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

line-up

Eric Sleichim
artistic direction, arrangements, tubax and electronics

BL!NDMAN [sax]
Pieter Pellens: soprano saxophone
Hendrik Pellens: alto saxophone
Piet Rebel: tenor saxophone
Sebastiaan Cooman: bariton saxophone

BL!NDMAN [drums]
Hannes Nieuwlaet: percussion
Yves Goemaere: percussion
Ward Deketelaere: percussion
Gideon Van Canneyt: percussion

BL!NDMAN [strings]
Stefanie Van Backlé: violin
Femke Verstappen: violin
Monica Goicea: viola
Suzanne Vermeyen: cello

Fabian Coomans: piano

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.

ICONS - The American Minimalists -

STEVE REICHPHILIP GLASSTERRY RILEY

concerts and triple album

RELEASE DATE TRIPLE CD & DIGITAL: 14 April 2023!

ICONS – The American Minimalists : Steve Reich – Philip Glass – Terry Riley

BL!NDMAN provides a sample of the unique timbres that the specific distribution can realize autonomously and together: saxophone quartet, string quartet, percussion quartet, piano and electronics.

The early minimal repertoire was material for many choreographers, such as A.T. De Keersmaeker and Wim Vandekeybus with whom Eric Sleichim, BL!NDMAN’s artistic director, had his first collaborations. The material included here is highly representative of the various techniques used by the icons of this movement.

The repertoire brings a wider audience that finds it hard to connect to contemporary classical music, to a different oeuvre than the traditional works of “classical music”. BL!NDMAN also finds a link here with its dĂ©marche to the renewal of “old music”; minimal music is inspired by the oldest polyphony techniques.

The choice for relatively well-known and especially less well-known works of Steve Reich, Philip Glass and Terry Riley, the three icons of repetitive music, gives a right to exist. The recording of a triple album immediately aroused the interest of major record label Warner Classics. Release 14 April 2023.

 

The Tuning Path – Terry Riley


The Tuning Path – Terry Riley BL!NDMAN (sax) from BL!NDMAN on Vimeo.

 

Triple Quartet mvt.2 – Steve Reich


Triple Quartet Mvt. 2 – Steve Reich from BL!NDMAN on Vimeo.

 

Cello Counterpoint mvt.3 – Steve Reich


Cello Counterpoint Steve Reich BL!NDMAN (strings) Suzanne Vermeyen from BL!NDMAN on Vimeo.


 

Music in Similar Motion – Philip Glass


Music in Similar Motion Philip Glass BL!NDMAN from BL!NDMAN on Vimeo.


 

 

Nagoya Marimbas – Steve Reich


Nagoya Marimbas Steve Reich BL!NDMAN (drums) from BL!NDMAN on Vimeo.


 

 

New York Counterpoint – Steve Reich


New York Counterpoint – Steve Reich BL!NDMAN (sax) from BL!NDMAN on Vimeo.

 

calendar

26.05.2023
BRUGGE (B) - Concertgebouw
02.06.2023
MULHOUSE (F) - La Filature
01.12.2023
HEUSDEN ZOLDER (B) - CC De Muze
02.12.2023
RONSE (B) - CC De Ververij
03.12.2023
MAASMECHELEN (B) - CC Maasmechelen
15.12.2023
LOMMEL(B) - CC Adelberg

ICONS - The American Minimalists - played among others on the following locations:

2023
ANTWERPEN (B) - DE SINGEL - Release-concert WARNER
2022
ROUEN (F)
2021
PODIUM 19 vrt.nu
ONLINE CONCERT - PODIUM 19 www.vrt.be/vrtnu/kanalen/podium-19/
2020
GENT (B) - Bijloke
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BL!NDMAN       contact info

Gallaitstraat 76-78
1030 Schaarbeek, Belgium
+32 2 201 59 47

contact:

general and artistic direction:
management:   M +32 473 29 98 91
production and communication:   M +32 473 71 50 70

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.