About Dan Stesco

Dan Stesco official KORG sound developer since 2009

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Korg Kronos demo - Dan "Polymoog" Stesco - M&C Musical Instruments

Dan Stesco "Polymoog"-Oxygene Tribute Live

Dan Stesco "Polymoog"-keyboards guitar solo

M&C Musical Workshop 2008 Dan Stesco " Polymoog" Part 2

Korg microSTATION Demo

Korg microSTATION Demo part 2

Born in Arad in 1971, he started studying music at the age of 6 on violin and classic piano at the music school in Arad.  Play at first time as a keyboards in a band in 1985 on the Hydro high school.

Pacific was the band during which Dan Stesco acquired the nickname "Polymoog." He played with them around the year 1987.

He met Basorelief in 1999, during their 40th-anniversary celebration at Club A. The band, at that time, included Dan on keyboards, Edi Balasa (guitar), Relu Bitulescu (drums), and Iulian Vrabete (bass). After many years of separation, they reunited in 2011. Among the band's achievements is the collaboration with Alexandru Andries, an artist who made his debut with Basorelief in 1997. They had two recorded appearances during their existence, with the song "Crocodilul" on the compilation "Club A" (1981, Electrecord) and "Drum Prin Câmpie" (Electrecord).

During the collaboration with the band Compact (1998-2010), Dan Stesco played with Ioan Gyuri Pascu in the Blue Workers project, which also participated in the Divertis show.

Later on, he deepened his knowledge of synthesizers, focusing strongly on electronic music and gaining the attention of international names such as Stephen Kay, Jack Hotop, Taiki Imaisumi, and Hiroki Kawahara. He was invited to present instruments at various workshops.

Dan Stesco demonstrator, programator, performer KORG

Regarding his solo career, Dan released his own album titled "Gentry" in 1996 (Tempo Music). Years later, he followed up with his second work, "Apa Leaganul Vietii - Muzica De Relaxare" (2007, MediaPro).

"My first attempt to create strange music was around the age of ten. I discovered interesting sounds by playing the piano strings with the pedal pressed, also using the piano as reverb for other instruments. The rhythmic section was obtained with a mechanical sewing machine 'Ileana,' and all these were recorded on a Majak tape recorder. Unfortunately, the recordings no longer exist.

The next stage was in 1987 with the Pacific band from Arad. I appeared as the youngest member of the band. It was then that they nicknamed me Polymoog. I was the little one with the Polymoog, even though I never had that instrument. At that time, I used a Korg Poly 800.

I kept the Pacific story until 1998 when I emigrated to Compact for 11 years with new albums released and manny tours. In the meantime, I met Gyuri Pascu, with whom I started the Blue Workers project, which was doing very well. That's how I also joined the Divertis Show band, and this way I saw my first electronic music album on the market: Gentry, 1996, Tempo Music. During the Compact period, I tried to bring in new sounds, which slightly redefined the already known style of the band. 'Compact 100%' is the album that makes the difference between the past and the present; practically, that's where the turning point happened.

At the same time, I started collaborating with Media Pro Music and we gave birth to a new project with relaxation music, still genuine electronic music but branded incorrectly in my opinion. That's how the producer wanted to niche this project. I believe that there I wrote the best songs of my life. I don't know if I will be able to write such sensitive music again.

Then came a period when I focused on something else. I started creating sounds on different synthesizers. This way, I caught the attention of important people in the synthesizer production worldwide. In 2009, I officially became a KORG developer, and my first work was the Korg microSTATION. I created sounds, arpeggiators, drum patterns, and demo songs. Since then, I've worked on KORG Kross 1, 2, KORG Krome, KORG Kronos, KORG Nautilus, and VOX Continental." (Dan Stesco)