'As The Birds Fly' was written in early summer 2013 for a series of concerts during the 'Gentse Feesten'. It displays a kind of longing for holiday. Unable to hit the road I found shelter in an imaginary journey through the middle of France. Inspired by the book 'La Carte et La Territoire' I made this journey not only in my mind, but also by exploring Michelin maps.
The soft colors of the map, the adventurous lines and the promise of forests and mountains behind the topographical areas all came together in this track. A constant pulse pushes the journey forwards, broad strings and percussion reveal enormous landscapes, the piano making his way through it all.