BL!NDMAN Akenkaai 2, B-1000 Brussels +32 (0)2 201 59 47
BL!NDMAN
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ERIC SLEICHIM & BL!NDMAN

Eric Sleichim’s contemporary music ensemble BL!NDMAN is not just another saxophone quartet, but the name of a lab that houses a continual working process since 1988. In 1988 Eric Sleichim founded BL!NDMAN, a saxophone quartet with a traditional line-up, which develops new performance techniques and substantially expands the repertoire for the instrument by continually exploring the boundaries with other disciplines and early music.

In 2008 BL!NDMAN became a collective in which the 20 years of stage experience accumulated by the original quartet – BL!NDMAN [sax] – is shared with three young quartets: BL!NDMAN [drums], BL!NDMAN [vox] and BL!NDMAN [strings]. In 2014 the vocal quartet was replaced by BL!NDMAN [hybrid], a mixed quartet. A collective composed entirely of quartets: unique in the music world.

Four quartets, countless possibilities for ’unheard of’ cross-fertilisation. A highly individual repertoire of old and new. As always, BL!NDMAN embraces other artistic disciplines, delights the eye, questions the ear and considers experiment of paramount importance.

BL!NDMAN [sax]

koen maas > soprano saxophone
pieter pellens > alto saxophone
piet rebel > tenor saxophone
raf minten > baritone saxophone

BL!NDMAN [drums]

christiaan saris > percussion
yves goemaere > percussion
hannes nieuwlaet > percussion
ruben cooman > percussion

BL!NDMAN [strings]

stefanie van backlé > violin
femke verstappen > violin
hélène koerver > viola
suzanne vermeyen > cello

BL!NDMAN [hybrid]

claron mcfadden > voice
jörg brinkmann > cello
matthew wright > tuba & turntables
eric sleichim > saxophones & electronics

 

BL!NDMAN [brass]

charlotte van passen > alto trombone
daniel quiles cascant > tenor trombone
daniel ruibal ortigueira > tenor trombone
konstantin koev > bass trombone



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BL!NDMAN       contact info

Sainctelettesquare 18-19
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
+32 2 201 59 47

contact:

general and artistic direction:
management:   M +32 485 30 98 01
productional and technical coordination:   M +32 485 53 68 16

BL!NDMAN is supported by the Arts Administration of the Ministry of the Flemish Community and the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels-Capital Region. BL!NDMAN [sax] play Selmer Paris Saxophones. BL!NDMAN [drums] is supported by Muremo, distributor of Bergerault Percusssion Instruments.