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!”
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