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eric sleichim > artistic direction, concept, transcriptions and arrangements

bart bouckaert > rehearsal director
luc schaltin > light design
jan moeyaert > research

BL!NDMAN [sax]
koen maas > soprano saxophone
roeland vanhoorne > alto saxophone
piet rebel > tenor saxophone
raf minten > baritone saxophone

BL!NDMAN [vox]
griet de geyter > soprano
sarah abrams > 2nd soprano
kevin skelton > tenor
gunther vandeven > counter tenor
tiemo wang > bass

brecht beuselinck > stagemanager and lighttechnician

BL!NDMAN plays Buxtehude is a BL!NDMAN-production, coproduced by Kaaitheater and Bozar Music

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.

BL!NDMAN PLAYS BUXTEHUDE

vocal work by saxophone quartet and five voices

BL!NDMAN pays tribute to the master with vocal work by Buxtehude, Schütz and Bach in a
contemporary setting for saxophones and voices

In 2007 we have commemorated the tercentenary of the death of Dietrich Buxtehude. Buxtehude was born fifty years after Schütz and fifty years before Bach and is therefore the link between the founder and the cantor of German baroque music. He was the most respected and influential composer of his day. The young Handel visited him in 1703. In 1705 the young Bach walked 300 kilometres to hear his music.

Buxtehude wrote a great many vocal and instrumental compositions. His work raised the North German organ school to new heights and influenced Bach’s organ music. He is known for his highly imaginative use of an extremely wide range of musical forms and he managed to achieve virtuosity and drama in a quite exceptional way.

audio

http://www.blindman.be/assets/sounds/CHROM_Klaglied_Dietrich_Buxtehude.mp3 klaglied > dietrich buxtehude

programme

Heinrich Schütz > Cantate Domino Canticum Novum – SWV 81 [saxophone and vocal quartet] 3’ Dietrich Buxtehude > Das neuegebor’ne Kindelein – BuxWV 13 [saxophone and vocal quartet] 7’ Dietrich Buxtehude > Missa Brevis – BuxWV 114 [5 stemmen] 12’ Dietrich Buxtehude > Jesu, komm, mein Trost und Lachen – BuxWV 58 [saxophone quartet, alto, tenor and bass voice] 9’ Dietrich Buxtehude > Fried und Freudenreiche – BuxWV 76 [saxophone quartet and soprano] 7’ J.S Bach > Jesu, meine Freude – BWV 227 [saxophone quartet + 5 voices] 25’

duration: ca. 65’ (no intermission)

première: 13 February 2007, Kaaitheater Brussels


BL!NDMAN PLAYS BUXTEHUDE played among others on the following locations:

2012
DENDERMONDE - St Petrus- & Pauluskerk (org.CC Belgica)
2011
ERFURT (D) - Heizwerk (Thüringer Bachwochen)
2009
MOL - Sint Pieter en Pauwelkerk
AALST - Jezuïetenkapel
ANTWERPEN - Amuz
2008
FRANKFURT (D) - Mousonturm
ANTWERPEN / ANVERS - Fredeganduskerk / Wintervuur festival
GENK - Kerk van Winterslag
2007
BRUSSEL / BRUXELLES - kaaitheater / bozar
MÜHLHAUSEN (D) - MDR Musiksommer- Divi Blasii Kirche
POITIERS (F) - Concerts Allumés - église Saint-Jean-de-Montierne
SAINTES (F) - l'Abbaye aux Dames
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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.