Pierre Van Dormael

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Pierre Van Dormael
Born (1952-05-24)24 May 1952
Brussels, Belgium
Died 3 September 2008(2008-09-03) (aged 56)
Brussels, Belgium
Occupation(s) Musician, Composer
Years active 1980–2008

Pierre Van Dormael (24 May 1952 – 3 September 2008), born in Brussels, Uccle, was a Belgian musician and composer.

In 1988, he played with the James Baldwin Project with a.o. David Linx and Deborah Brown (vocalists), Slide Hampton (trombone), Diederik Wissels (piano), Bob Stewart (tuba) and Michel Hatzigeorgiou (bass). Van Dormael was also a member of Nasa Na Band, a jazz band known as the precursor of Aka Moon. He also made soundtracks for films directed by his brother Jaco Van Dormael (Toto le Héros, Le Huitième Jour, Mr. Nobody). In 2007, he received the Belgian Golden Django Award. Posthumously he received the Magritte Award for Best Original Score for his work in Mr. Nobody.

He died from cancer at age 56, on 3 September 2008.


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