I was born on january 19th 1964 and raised in a boomtown working class environment.
I made a lot of drawings as a child and received much attention by the rest of the family.
I had my first audience in the waitingroom of the general practitioner when i was 4 years old, singing the beatles' song 'michelle'.
I got my first guitar at the age of 8 and had a teacher for half a year but got bored with the conventional lessons;
I kept the guitar and although it didn't sound too good, i liked to use it as a toy.

I finished primary school with high expectations.

On secondary school i graduated in 1983 on the highest level, with good results in both dutch and english.

I went to study social sciences for two years at the university of Nijmegen, the netherlands.
Meanwhile, I also enjoyed concerts of garage-, sixties trash and rock 'n' roll bands and picked up playing bass guitar.
After careful consideration, I decided I could mean more to this world as an artist and/or designer than as a graduate in social or political science.

I returned to my place of birth in 1985 to concentrate on arts and culture and started to work as a volunteer in a cultural centre.
Within half a year I became a member of the centre's staff and was film coordinator for about a year.
Meanwhile I played in a couple of bands that rehearsed there, with a style ranging from psychobilly to garage and psychedelic rocksongs.
I co-founded and played slap bass and sang in the first psychobilly band in the city named 'the Fresh Brains'.

The first group in which I could really flourish for a short period as a singer and guitarist, was the City Beat Fountains, a psychedelic revival band that existed from 1986 until 1988, with exciting compositions and an impressive live perfomance in their best days.

I went to study at the design academy in eindhoven in 1988 - then named aive - and very soon experienced difficulties combining this with playing in a band.
I chose to play experimental funk on a modest level with fellow students.
I followed modules of three different departments of the academy: living, environment and informatio.n
After 5 years on this academy I had to end it with a certificate, in spite of all the good results.

In 1994 I co-founded the band Hayride and soon found a workspace in the old Van Abbe Karel 1 cigar factory, where I could experiment with design and music.
At the same time i put a lot of effort in trying to schedule the building for preservation since it was a nice example of early modern architecture (1926), but unfortunately project developesr already had the permit for the demolition.
Some years ago it became clear that his business went bankrupt due to mismanagement.
A plan for a rebuild and optimisation for future use as a Reconstruction Talent Centre has been initiated.

In 1999 I followed a one year course in digital design and had a succesful internship at a graphic design studio.
Combining music and design succesfully became something very important to achieve, since it appeared to be difficult.

We formed the instrumental band Twang with kindred spirits in the spring of 2000,
some of them from the City Beat Fountains (and Hayride), playing exactly the kind of surf music we liked and started to perform live in December 2001.

I started my own business as a digital designer on May 1st 2000 without any financial resources and worked for a few graphic designstudios as well as for Océ international headquarters.
I became responsible for the interface design of the web sites of océ from late 2001 till halfway 2003.
The design was sold to more than 30 operating companies worldwide and was used by Océ until 2013.

Meantime raised a record label named 'twang records' and was able to release the vinyl album 'licensed to thrill' by twang at the end of 2002.
Twang was in fact the first serious instrumental surfband in town and the independent approach generated much appreciation by a small audience.

The band disintegrated halfway 2003; we ran out of inspiration after I ran into serious health problems I had to solve.
After this hectic period it became clear that the same destructive commercial phenomena played a role in different disciplines;

an insufficient, quick and dirty worldwide management culture was an important factor in this regard. The best I could do was continue investigating the combination of music, architecture, art, science, technology and design, stressing the importance of the universal man because it generates a valuable connection with mankind.

In august 2003, I raised the New Taxandria Foundation, an organisation that investigated the possibilities of enhancing the quality of the human environment.
An important aspect of this research is genealogy, an activity that lasted for over 18 years and can be picked up again when the time is right.
The foundation and my company Lab 4 lasted until November 2013, due to more important activities.

Since 2004, I started working autonomously, because that's the best guarantee for the integrity and the quality of my art, design and reearch.
I started drawing, taking instant photographs and making independent graphic works.
I got the honourable assignment for the website celebrating the 100th birthday of Frits Philips in 2005.
In the same year my design studio moved to a brand new building, a townhome close to the city center.

Late 2005, I raised the group Glasco Turnpike in which I sang and played guitar.
The first album 'Long Distance Love' was released on the internet in August 2008.

I started preproducing several albums, on which I appear as a solo artist who is playing all the instruments, arranging the rhythm tracks and engineering the sound.
It turned out to be a very inspirational method, allowing me to produce the kind of music and artwork I was passionate about.

Using Doctor Robert as an artist's name would however turn out problematic.

Since 2011 I also started painting and creating other imaging art like mixed media works.

The creation of new songs came to a halt in 2013, but as from september 2016 recording was resumed, resulting in the preproduction of nine new albums

In 2016, it became clear that my scientific knowledge of mental health based on twenty years of experience could no longer be ignored as I was acknowledged a psychologist.
I also started working on a book about genealogical research on ancestry from high nobility in the middle ages in the male lineage

Since 2017, several inventions were created that demand a high level of secrecy.
In November 2022, the foundation of TESAM Transglobal Existential Science And Music foundation - STEM in Dutch - was a fact.

Portrait 1968

genealogical research in progress indicates that the vanden velde family originating from texandria descends from the lords of rode of which arnold I van rode is named prince in an original source; above is the oldest seal i found of this family, dating from 1406 AC
it is from sir godefridus de campo, dean of woensel, and it shows the three millrinds that are typical for families of whom memmbers are descending from the lords of rode or peelland; the coat-of-arms is held by two angels, most likely referring to the two wives he had