With Opposites, we show a different - opposite - side of Belgian artists as they let us in their personal bubble and showcase five of their favorite tracks, completely opposite of what they’re known for.
Steve Reich - Music For 18 Musicians
"I like to listen to minimalistic classical music, it provides me some piece of mind. This standard work by Steve Reich is close to perfect: a few months ago I’ve seen it performed live as part of ‘Rain’, the famous contemporary dance play by Rosas. It is advised by Steve Reich himself to have more than 18 musicians play it, due to the long repetitive sequences. It’s a tour de force that touched me deeply and made me respect this piece even more."
The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, recomposed by Max Richter
"The Four Seasons is one of the most well known pieces of classical music ever made. Everybody knows it, but I truly discovered it through the interpretation of Max Richter. What's interesting here, is that he brings it into the 21st century, looping and phrasing parts of the original music and adding layers in a very delicate way. As a result, I’m getting more and more interested in classical music, looking forward to dive deeper. Your favourites are always welcome!"
Lucio Battisti - Prendila Cosi
"The sweet saxophone, the lush ambiance, comforting strings and his emotional voice: I love every part of this track and the discography of Lucio Battisti. He is considered as one of the most important singers in Italian pop music history, but he was extremely reserved, almost non existent in the Italian public scene. Altough I don’t understand much of the Italian lyrics, his music means a lot to me."
Abel Korzeniowski - Stillness Of The Mind
"The soundtrack of one of my most favourite movies ever. Every time I hear it, it transports me into the beautiful visual world director Tom Ford created. If I could afford it, I would buy The Lautner House in California -where the movie was shot- and move all my records there. Afterwards, I'd invite all my friends for a barbecue!"
Dorothy Ashby - Come Live With Me
"How funky can a harp sound?! The album is called Afro-Harping, was recorded in 1968 in Chicago and is 36 minutes of pure bliss - with the harp as a lead instrument. One of my latest discoveries in jazz."