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

No book has captivated and moved millions of readers during the past few years like A little life from American author Hanya Yanagihara. Ivo Van Hove made a translation for theatre and created a penetrating performance with music from Eric Sleichim, played by BL!NDMAN [strings]. The string quartet is live on stage and supports the theatrical action with classical string repertoire and Eric Sleichim?s compositions.

A production by ITA in co-production with BL!NDMAN, Comédie-Française and Het Amsterdamse Bostheater

In the summer of 2022, the ITA ensemble performed a major production in open air for the first time in its history. At the Amsterdam Bostheater, they performed the Dutch version of Les Damnés, the play directed by Ivo van Hove at the Comédie-Française, France’s most famous company. At Het Bostheater, BL!NDMAN [sax] performed Eric Sleichim’s music live.
From 29 September to 1 October 2023, the play can still be seen at Carré, Amsterdam with the recorded version of the music. On Sunday, October 1, the performance will be streamed live from Carré. The stream has English subtitles. Info and tickets

Theaterperformance of Ivo van Hove based on Teorema, a film and novel by Pasolini in collaboration with BL!NDMAN [new strings]. With music by Eric Sleichim, Webern and Beethoven.

BL!NDMAN [hybrid] in the realm of Russian Futurism!

music: H.Schütz & E.Sleichim
inspired by Günter Grass, John Gray, Yvonne Vera

Marathon-performance directed by Ivo van Hove, with fifteen actors of Toneelgroep Amsterdam & BL!NDMAN [drums].
Music by Eric Sleichim

silent film by Jean Epstein from 1928 with live accompaniment – Eric Sleichim solo & electronics

An encounter of experimental cinema and instrumental inventiveness

Georg W. Pabst made the movie ‘Secrets of a Soul’ in 1926, three years before his major success ‘Pandora’s Box’. Eric Sleichim is the first composer to create a contemporary soundtrack to this film.

Program with new pieces for BL!NDMAN [sax] + [drums]

In view of the tradition is Cage, Cager, Cagest a true happening at which various instruments as well as a lot of ‘objects trouvés’ are being used to make sounds.

This program, conceived by Eric Sleichim & Matt Wright (UK), focuses on the use of turntables. With a video by Olga Mink (NL).

Iconoclasts Eric Sleichim and Marnix De Cat take on works from the Petrus Alamire Complex with the organ, saxophone and live electronics.

Haendel’s most iconic works by organ and saxophone quintet !

Five saxophones play the monumental organ music of J.S. Bach.

BL!NDMAN plays the concert space as an instrument, a ‘listening room’ that reveals even in its furthest corners the sound of a music that was written to serve the word. The composers of the ‘Seconda Prattica’ (second half of the 16th to the 17th century) made extensive use of chromatics in order to transpose the expressiveness of the words as well as possible.
The quartet, ranging from sopranino to bass sax, blends with the voice of the countertenor to give its own form to this mannerist style, partly by the use of electronics.


contemporary program with soloists from each BL!NDMAN-quartet

Eric Sleichim and Matt Wright (UK) – concert for saxophone, turntables and laptop


music theatre based on Don De Lillo’s famous novel

Schaubühne Berlin. Text: Christopher Marlowe. Direction: Ivo van Hove. Music: Eric Sleichim

Münchener Kammerspiele. Direction: Ivo van Hove. Music: Eric Sleichim

Kaleidoscope of sounds and tastes

program with American minimalist pieces
Eric Sleichim + BL!NDMAN [sax]

7th module out of the temporary autonomus zones created for Brussels 2000 inspired by Hakim Bey.
The texts of Peter Verhelst are at the same time speed-poetry and acid-fiction. Peter Missotten is constantly perverting the medium of video and light while the sound or non-sound operated by Sleichim have a deep physiological objective.

Project and cd-recording with 10 years of music by Eric Sleichim (1998)

Project + documentary on the oeuvre of Eric Sleichim (1990)

Suite in 9 “gateways” and 3 mouvements for saxophone quartet
Composition and concept by Eric Sleichim
First performances in Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst / Gent and Palais des Beaux Arts / Brussels (1989)

Eric Sleichims first composition for saxophone quartet.
Premiered at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels on 3th March 1988

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BL!NDMAN       contact info

Gallaitstraat 76-78
1030 Schaarbeek, Belgium

general and artistic direction:
management:   M +32 473 29 98 91
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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.