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Dominique Pauwels

Dominique's music was part of the Once Upon a Story events for MIF13. For more information, please visit the event page by following the link in the left hand panel.

Dominique studied at the Ghent Conservatorium, the Sweelinck Conservatorium of Amsterdam and at the IRCAM in Paris. In 1991, he graduated in composition and film composition from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Since 1991, Dominique has regularly composed for TV, for programmes such as Het huis van wantrouwen, Morgen maandag, Alles kan beter, De Mol, Het eiland, De Parelvissers, De slimste mens, De Pappenheimers and has designed the sets for various news programmes for the Flemish TV channel Eén. He is regularly asked to compose for theatre including musical theatre, film and advertising, and has provided the music for Lifestyle (1998, Victoria), Niet alle Marokkanen zijn dieven (Not all Moroccans are Thieves) (2001, Arne Sierens), Royal Madness (2001, Gonnie Heggen), No Comment (2003, Need Company, Jan Lauwers), Het oor (The Ear) (Apsara Recorder Quartet), and DeadDogsDon’tDance /DjamesDjoyceDeaD (2003, Jan Lauwers & Frankfurt Ballet). In 2006, he composed the soundtrack for Looking for Alfred, a short film by Johan Grimonprez, which won the European Media Award. Since 2004, Dominique has been resident composer at LOD. There he works in close collaboration with choreographer and dancer Karine Ponties and with director Guy Cassiers, who he is currently working with on a forthcoming opera, based on Macbeth (2013). Together with Inne Goris, he created Muur (Wall), Daydream (LOD & Manchester International Festival), Father, Mother, I & We (LOD & Hetpaleis) and Long Grass.


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