It is with great sadness and anger that we have learned of the sudden death of our dear friend and colleague Gilles Laurent, who is one of the many victims of the Brussels terrorist attacks of 22 March 2016. From our first collaboration in a derelict Venitian film set to our recent forays into the free improvised music scene, Gilles was not only a first-rate sound engineer, but a likeminded spirit with whom we shared countless conversations and ideas, often about music, a realm in which he was particularly knowledgeable. We had planned to meet in the coming weeks to discuss our next project. The thought that it will have to be done without him makes all of us unspeakably sad. Yet our mourning is nothing in light of the dismay his disappearance must have caused in the hearts of those he loved most dearly — his wife Reiko and his two daughters Suzu and Lili, to whom we extend our heartfelt commiserations. May he live on in their minds as he will in ours.