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

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eric sleichim > artistic direction, electronics

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

dries d’hondt > sound engineer, foley
wim bernaers > light technician

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.

WINGS

The Drama of the Skies

Two young men, one rich, the other middle class, are in love with the same woman. However, their priorities change soon enough: with the outbreak of the First World War, they both decide to sign up with the US Airforce.

WINGS (1927) combines a romantic plot with impressive images of air battles from WWI. The movie (by William A. Wellman) won the very first Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Special Effects!
WINGS was made in 1928 and contains, not only because of its age but also because of the medium of the silent movie itself, scenes that may appear corny or even pathetic to today’s viewers. Here the music is an ingredient of great importance as it can add rhythm and can even influence the meaning of the sequence.

Eric Sleichim created an electronic score for WINGS but interlaced it with fragments and quotations from 20th century repertoire for percussion: Xenakis, Stockhausen, Reich, Cage, Scelsi, Billone, Tenney, Takemitsu, Wolfe, Andriessen…
BL!NDMAN [drums] and Eric Sleichim perform with an extensive battery of percussion instruments and electronics.

calendar

16.09.2017
AMERSFOORT (NL)

WINGS played among others on the following locations:

2017
HERENTALS - Cultuurcentrum 't Schaliken
2016
BORNEM - cc ter dilft
2015
BRUSSEL / BRUXELLES - kaaitheater
TONGEREN - cc velinx
GLASGOW / Sonica Festival
2014
ANTWERPEN - Amuz
MAASMECHELEN - cc maasmechelen
AMSTERDAM (NL) - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
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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.