David Van Tieghem

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David Van Tieghem

American composer, musician, percussionist, drummer, keyboard player, performance artist, video artist and actor, notorious for his philosophy of utilizing any available object as a percussion instrument and his collaborations with the experimental rock artist Laurie Anderson add

Category: Music

Born in 1955.

Countries: United States (60%), United Kingdom (40%)

Main connections: Christopher Walken, Tom Stoppard, Molly Ringwald

Linked to: LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts




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David Van Tieghem was born in 1955 add something


From 1978 to 1983, he played in a number of soundtracks and scores add something


In 1981, he released a video work named "Ear To The Ground" add something


In 1986, he received a Bessie award for Music add something


Three years after the release of his first album, a second studio album, "Safety In Numbers", was released in 1987 under the label of Private Music Records add something


His third studio album, "Strange Cargo", was released in 1989 add something


Since 1989, Van Tieghem has been composing music for Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, as well as a few film scores add something


In 1996, he received a Drama Desk award nomination for Best Sound Design , and was awarded an Obie for Sustained Excellence of Music add something


In 1998, "How I Learned to Drive" was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the play completed a run in 1999 at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, starring Molly Ringwald, with the original director and design team add something


Van Tieghem was nominated for a 1998 Drama Desk award for Outstanding Sound Design for "Scotland Road" add something


He received two 1999 Drama Desk award Nominations - Outstanding Music in a Play for "The Turn of the Screw" and Outstanding Sound Design for "Stop Kiss" add something


He released his fourth studio album, "Thrown For A Loop", in 2009 add something


An active musician, composer and sound designer, Van Tieghem scored and sound designed the 2010 Broadway play "A Behanding In Spokane", starring Christopher Walken, and collaborated on new work with the choreographers Doug Varone and Elizabeth Streb add something


In 2011, he was the sound designer for the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" add something


He is the sound designer, composer and percussionist for the 2013 Broadway production of "Romeo and Juliet", starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, directed by David Leveaux add something