In charge of the music and sound art programme at kunstencentrum STUK
Things get lost once in a while: bobby pins, sweaters, thoughts, a thing we once loved. There’s something about getting lost: it has the potential to be bad, yet it also enables the possibility of being found. In a world where we’re constantly overloaded with new music, it’s easy to forget the albums from the past that formed us the most. This month we’re asking David Sanders aka Composer Dijf Sanders, a multi-instrumentalist, instrument maker, producer and singer from Ghent who mixes electronic music with jazz and rock, to dig into his musical archives and recover an album that touched the heart but was forgotten over time.
Which album do you want us to discover?
Boudewijn de Groot’s Nacht en Ontij. I started listening to this album when I was a lost and intoxicated teenager. It was the extra push I needed to go maximum deep into oblivion.
Why do you want to recover this one?
I wanted to recover this one because it keeps doing the exact same thing to me. It doesn’t wear off. I’m a sucker for parlandos and this is a gem. It has it all, the story, the music and the atmosphere.
For the fans of?
Those who like to listen to music on their own.
What’s your favorite song on the album?
There’s particular song I like because it’a complete story with an A and a B side. Actually, the record has 2 tracks. “Babylon” and “Heksen-Sabbath”, but me, I go straight to track 2.