Self-taught saxophonist, Nicolas grew up in a family of musicians. He studied music at the Liège Conservatoire and stage direction at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle (INSAS). As a travelling musician, he played with Lászlò Shari, Fred Van Hove, André Goudbeek and his BIOrchestra, Baudouin De Jaer, Bart Maris, Erik Vermeulen, the Gnawas of Marrakech, Noise Maker’s Five, la Fanfare Rage Dedans, Kaat De Windt, the MUS-E Band, D-Y-Namic during tours in Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Lisbon, Budapest, Paris, Lausanne, Aix-la-Chapelle, Lille, Rennes, Luxembourg, Altéa, Casablanca, Marrakech, Taroudant, Agadir, Essaouira, Safi, El Jadida, Lagos, … from 1999 to 2004. In 2000, he formed the group animus anima(.be) with Benoist Eil (e.g., F), Pascal Rousseau (tuba, F), Etienne Plumer (dr., B/Kor) and many guests. They perform in Belgium, France, Switzerland and Germany in festivals, cafés, squats, clubs and large concert halls. He also composes for theatre and television.
Art form: musician, saxophonist, improviser, composer