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


music theatre based on Don De Lillo’s famous novel



BL!NDMAN [hybrid] in the realm of Russian Futurism!


Haendel’s most iconic works by organ and saxophone quintet !





Iconoclasts Eric Sleichim and Marnix De Cat take on works from the Petrus Alamire Complex with the organ, saxophone and live electronics.




Five saxophones play the monumental organ music of J.S. Bach.





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contemporary program with soloists from each BL!NDMAN-quartet


Schaubühne Berlin. Text: Christopher Marlowe. Direction: Ivo van Hove. Music: Eric Sleichim


Program with new pieces for BL!NDMAN [sax] + [drums]


Marathon-performance directed by Ivo van Hove, with fifteen actors of Toneelgroep Amsterdam & BL!NDMAN [drums].
Music by Eric Sleichim


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Theaterperformance of Ivo van Hove based on Teorema, a film and novel by Pasolini in collaboration with BL!NDMAN [new strings]. With music by Eric Sleichim, Webern and Beethoven.


music: H.Schütz & E.Sleichim
inspired by Günter Grass, John Gray, Yvonne Vera


Münchener Kammerspiele. Direction: Ivo van Hove. Music: Eric Sleichim


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Eric Sleichim and Matt Wright (UK) – concert for saxophone, turntables and laptop


This program, conceived by Eric Sleichim & Matt Wright (UK), focuses on the use of turntables. With a video by Olga Mink (NL).


In view of the tradition is Cage, Cager, Cagest a true happening at which various instruments as well as a lot of ‘objects trouvés’ are being used to make sounds.


Georg W. Pabst made the movie ‘Secrets of a Soul’ in 1926, three years before his major success ‘Pandora’s Box’. Eric Sleichim is the first composer to create a contemporary soundtrack to this film.


Kaleidoscope of sounds and tastes


program with American minimalist pieces
Eric Sleichim + BL!NDMAN [sax]


BL!NDMAN once more shows its innovative side in the live accompaniment for Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill Junior. This original composition by Eric Sleichim not only gives us a refreshing new look at the film, but is a worthwhile piece in itself. Apart from the eccentric task of providing sound effects, the saxophone quartet mainly plays a firmly balanced score which, in combination with special effects, results in a tempestuous soundtrack.

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BL!NDMAN plays the concert space as an instrument, a ‘listening room’ that reveals even in its furthest corners the sound of a music that was written to serve the word. The composers of the ‘Seconda Prattica’ (second half of the 16th to the 17th century) made extensive use of chromatics in order to transpose the expressiveness of the words as well as possible.
The quartet, ranging from sopranino to bass sax, blends with the voice of the countertenor to give its own form to this mannerist style, partly by the use of electronics.


7th module out of the temporary autonomus zones created for Brussels 2000 inspired by Hakim Bey.
The texts of Peter Verhelst are at the same time speed-poetry and acid-fiction. Peter Missotten is constantly perverting the medium of video and light while the sound or non-sound operated by Sleichim have a deep physiological objective.


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Project and cd-recording with 10 years of music by Eric Sleichim (1998)


silent film by Jean Epstein from 1928 with live accompaniment – Eric Sleichim solo & electronics



An encounter of experimental cinema and instrumental inventiveness


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Project + documentary on the oeuvre of Eric Sleichim (1990)


Suite in 9 “gateways” and 3 mouvements for saxophone quartet
Composition and concept by Eric Sleichim
First performances in Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst / Gent and Palais des Beaux Arts / Brussels (1989)


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Eric Sleichims first composition for saxophone quartet.
Premiered at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels on 3th March 1988

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BL!NDMAN       contact info

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

contact:

general and artistic direction:
management:   M +32 485 30 98 01
technical coordination & sound engineer:   M +32 485 53 68 16
production manager:   M +32 498 54 96 81

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.