The library is strongly committed to the support of artistic-scientific research. The interdisciplinary research group Lab XIX & XX and the Study Center for Flemish Music are active within the library. This research group helps various research projects and organizes study days in collaboration with the Study Center for Flemish Music.
On this page you can find media and audio that has come about through this collaboration.
Documentary Jack Sels (1922-1970)This documentary about the legendary jazz saxophonist and composer Jack Sels (1922-1970) is the result of a research project conducted by Marike Van Dijk and Jan Dewilde in 2016 within the research group Lab XIX & XX of the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (AP Hogeschool): 'Jack Sels (1922-1970), the "white negro" of the docks.'
Philippe Cortens interviewed Hugo Camps, Josse De Pauw and Will Tura, gathered together archival material and realized this documentary.
The documentary ends with a recording of five songs by Sels by (former) students from the Conservatories of Antwerp and Ghent, in particular Hanne De Backer (sax), Jeroen Thomas (piano), Kobe Boon (bass) and Mathias Vercammen (drums ). They play: For you my love, I'm so scared or girls when they are good looking, On stage, Rain on the grand place and You've changed my life completely.
You can watch the documentary here.
Voice over: Sim Simons.
Production: Study Centre for Flemish Music vzw (www.svm.be)
(Various scores of Jack Sels were published by Labo XIX & XX and the SVM at Musikproduktion Höflich in Munich).