Musing on Music
‘May 2021 be a healthy year in which everyone can experience their passions to the fullest.’
The video 'Musing on Music' expresses the orchestra's wish for the new year.
Artistic leader Frank Vaganée explains: “2020 is both a year to forget about quickly and a year we will never forget. Many have suffered, many have lost loved ones. The cultural sector had a hard time. BJO activities came to a halt abruptly. Silence replaced music. But here’s 2021, eager to start. With impatience and great expectations, we look forward to a new year in which everyone can once again share their passions and bottled up creativity.”
Brussels Jazz Orchestra asked illustrator Tim Acke to illustrate this wish. He explains how both of his passions came together in this project: “First and foremost, I’m a professional musician, saxophone player and big band conductor for over twenty years. For years, I’ve been looking for a way to bring music and drawing together. The fact that I’ve been able to do that with a collaboration with one of my favourite jazz orchestras, is fantastic. I’m very grateful for this assignment!”
You can watch the video below.