Brussels bruises

25 July 2020 · ·

Between 2010 and 2012, Egokituz participated in a European project coordinated by Patrick Roe, professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. I was a member of the project steering committee. For unknown reasons the project was not liked by the Comission officer and the reviews were quite unpleasant. Sometimes reviewers even became rude to us. In some occasions, I found myself in the need to defend the project with energy. Despite all, the project was a success.

Patrick Roe, who besides being an excellent project coordinator is a very gifted musician, did me the honor of composing a song titled “Brussels Bruises”, where he told my troubles in the meetings. He sang it to us with his guitar at the closing dinner of the project. 20 years later Patrick has recorded an album entitled “Never never party”, where he has included my song. If you are curious you can find it on Spotify. Thanks Patrick!

Julio Abascal