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Future World Orchestra

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Future World is the main project of Robert Pot. He was born in the place called 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, the keyboardplayer of “Genesis” became his great inspirer. “Keys” is the keyword in Roberts life.

At the age of 16 he bought his first keyboard. It was 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 of making music. By delivering newspapers and to work as a DJ in local discotheques in his spare time, Robert earned the money to be invested in the latest 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 F.W.O., in the period from 1982 to 1985, they scored several European hits, like: “Desire”, “I’m not afraid of the Future”, “E.T.” and “Roulette”.

Also because of the economic depression in the recording-industry, F.W.O., unfortunately stopped their recordings in 1987, although their spirit was kept alive.

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