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

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eric sleichim > artistic direction, concept and arrangements

BL!NDMAN [sax]
koen maas > soprano saxophone
eric sleichim > soprano and alto saxophones and electronics
roeland vanhoorne > alto saxophone and clarinet
piet rebel > tenor and baritone saxophones
raf minten > baritone saxophone and synthesizer

MINIMAL BL!NDMAN is a BL!NDMAN-production

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.

MINIMAL BL!NDMAN

program with American minimalist pieces
Eric Sleichim + BL!NDMAN [sax]

With Minimal BL!NDMAN, Eric Sleichim and BL!NDMAN [sax] return to the music that has proved to be such a great inspiration at the time the ensemble (back in 1988) was founded: the music of the American minimalists. The repetitive structures, the tight, meticulous musical processes, and not to forget: the electrifying intensity and energy that Philip Glass, Terry Riley and Steve Reich displayed has had a profound effect on the musical development, the sound and even the attitude of BL!NDMAN. The time has come to acknowledge these influences, by revisiting some of those fascinating, radical minimalist compositions. The fast-paced expanding and shrinking patterns in Glass¬’ Music in Similar Motion and Contrary Motion, the psychedelic tape-delay canons of Riley¬’s Poppy Nogood, the intricate contrapuntal complexities of Reich¬’s Vermont Counterpoint and (with an added jazzy twist) New York Counterpoint, all testify of the radical, exciting way in which minimalism redefined the idea of what contemporary music could be. Eric Sleichim and BL!NDMAN [sax] take on these minimalist milestones the only way they should be performed: with intensity and reckless abandon.

programme

philip glass > in contrary motion> synthesizer, saxophones, clarinet
terry riley > poppy no good > saxophone & electronics
terry riley > the tuning path > saxophones
steve reich > clapping music > 2 musicians
philip glass > in similar motion > synthesizer, saxophones, clarinet
steve reich > new york counterpoint > saxophones & tape

première > 19 June 2009, Fête de la Musique, Eglise de la Chapelle, Brussels


MINIMAL BL!NDMAN played among others on the following locations:

2010
GENT/GAND - Bijloke
2009
BRUSSEL / BRUXELLES - Kapellekerk - Eglise de la Chapelle
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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.