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reitze smits, eric sleichim > artistic direction and arrangements

reitze smits > organ

BL!NDMAN [sax]
koen maas > soprano sax
pieter pellens > soprano sax
eric sleichim > alto sax
piet rebel > tenor sax
raf minten > baritone sax

dries d’hondt > sound engineer

WATER & FIRE / Handel Revisited is a Stichting Voor de Wind and BL!NDMAN production and is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Brussels and Beste Buren. (www.besteburen.eu)

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.

WATER & FIRE / Handel revisited

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

Eric Sleichim and organ player Reitze Smits arranged 2 iconic works of Handel, the Water Music suite and Music for the Royal Fireworks, for saxophone quintet (BL!NDMAN [sax] plus Eric Sleichim, this time once again on alto) and grand organ. After the successful collaboration on 32 FOOT / the Organ of Bach BL!NDMAN and Reitze Smits now share the stage.

Saxophone(s) and organ have already been combined several times in new music. The sound of the instruments mix splendidly and also in terms of dynamics organ and saxophone quintet match perfectly, as well in the louder passages as in the more silent parts.
The monumental character of Handel’s orchestral score is emphasized in this unique instrumentation.

Handel’s iconic orchestral suites flank Le Cahos, the opening movement of Jean-Féry Rebel’s Les Elémens, a musical punch-in-the-face long ahead of its time.

programme

G.F. Handel, arr. E. Sleichim and R. Smits
Water Music Suite, selection

J.F. Rebel, arr. E. Sleichim
Le Cahos (from Les Elémens)

O. Messiaen, arr. E. Sleichim
Le Verbe (from La Nativité du Seigneur)

G.F. Handel, arr. E. Sleichim and R. Smits
Music for the Royal Fireworks

calendar

05.05.2018
HOOGSTRATEN - CC de Warande Turnhout

WATER & FIRE / Handel revisited played among others on the following locations:

2017
AMSTERDAM (NL) - Orgelpark
LA ROCHE EN ARDENNES - Juillets Musicales
BRUSSEL / BRUXELLES - Sint-Michiels en Sint-Goedele kathedraal
OOSTENDE - TAZ
DENDERMONDE
2016
BRUGGE - MA-festival
GRIMBERGEN Basiliek (CC Strombeek)
BETHUNE (FR)
HASSELT- cc Hasselt
2015
VIANEN - Grote Kerk
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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.