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An Pierlé

Biography

Perhaps finest likened to some Belgian Tori Amos, An Pierlé created a likewise theatrical and operatic make of piano-based art-pop. Given birth to in 1974, Pierlé embraced music, performing, and dance like a child and briefly analyzed traditional piano before enrolling at Antwerp’s Studio room Herman Teirlinck Artwork School at age group 17. During her third 12 months she headlined her 1st single program of initial material, a meeting further distinguished from the clear ergonomic desk ball she sat upon rather than a normal piano stool, an element of her live shows from that time forwards. In 1996 Pierlé moved into her demonstration tape within the annual Humo’s Rock and roll Rally competition, ascending to the ultimate round on the effectiveness of her jury-favorite rendition of Gary Numan and Tubeway Army’s synth pop traditional “Are Friends Electric powered?” The tune also emerged being a Belgian radio strike, but Pierlé shied from the attendant buzz, instead spending near 2 yrs as an associate from the touring business behind the theatrical creation Bernadetje. A small number of single concerts nevertheless held her for the radar of pop music professionals and enthusiasts, and in early 1998 Pierlé finally agreed upon to Warner Music Benelux to begin with sessions on her behalf debut LP, Dirt Stories, issued the next season. Composer and arranger Koen Gisen surfaced as Pierlé’s collaborator on her behalf sophomore discharge, 2002’s Brian Eno-influenced Helium Sunset. A following tour featured a complete backing music group and orchestra, enhancements that also designed 2006’s White Velvet.

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Full Name An Pierlé
Nationality Belgian
Music Songs Sing Song Sally, Helium Sunset, Are 'Friends' Electric?, Mud Stories, Such A Shame, As Sudden Tears Fall, The Cold Song, Birds Love Wires, This Burning, Jours peinards, Suburban Skies, How Does It Feel, Nobody's Fault, Solid Rain, There Is No Time, Paris s'éveille, Kiss Me, Leave Me There, Wrong Things Done, Secret Thoughts, Wounded Heart, Mad Dog Watch, Heart Of Winter, Feel For the Child, The House Of Sleep, Certain Days, Sad Lover, It's Got to Be Me, God in a Cage, Closing Time, Pleasant Times, Not the End
Albums Slumberland, The Brand New Testament, An Pierlé & White Velvet, Live Jet Set With Orchestra, Helium Sunset, Mud Stories, Strange Days, Cluster, Arches, Strange Ways, Tower, How Does It Feel
Movies The Brand New Testament, Eldorado


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#Fact
1 Entered Humo's Rock Rally in 1996 with a cover of Gary Numan's "Are Friends Electric?".
2 Studied music at the Studio Herman Teirlinck in Antwerp.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
To Be or Not to Be 2000 Short
Piece of Cake 1998 Short
Heterdaad 1997 TV Series Agnes De Kock
Elixir d'Anvers 1996 Hoertje (as Ann Pierlé)
De memoires van Eva M. 1996 Short
Union Match 1994 Short
Moeder, waarom leven wij? 1993 TV Mini-Series Alice
Republiek 1993 Short
De grote vergissing 1991 TV Movie Eva

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le tout nouveau testament 2015 performer: "Sing Song Sally" / writer: "Sing Song Sally"
Ex Drummer 2007 "Need You Now"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le tout nouveau testament 2015 composer
Eldorado 2008

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ce soir (ou jamais!) 2006 TV Series Herself
Barend en Van Dorp 2002 TV Series Herself - Musician

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Magritte Award Magritte Awards, Belgium Best Original Score (Meilleure musique originale) Le tout nouveau testament (2015)


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