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

line-up

claron mc fadden: voice
matt wright: turntables, tuba, electronics
jörg brinkmann: cello
eric sleichim: saxophones, electronics

johan daenen: scenography
luc schaltin: lighting

dries d’hondt: sound engineer
max adams: technical assistance

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.

BEYOND/BEHIND

Opera Macchina

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

BL!NDMAN [hybrid] is the newest formation of BL!NDMAN: Eric Sleichim gathers 3 versatile musicians around him for a project related quartet.
For this second edition of BL!NDMAN [hybrid] Sleichim will make a performance inspired by the Russian Futurism, together with vocal ‘jane-of-all-trades’ Claron McFadden, the adventurous and virtuoso cello player Jörg Brinkmann and composer, tuba player ànd turntable wizard Matthew Wright.

In contrast to the Italian Futurism, the Russian pendant was rather focused on literature rather than on visual arts. Taking a language away from grammatical rules to come to pure mater. The word becomes an object as such, that exists solely of its sound, freed of its conceptual meaning.

Text thus becomes very important. We deal with it in all possible ways: sung, recited, shouted, projected and manipulated. Among the quoted Futurist writers are Mayakovski, Kamenski, Pasternak…

BL!NDMAN [hybrid] will be – although mainly improvising – musically inspired by Futurist composers such as Lourié, Gnesin, Goedicke and composers who were influenced by Futurism, for instance Stravinsky, Antheil, Prokofiev …

Next to the voice, machines stand in the central focus. The fascination for mechanics, movement and speed manifests in the use of Theremins, speakers as auto-generating sound objects, turntables and pure sinus signals. The deep gurgle sounds of noisemachines (cfr. intonarumori of the Italian Futurist Russolo) are created by bass tuba and tubax (double bass saxophone).


BEYOND/BEHIND played among others on the following locations:

2016
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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.