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

BL!NDMAN, alive and kicking in corona times

Like everyone else, BL!NDMAN has been hit hard by the COVID 19 pandemic. From the start of the corona crisis and despite the enormous limitations and ever-changing regulations, it was clear that our 16 musicians, our artistic identity and the technical staff were our priority. We have been looking how, when and where we could stay in touch with our audience; a tour de force of continuous rethinking and -planning of the live programmes, rehearsal opportunities and output platforms.

At the beginning of this summer, we streamed the RASCH concert live from deSingel on Klara, in August we played an incredibly early sunrise concert in De Bijloke and throughout the summer, we released a series of eight American Minimal Music quarantine films a preview of the Warner triple CD ICONS. American Minimal Music, of which the actual release has been postponed until the fall of 2021.

Now we can go live again. And that is exactly what we will do in the coming months with no less than seven different programmes in Flanders, Wallonia, the Netherlands and France. Together with the organizers, we put our heads together to create a varied and artistically relevant series of programmes that fit within the corona measures.

Moreover, a breath of fresh air is blowing through BL!NDMAN: at the live stream concert in deSingel in July, we welcomed Hendrik Pellens on the alto sax and Sebastiaan Cooman on the baritone sax as regular members of BL!NDMAN [sax]. Together with Piet Rebel, Pieter Pellens and Eric Sleichim, they form a saxophone ensemble that surprisingly arches many generations.

We hope to meet you soon at our concerts,

BL!NDMAN ensemble

new ICONS video
Terry Riley


BL!NDMAN Autumn 2020

BL!NDMAN [strings] / Beethoven Reich Schubert 13 September 2020 – 15.30, Le Sillon d’Art, Maboge

BL!NDMAN [sax] / Stylus Fantasticus 23 September 2020 – 17.00 and 20.00, deSingel, Antwerp

BL!NDMAN [strings] [sax] [drums] / Reich & Glass 26 September 2020 – 17.00 and 20.00, De Bijloke, Ghent

BL!NDMAN [sax] / Het Lam Gods 3 October 2020 – 19.15 and 21.15, Sint-Pieterskerk, Festival van Vlaanderen Gent

BL!NDMAN [sax] / 32 Foot / the Organ of Bach 10 October 2020 – 20.30, Eglise Saint Remacle, MUBAFA Famenne

BL!NDMAN [sax] / Stylus Fantasticus 17 October 2020 – 19.00 and 21.00, Prediherenkerk, Leuven

BL!NDMAN [drums] / X-plosion season 2020/2021, Jeunesses Musicales, different locations Brussels and Wallonia

BL!NDMAN [strings] – ITA ensemble, Ivo Van Hove / Een klein leven December 2020, Théâtre La Vilette Paris, Rabozaal Amsterdam

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BL!NDMAN       contact info

Sainctelettesquare 18-19
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
+32 2 201 59 47


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. BL!NDMAN [drums] is supported by Muremo, distributor of Bergerault Percusssion Instruments.