Jowan Merckx’s career as a player of wind instruments began at the age of 8 when he played bugle in his village’s brass band. Later, he taught himself to play the flute and the bagpipes, eventually ending up in the Lemmens Institute in Leuven at the age of 28. “Le Pivert” (the woodpecker) is a waltz that Jowan wrote for the flute , inspired by the flight of the green woodpecker flapping its way back.
Image : Rafael Serenellini, Justine vande Walle, Margot Locatelli
Sound : Cédric Plisnier, Kobe Goudeseune
Production : Jacoba Kint, Bee Hugyecz
Technical coordination : Mathieu Alexandre
English Translation : Richard Condon