BL!NDMAN Akenkaai 2, B-1000 Brussels +32 (0)2 201 59 47
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Eric Sleichim’s contemporary music ensemble BL!NDMAN is not just another saxophone quartet, but the name of a lab that houses a continual working process since 1988. In 1988 Eric Sleichim founded BL!NDMAN, a saxophone quartet with a traditional line-up, which develops new performance techniques and substantially expands the repertoire for the instrument by continually exploring the boundaries with other disciplines and early music.

In 2008 BL!NDMAN became a collective in which the 20 years of stage experience accumulated by the original quartet – BL!NDMAN [sax] – is shared with three young quartets: BL!NDMAN [drums], BL!NDMAN [vox] and BL!NDMAN [strings]. In 2014 the vocal quartet was replaced by BL!NDMAN [hybrid], a mixed quartet. A collective composed entirely of quartets: unique in the music world.

Four quartets, countless possibilities for ’unheard of’ cross-fertilisation. A highly individual repertoire of old and new. As always, BL!NDMAN embraces other artistic disciplines, delights the eye, questions the ear and considers experiment of paramount importance.

ICONS - The American Minimalists

In Similar Motion - Philip Glass

BL!NDMAN [sax]

pieter pellens > soprano saxophone
hendrik pellens > alto saxophone
piet rebel > tenor saxophone
sebastiaan cooman > baritone saxophone

BL!NDMAN [drums]

yves goemaere > percussion
hannes nieuwlaet > percussion
ward deketelaere > percussion
gideon van canneyt > percussion

BL!NDMAN [strings]

stefanie van backlé > violin
femke verstappen > violin
monica goicea > viola
suzanne vermeyen > cello

BL!NDMAN [hybrid]

matthew wright > laptop, electronics & turntables
tom challenger > laptop & electronics
pete harden > laptop & electronics
kit downes > laptop & electronics


BL!NDMAN [brass]

charlotte van passen > alto trombone
daniel quiles cascant > tenor trombone
daniel ruibal ortigueira > tenor trombone
konstantin koev > bass trombone

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BL!NDMAN       contact info

Gallaitstraat 76-78
1030 Schaarbeek, Belgium

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

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.