Pierre Van Dormael

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Pierre Van Dormael (born May 24, 1952 in Ukkel ; † September 3, 2008 ) was a Belgian guitarist of pop and jazz music.

Live and act

Van Dormael was one of the founders of the "Nasa Na Band", a forerunner to the influential Belgian fusion group " Aka Moon ". The saxophonist Fabrizio Cassol , the bassist Michel Hatzigeorgiou and the drummer Stéphane Galland , who also form the core of Aka Moon, were also involved. Van Dormael also played as a guest on the albums "Ganesh" 1997 and "Guitars" 2002 by Aka Moon. With the saxophonist Pierre Vaiana and the bassist Jean-Louis Rassinfosse he founded the group "L´Ame des Poètes" (album of the same name in 1992 and "L´Été India" in 1994 with Igloo ). He also taught music in West Africa for some time. With the kora player Soriba Kouyaté and the bassist Otti Van der Werf he recorded the 1997 album "Djigui". He also recorded and played with the groups "Octurn" and "Deep in the Deep".

In 1988 he was involved in the “James Baldwin Project” by singer David Linx (album “A Lover's Question” on Label Bleu). In 2005 he was a member of the " Philip Catherine Guitar Orchestra". In 2001 he released an album "Vivaces" with his group "Vivaces".

Van Dormael also wrote film scores for his brother Jaco Van Dormael's films , such as the successful film " Toto the Held " (1991) and "Le huitième jour" (1996). The composition "Undercover" was used as the theme song for the film " Mr. Nobody " (2009).

In 2007 he received the Django d'Or (Belgium) as "Established Musician".

Van Dormael died on September 3, 2008 of complications from cancer .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Obituary at DH-Net