eric sleichim > artistic direction
pieter jansen > violin
liesbeth baelus > violin
kris hellemans > viola
romek maniewski > cello
BLACK ANGELS is a BL!NDMAN production with the support of Youth and Music Flandres. With thanks to the string quartet Spiegel Strijkkwartet.
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.
http://blindman.be/assets/sounds/STR_crumb_black_angels.mp3 crumb > black angels
a war program for string quartet & electronics
A performance that focuses on a piece by the American composer George Crumb. The violence of ‘Black Angels’ is alternated with intimate movements from pieces of other composers.
The performance focuses on the poignant piece ‘Black Angels’, written by George Crumb in 1970 as a reaction against the Vietnam War. More then 30 years later the world is still confronted with the inhumanity of war. In this program, aggressive movements from ‘Black Angels’ are being alternated with intimate and peaceful movements from other composers. The string quartet is thus questioning the horrors of the act of war.
john cage > story (3’)
george crumb > black angels / threnody I: night of the electric insects (3’)
franz schubert > der tod und das mädchen / mvt.2 (7’)
black angels part 2+3: sounds of bones and flutes + lost bells (2’)
black angels / part 4: devil-music (2’)
dmitri sjostakovitsj > stringquartet n°8/ largo (5’)
black angels / part 5: danse macabre (2’)
dmitri sjostakovitsj > stringquartet n°8/ mvt.5
black angels / part 6: pavana lachrymae (1’)
black angels / part 7: threnody II: black angels (3’)
dmitri sjostakovitsj > stringquartet n°8/ mvt.4
black angels / part 8 + 9
dmitri sjostakovitsj > stringquartet n°8/ mvt.2
black angels / part 10: god-music (3’)
kris defoort > restless / for the children of iraq (6’)
black angels / part 11 + 12 + 13