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30 JAAR BL!NDMAN

[drums] + [sax] + [strings] + Eric Sleichim + DECAP

For BL!NDMAN’s birthday, Eric Sleichim is putting together an impressive festive programme that both harks back to its roots and looks to the present with contemporary compositions.

BL!NDMAN’s three quartets will play MINIMAL / MAXIMAL with pieces by Philip Glass, Thierry De Mey, Peter Vermeersch and Louis Andriessen. Following the interval is WATER & FIRE; a new performance of Handel’s Water Music and Fireworks by BL!NDMAN [sax], [drums] and [strings] together with a fully automatic Decap organ.

Thanks to the National Lottery who help make these concerts for BL!NDMAN’s 30th anniversary possible.

Eric Sleichim: artistic direction, arrangements, alto saxophone, tubax

BL!NDMAN [sax]
Koen Maas: soprano saxophone
Pieter Pellens: soprano, alto and baritone saxophone
Piet Rebel: tenor saxophone
Raf Minten: baritone saxophone

BL!NDMAN [drums]
Hannes Nieuwlaet: marimba, percussion
Yves Goemaere: vibraphone, percussion
Christiaan Saris: vibraphone, percussion

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

Elisa Medinilla: piano

Programme

MINIMAL / MAXIMAL
L. Andriessen: Workers Union
S. Reich: Nagoya Marimba
T. De Mey & Peter Vermeersch: Habanera
T. De Mey: Musique de Tables
P. Glass: In Similar Motion
T. De Mey: Balatum

WATER & FIRE + Decap Orchestrion
G.F. Handel, arr. E. Sleichim and R. Smits: Water Music Suite, selection
J.F. Rebel, arr. E. Sleichim: Le Cahos (from Les Elémens)
G.F. Handel, arr. E. Sleichim and R. Smits: Music for the Royal Fireworks

Agenda

2019
06 Apr
Kaaitheater
Brussel (BE)
31 Mar
CC Hasselt
Hasselt (BE)
2018
09 Nov
DE SINGEL
Antwerpen (BE)
03 Nov
Concertgebouw
Brugge (BE)