fragile piano on a bed of abstract noise
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Silent Noise Revolution is
a project of belgian composer
Jan De Block
Silent Noise Revolution
The first SNR track was released in January 2016, followed by a period of monthly releases. The foundation of each track is the composition of a layer of abstract noise or patterns. This background is the soil where the conception of piano compositions takes place, usually during long sessions until it feels right. After reflection, it often happens that obvious melody lines are deleted, because they weaken the power of suggestion and imagination.
There is a parallel with the movies that Jan likes: suggestive rather than explicit. Open ends makes the story go on in our imagination.
The strongest dialogues are the unspoken words.
In march 2016, "A New Day", the 3rd release of Silent Noise Revolution, was selected by Nils Frahm to feature in his "piano day 2016" playlist. Also in 2017 and 2018, Silent Noise Revolution appears on Nils Frahm's "piano day" playlist.
Other main projects:
About 10 years ago, Jan met Odette Di Maio from Milano, Italy. That triggered him to move his focus from commercial music to songwriting. Odette became his writing partner, and together they founded "Miss O". Their debut album Infection (2012) was received very well by the italian music press. Since then, Miss O released an EP (2014), a double single (2015), and a new album is planned for 2017.
Miss O was finalist at OZU film festival 2012 with an original Miss O score for the first Alice in Wonderland movie. Their song "Nightride" features in the soundtrack of award winning movie "46,XX".
Jan is co-writer/producer of "KYOKO", the first solo album of Kyoko Baertsoen (Hooverphonic, Conjure One, Buscemi, Allez Allez), released on March 8, 2017 and distributed by LC distribution. 2 songs of Kyoko and Jan feature in award winning movie "46,XX" under project name "Double Vie".