Jacques Brel op 8 april 1929 bij zijn geboorte Avenue du Diamant 138, Schaerbeek

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The poem ‘Jacques Brel op 8 april 1929 bij zijn geboorte Avenue du Diamant 138, Schaerbeek’ (‘Jacques Brel on the 8th of April 1929 at his birth Avenue du Diamant 138, Schaerbeek’) is a part of the cycle ‘Birth cry’. In this case the poet puts words the day of his birth into Jacques Brel’s mouth. Brel on his first day of life is speaking in words of a vision he has about hiscareer as a famous Belgian chansonnier.

Graphic designer Timo Pennings made from the lines of poetry a silent film where the words of Brel sing, jump and dance like he did in the theatre. He added piano music and the noise of the sea (Jacques Brel was an enthusiastic yachtsman).

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Graphic design by Timo Pennings

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