We Will Meet Again came to life not for the sake of staying busy during self-isolation, but to capture the pivotal moment we’re living like a photographer.
In early January I was preparing for an international tour that would start in April and bring me to New York, Tokyo, Paris and London. By early March I was in confinement, at home, and by the end of March I saw not only my tour dates cancelled but everything scheduled for 2020.
I’m in lockdown in small coastal village in Belgium. My family is well and healthy while outside our little community people we know are fighting for their lives and some have already passed away. Seen from the beauty and peacefulness of my village this crisis is as invisible as it is real.
Nevertheless, for my community the lockdown is hitting hard. The village relies on its visitors, and no one is allowed to come in until the end of August, which is the end of our high season. We all know it’s for the best, of course, but that doesn’t change the impact.
So here we are, at the end of April and people are already struggling. Businesses are shuttering and the village is in survival mode. But people around here are tough and have communal pride. Togetherness has never been more present, despite quarantining, and so we keep hope: we will meet again!
About Ozark Henry
Ozark Henry is one of many alter egos of Belgian artist/producer/composer/pioneer in immersive sound Piet Goddaer.
Over the years Ozark Henry has produced music ranging from pop, to avant-garde electronica, to a symphonic album with the National Orchestra of Belgium. Considered one of the most influential “voices” in immersive sound, Henry’s universe is defined by a blending of craft with experiment, audio with visual and heritage with technology. His ground-breaking work in 3D immersive sound has been featured in TEDx and Google NY talks.
Ozark Henry is a united Nations Goodwill ambassador against human trafficking for the United Nations Office On Drugs And Crime.
More about Ozark Henry
“Early in my career, I met David Bowie. He taught me that ego doesn’t matter. It is the work connecting us – the music we leave behind – that matters most. I never forgot this lesson.”
“When we want to express something bigger than words – something that connects us all – we do it with sound.”
“Confidence is a choice. When something happens, you can go with it only if you’re open. Opportunity is willing coincidence.”
“Archery in Japan is quite analogous to my world outlook. You hold the bow and arrow, you calculate, you measure, you sweat, you take all the time you need but once you let the arrow go, you look away.”
About immersive sound
“If stereo is a drawing, 3D sound is a sculpture.”
“When I listen to music in 3D, I feel the same way I would if I were at a live performance.”
“Stereo technology had existed for nearly 30 years before people were ready to adopt it. We are slow to change when we think we don’t have to.”
Inspiration by others
“By being natural and sincere, one can often create revolutions without having sought them.” – Christian Dior