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

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eric sleichim > artistic direction and concept

BL!NDMAN [VOX]
griet de geyter soprano
gunther vandeven counter tenor
kevin skelton tenor
hugo oliveira bass

brecht beuselinck > stagemanager
sam serruys > soundtechnician

Production: BL!NDMAN, coproduced by The Brigittines (Centre of Contemporary Art Movement and Voice of the City of Brussels) as part of the residence of BL!NDMAN [vox] at the Brigittines 2008/2009.

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.

TURNTABLES 4 VOICES

Performance for vocal quartet and turntables

When their voice is not being used, the musicians use everything that is lying around, to perform some rather wilful scores. A concert that commutes between turntables and pure singing on the one hand and 16th century secret masses and 21st century scratchers on the other hand.

In 16-17th century Anglican England catholic music was forbidden. William Byrd, a catholic, did however compose several masses that could only be performed secretly, around the table as was, at that time, also common for worldly music that was performed in private. Referring to this practice, we see a vocal quartet that tackles an extremely unorthodox repertoire. A concert that commutes between turntables and pure singing on the one hand and 16th century secret masses and 21st century scratchers on the other hand.

audio

http://www.blindman.be/assets/sounds/Sleichim_Mass_4_TT.mp3Sleichim: Mass 4 Turntables (excerpt)

programme

  1. eric sleichim > mass 4 turntables (vinyl + voices) 13’
  2. anonymus > gaudeamus (alto + vinyl) 2’
  3. william byrd > kyrie & gloria (mass for 4 voices) 7’30
  4. john cage > story (voices) 2’30
  5. urmas sisask > laudate dominum (voices) 3’
  6. jonathan harvey > mortuos plango (electronics) 9’
  7. william byrd > credo (mass for 4 voices) 8’30
  8. kaija saariaho > nuits, adieux (voices + live electronics) 11.30’
  9. william byrd > sanctus & benedictus (mass for 4 voices) 4’
  10. matthew wright > contact theatre (vinyl) 7’
  11. anonymus > beati mundo (sop + vinyl) 1’30
  12. william byrd > agnus dei (mass for 4 voices) 3’30

Duration: ca. 65’ (without intermission)

première > 27 August 2008, Noorderzon Festival Groningen (NL)


TURNTABLES 4 VOICES played among others on the following locations:

2011
SINT-NIKLAAS - Museumtheater
2010
TONGEREN - Begijnhofkerk
2009
LEUVEN / LOUVAIN - Lemmensinstituut (Kapel)
2008
BRUSSEL / BRUXELLES - brigittines
GRONINGEN (NL) - der aa-kerk - festival noorderzon groningen
GENT / GAND - conventie voor dirigenten en componisten
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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.