Gegenschein - more than meets the ear!


The project Gegenschein was created by William MacVaine and Henk Bril in 2013 as an audiovisual project.

After a short while Rob Hotje joined forces.

Gegenschein is based in Sittard, The Netherlands. HQ is ARSIS ("A Roof Somewhere In Sittard"), owned by William.

Project Gegenschein delivers music that without doubt proves the creative qualities of William (composer), Rob (lead singer) and Henk (lyrics, supporting vocals). Henk also is responsible for the accompanying pictures.

Our videos can be found on Youtube and are, just like our songs, the result of joint efforts of all three of us.


You can find us on facebook and our songs at reverbnation! And of course on Discogs, where you can buy our CD 'Dark Moon over Paradise'.


Our musical style? A mix of Pink Floyd, Rammstein, Eagles, Alan Parsons, Vaughan Williams, Electric Light Orchestra, Philip Glass, Lynyrd Skynyrd - and we'll forget quite a few. But our sound is unique and unmistakenly GEGENSCHEIN.


Gegenschein (German pronunciation: [ˈɡeːɡənʃaɪn] German for "countershine") is a faint brightening of the night sky in the region of the antisolar point. [Source: Wikipedia.]

The picture shown above is based upon an original from ESO and was taken by Yuri Beletsky in October 2007.

Rob Hotje

Henk Bril

William MacVaine

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