Université libre de Bruxelles

Solvay Business School, European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) 

ECARES, Building R42, room 5.203
Avenue Fr. Roosevelt 42, 1050 Brussels CP 114/04


Otlet Salons

I am co-founder of Otlet Salons, a discussion platform across academia, government, business and arts, in cooperation with the US Embassy to Belgium, Fulbright Belgium-Luxembourg and the University of Leuven.

Our team: Prof. Didier Caluwaerts (Political sciences, Harvard and University Brussels), Dr. Bert Vercnocke (Theoretical Physics, Stanford and University of Amsterdam), Charlotte Saelemakers (Artist and Publisher), Pieter-Jan Valgaeren (Digital Identity, Lawyer, Artist and Researcher) 


Musical Odysseys

I was lucky to travel the world as a musician, playing classical, jazz and world music.

Some places I played at: Lincoln Center New York, Jazz Montreux, North Sea Jazz, Jools Holland – BBC, Taratata France, ...

I also composed/arranged/produced music for film, TV,  jazz and classical music.

I received and contributed to several international awards: Bologna movie awards, Israel movie awards and Taipei movie awards (2009), BBC Award Culture Crossing (2007), Winner Dinant Jazz Nights (2009), ZAMU Award (2005) Sabam Price - Soloist Classical Music (1996), ...


with Eli Reed on Later with Jools Holland - BBC (2008)

with Eli Reed in duo on Taratata - France2 (2008)


TV Series Zuidflank (2013) with Jan Swerts. (Composition/Arrangement/Production/Recording). Some excerpts: Het Ondermaanse Verlaten, Als De Nacht Valt, De Grens Voorbij, Maalstroom, Alles Was Tijdelijk

Movie Turquaze (2010) (Performance)

Movie Persona Non Grata (2009) (Performance)

Jazz & World Music

Electric Quartet: Caesar's Ballad, High Voltage Jam (Composition/Performance)

Suite For A City: Cinematic View, Fuga, Culmination (Composition/Performance)

Some world music: Salsa y Reggaeton, La Salsa So Yo, J'étais JetéeWereld Ni (Performance)

Classical Composition

Music on scenes of Space Odyssey 2001 (Composition)

Choirs Desires (2014) (Composition)