclay James Harvest and Suzi Quattro.

In 2000 Robert released: The Hidden Files, an instrumental (synthesizer) album, containing own written and produced tracks, similar to: Alan Parsons Project, Vangelis and Tangerine Dream.

Robert on flight to Key West Florida.
Robert on flight to Key West Florida.

Besides making music, Robert is a dedicated Instrument Rated Private Pilot. In 2001 he started flight training in Florida (USA) and has accumulated several hundreds of flying hours and approximately 1500 flight simulator hours.

By the way….. in 2013 Robert escaped a fatal  accident flying over Ft. Pierce Florida, while performing the “after take-off checklist”, passing 1000 feet, the engine kind of exploded in mid-air. Landing with 15 knots tail wind he touched down half way the runway, hardly able to come to a full stop in time. Robert eventually was able to clear the runway and parked the plane on the side of the taxiway.

Robert: “Well, to me it was the best flying lesson I’ve ever had!”

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