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Jan De Block

Jan started composing at the age of 7, on the piano in the living room. At the age of 14, he bought his first guitar, a lefty acoustic Ibanez. Today, he is still playing this guitar. When he was a student, he became obsessed by midi and synthesizers. He started working freelance in a studio, and after a while, he got his first job of writing scores to pictures. This was the start of a long trip of producing tunes for TV programs and international commercials.

When Jan is not working on music, he works in his laboratory as Dr J, designing high-tech devices that look as if they are beamed up from the past with a time machine. Some of these devices became part of the world of Miss O. When I first met Odette, I was impressed, not just by the sound of her voice, but also by the way she expressed pure emotion in a very natural way. At that time, I used to write impressive arrangements with trendy sounds. But once the voice from Odette was recorded on my tracks, I discovered that the songs became better by muting all sounds and instruments that were not essential. In a way, Odette got me back to the roots of songwriting, and her voice became the most expressive element in my sound canvas. So, I’m actually living a part of my life in Miss O World. Living in a world that you create yourself may seem very disconnected, but it actually requires a lot of self-control. Our objective is to share the world of Miss O with other people, as a warm nest, love, peace and salvation. It feels so good to work on this project!”

More on Jan:

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Jan is an incredible guy, he has the energy of a volcano, thousands of
ideas, and a rare musical intensity. Often my role is to put a brake
on his “pindaric” flights, but I have to admit that the alchemy between
us tweeked on a dimension of mutual freedom and profound esteem for each other.
This allows us total honesty, and the ability to reset and start over
again when we are not happy with any result.

 

 

Living: Opwijk, Belgium


Believes in: a vegetarian life


Hobbies: recycling design, cooking, reading


Favourite dish: veggie food, black chocolate


Books: Zen and the art of motorbike maintenance, This is where we live,
Rosemary’s Baby, Idoru


TV: no

Music: Bach, songs, sounds, dub music

Movies: David Lynch, Amélie Poulain, Delikatessen

Arts: Picasso, Kamagurka, Kandinski

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