en:close - The Sound Of The Jane
The worlds of taste and sound may not seem all that similar at first glance, but this one-of-a-kind collaborative project between The Jane and Armada Music shows that there may be more crossover potential than you’d initially expect. The 2-star Michelin restaurant (run by Nick Bril) embarked on a creative mission to translate the details of the restaurant into sound, asked globally renowned record label Armada Music to chime in and gave ten of the label’s finest artist carte blanche to turn these recorded samples into records that sonically mirror the venue’s lauded dining experience. The result: an incredible vinyl album, a documentary series, a special experience evening at The Jane, and even a music production contest on producer platform Armada University.
The vinyl album
Heading up the project is a vinyl album that soundtracks the lauded dining experience of the Antwerp-based restaurant. All tracks on the album are built around the sounds that were recorded in the restaurant’s kitchen, and some of dance music’s most acclaimed names (e.g. Gerd Janson, Anfisa Letyago, Eelke Kleijn, Maxim Lany, Lyke) reworking the sounds into authentic tracks. The album includes twelve tracks in total and makes for an ambient-to-club-mix experience that fits the atmosphere of The Jane to the letter.
The official documentary series of the project features Nick Bril, who runs the Antwerp-based restaurant. Across the quartet of episodes, he explains the concept, the project, and where his passion for music comes from, all in tandem with several of the artists who contributed to the official vinyl album.
en:close - The Sound Of The Jane - Episode 1
en:close - The Sound Of The Jane - Episode 2
en:close - The Sound Of The Jane - Episode 3
en:close - The Sound Of The Jane - Episode 4
en:close EXPERIENCE (Sold-Out)
The Experience Evening is an immersive dining event at The Jane, hosted to celebrate the release of the vinyl album. The guests for the evening will be getting a private experience at The Jane’s beloved chapel with their signature cuisine and a special, live performance from world-renowned artist Eelke Kleijn. The immersive dining package (€500,- per person) includes:
- Unique tasting menu (by Nick Bril)
- Drink pairing menu
- Water and coffee
- Access to the official afterparty in the Upper Room Bar after the dinner
- A signed copy of the vinyl album
- A live performance from Eelke Kleijn in the dining room
- A live performance/DJ set from Maxim Lany at the Upper Room Bar
And finally, the collaboration between The Jane and Armada Music sparked a unique contest for the global music production community. The ‘The Sound Of The Jane’ Producer Challenge gave up-and-coming music makers the chance to earn their spot on the digital album alongside Gerd Janson, Anfisa Letyago, Eelke Kleijn, Maxim Lany, Sebastian Mullaert, and more. Like these big artists, contestants had to create their own track with the recorded kitchen samples. The winner not only got his submission officially released on the digital version of the vinyl album, but also won a dinner for two at The Jane.
Creative Team: Nick Bril - Chef & Owner. Pieter Santens - Creative Director.
Dominique Brion - Creative. Stella Pak - Creative. Audio, Video, Photography:
Fabrice Parent - Trailer, Director of Photography. Patrick Nishimwe - Trailer,
Focus Puller / 1st AC. Frederik Vandewalle - Trailer, Editor. Pieter Santens - Field
Recordings & Sound Design. Pieter Kinoli - Field Recordings. Lars Duchateau -
Cover Photography. Kelly Van Looveren - Photography Assistant. Freek Wille -
Photography. Special thanks: Maks Konings & Turnlab. The Movie Lot. Koen