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

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eric sleichim > artistic direction

tom de cock > percussion
ruben cooman > percussion
yves goemaere > percussion
hannes nieuwlaet > percussion

karel marynissen > sound technician
brecht beuselinck > stagemanagement

FULL RIDE is a BL!NDMAN-production. With thanks to Mieke Dekeyser et Kris Lazeure (Sint-Vincentiuscollege – Ieper) for the blackboards.

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.

FULL RIDE

Full Ride is a program for percussion-quartet in which new repertoire is being explored. Unusual objects such as black boards and drum brakes are being used as soundmaterial.

BL!NDMAN [drums] presents revolutionary pieces by living composers, amongst them two cool ladies. All prejudices about percussion (boring, limited, cold) will be fiercely challenged. A quartet of drum sets is kicking off with 7 minutes of hi-hats. Julia Wolfe explores the almost symphonic richness of the double cymbal. Gradually the complete drum sets are drawn into a vortex of pumping rhythms.
After that, David Lang subtly takes down all deceptive certainties. Four percussionists are playing slightly different parts on instruments made of flowerpots and teacups. Elusive variations in timbre and rhythm overwhelm the audience.
In Raphael Cendo¬’s piece, fluent riddles dissolve into harshly contrasting percussion-sounds.
But it is Mayke Nas who really stretches the limits of percussion. Based on a text by Peter Handke, four percussionists are writing self-reproaches in tight rhythm on blackboards and wipe these off again.
The result is an impressive example of theatrical percussion.
(text: Bart Bruggeman – with thanks to Handelsbeurs)

programme

julia wolfe > dark full ride (2002) (18’00)
david lang > the so-called laws of nature-part 1 (2002) (12’06)
raphael cendo > scratch data (2002) (10’13)
mayke nas & wouter snoei > i delayed people’s flights by walking slowly in narrow hallways (2005) (17’00)


FULL RIDE played among others on the following locations:

2013
EKEREN - Cultuurcentrum
2012
Gent - Handelsbeurs
Genk - C-Mine
BRUGGE - concertgebouw
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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.