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eric sleichim concept, direction & arrangements

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BL!NDMAN [sax]
koen maas > soprano & sopranino saxophones, table music
roeland vanhoorne > alto saxophone, clarinet, noise maker, table music
piet rebel > tenor saxophone
raf minten > bas & baritone saxophones, table music

BL!NDMAN [drums]
tom de cock > percussion, table music
yves goemaere > percussion, noise maker, table music
hannes nieuwlaet > percussion, noise maker, table music
ruben cooman > percussion, keyboard

BL!NDMAN [new strings]
floris uytterhoeven > violin, table music
femke verstappen > violin
ine kuypers > viola, table music
joyce kuipers > cello, table music

BL!NDMAN [vox]
griet de geyter > soprano
gunther vandeven > counter tenor, flute
kevin skelton > tenor, noise maker
hugo oliveira > bass, keyboard, noise maker

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anouk de clercq & kris verdonck > set design
mijeong jeong > costumes
luc schaltin (kaaitheater) > light design
maarten beirens > music dramaturg
roel das (i.s.m. Studio Champ d’action) > sound engineer
jo thielemans > stage technician
brecht beuselinck > light technician

kwadratur #1/globus is a BL!NDMAN production, commissioned by the cultural centre of Genk (B).

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.

KWADRATUR #1 / GLOBUS

location project with 16 musicians and electronics

In Kwadratur Eric SLEICHIM places the four BL!NDMAN quartets in a space… Globus is the result of the “20├—20-concept” that was developed for the 20th anniversary of BL!NDMAN (1988-2008)

While the ear registers indefinable sounds, the eye sees an immense globe around which a tribe is making gestures that seem to refer to an ancient rite. Sonorous textures emerge from all sides and fill the space like a whirlwind.

Wonderful pearls of ancient and modern music are deduced from this bulk. Polyphony is being woven, aria┬’s and quartet movements glide towards a plastic gesture where the image tells us about sounds of silence. Ballet m├ęchanique, a dazzling collective; from Purcell to Ives, from Strawinsky to Philip Glass, the enfants terribles of contemporary music guide you along the turns of their interior world. Music as a statement, a poetic cry, a long history…their history.

audio

programme

  1. eric sleichim (┬░1958) > ruisveld /2008 [ 15’ ]
  2. james tenney (1934-2006)> critical band /1988 [ extract 10’ ]
  3. steve reich (┬░1936) > pendulum music /1968 [ 2’ ]
  4. john cage (1912-1992) > story /1940 [ 2’ ]
  5. gavin bryars (┬░1943) > man in a room, gambling /1992 [ extract 2’ ]
  6. james tenney (1934-2006) > having never written one single note for percussion /1971 [ 3’ ]
  7. felipe perez santiago (┬░1973) > infernox4 /2007 [ extract 2’ ]
  8. matt wright (┬░1977) > nocturne for BJM /2004 [ extract 7’ ]
  9. george crumb (┬░1929) > god music /1970 [ extract 3’30 ]
  10. steve reich (┬░1936) > proverb /1995 [ extract 2’ ]
  11. kaija saariaho (┬░1952) > trois rivi├Ęres /1993 [ mvt.1 = 4’ ]
  12. george crumb (┬░1929) > sarabande /1970 [ 1 ‘ ]
  13. henry purcell (1659 – 1695) > the queens epicedium /1695 [ extract 3’30” ]
  14. charles ives (1874-1954) > the unanswered question /1908 [ 7’ ]
  15. terry riley (┬░1935) > the tuning path /1987 [ 8’ ]
  16. mayke nas (┬░1972) > calling /2005 [ extract 2’ ]
  17. eric sleichim (1958) > gestimmtseit /2004 [ 11’ ]
  18. igor stavinsky (1882-1971) > gloria /1948 [ extract 1’ ]
  19. eric sleichim (1958) > angel /2005 [ extract 5’ ]
  20. thierry de mey (┬░1956) > musique de tables /1987 [ extract 3’ ]
  21. phil glass (┬░1937) > in similar motion /1973 [ 9’30” ]
  22. johann sebastian bach (1685-1750) > arrangement sleichim > bwv 768, partita 10 / ca 1700 [ 5’17”]

premi├Ęre > 4 January 2009, Mousonturm – Frankfurt

press

┬‘Here, the stage is not only a podium, it is a space where a mise en scene is created with light and symmetric changes. The music that sounds, is amorphous, to say the least. It too has to find its contours. It also wanders. From minimal music to Helmut Lachenmann and back to Cage and Charles Ives, but also between centuries.┬’ Tim Gorbauch, Frankfurter Rundschau ┬– 6 januari 2009

┬‘Ancient music can be boring after a while. So can new music. But joining these two worlds creates an irresistible attraction. […] As apposed to many new music concerts where man can read elaborate work descriptions in the program note […], one can experience here that new music can also be about sensually perceptible art.┬’ Elisabeth Risch, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ┬– 6 januari 2009


KWADRATUR #1 / GLOBUS played among others on the following locations:

2011
GENK - cc Genk
2010
AMSTERDAM (NL) - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
2009
FRANKFURT (D) - mousonturm
NANTES (F) - le lieu unique
2008
BRUSSEL / BRUXELLES - kaaitheater
ANTWERPEN / ANVERS - deSingel
BRUGGE / BRUGES - Concertgebouw
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+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.