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Guy

Van Nueten

Biography

Guy Van Nueten began playing piano at the age of 5, when he was sent to the local music school by his mother. As a result of this, he found he was able to read music before the written word. Around the age of 15 he started to show an interest in pop/rock music and, following his studies in mathematical economics, he threw himself fully into a musical career. During his time with The Sands their nameless debut album was produced by Bill Janovitz of American group Buffalo Tom and issued worldwide by Universal. The group went on to tour throughout Europe with the likes of John Cale. Among the numbers written by Guy Van Nueten for The Sands was the ‘Belpop’ classic ‘April and June’, a track that can still be heard on the radio more than 20 years on and crops up regularly in the ‘Top 100 Belgian songs of all time’.

He has also composed for film-makers, theatre directors and choreographers, as well as for famous theatre companies from the Benelux countries such as Toneelhuis, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Les Ballets C de la B, deFilharmonie and HETPALEIS. For the last of these he penned the musical ‘Soepkinders’ in 2005, winner of a Flemish Musical Award. In the film world he has written soundtracks for directors Koen Mortier (‘Ex Drummer’) and Alex Stockman (‘Eva’ in 2006, an award-winner at the Venice Film Festival, and ‘Pulsar’, featuring Matthias Schoenaerts, in 2012). His music for the Ballets C de la B dance production ‘Bâche’ (2005) was hailed a masterpiece by the music magazine OOR for its “unique combination of a modern electronic sonic feast coupled with sensitive Elizabethan music.”

Guy Van Nueten

Guy Van Nueten

guy.vannueten@screencomposers.be

www.guyvannueten.com

Pâques au Tison (together with Jef Mercelis), director: Martine Doyen (2002)
Wolf director: SkaGen (2003)
Jaguar (short), director: Willem Thijssen (2003)
De Balletten en ci en là, documentary, director: Alain Platel (2006)
Eva reste au placard…(short 30 min), director: Alex Stockman (2006) (selection Venice film festival; ‘best european short’ film festival Evora, Portugal 2007)
Ex-drummer (together with a.o. Arno), director: Koen Mortier (2006) (‘Tiger Award’ festival Rotterdam 2007; ‘Best First Feature’ Fantasia festival 2008 ; ‘Best debut feature’ Raindance festival 2007; ‘Special Jury Award’ Warschau festival 2007)
Sing The Blues (short), director: Marc Goyens (2007)
Gentle Creature (short), director: Marc Roels (2009) (best Belgian short, festival Ghent 2009)
First Things First (short), (Humo-award) director: Arne Focketyn (2010)

Pulsar, director: Alex Stockman (2009-2010) (selection film festival Locarno, preis der Deutsche Filmkritik, film festival Hamburg) Epilogue, (documentary), director: Manno Lanssens (2011)
Nuru (animated short), director: Michaël Palmaers (2011) ( best animated short Palm Springs film festival, best animated short Rhode Island film festival)
Milo, directors: Berend en Roel Boorsma (2011-2012) (Giffoni Flm Festival ‘CGS Award’, Cinékid Award ‘best international children’s movie 2012’)
Le choix de peindre-Van Gogh (documentary) (together with Alan Gevaert), director: Henri de Gerlache (2014)
Night Has Come, director: Peter Van Goethem (2016-2017)
Raoul Servais, mémoires d’un artisan (documentary), director: Bastien Martin (2017)
Artaud, le Surréel et les Tarahumaras, director: Lara Quaglia (2018)