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

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eric sleichim > concept and artistic direction

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

BL!NDMAN [drums]
ward de ketelaere > percussion
yves goemaere > percussion
hannes nieuwlaet > percussion
ruben cooman > percussion

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bart bouckaert > repetitor
karel marynissen > soundengineer

WHIPLASH is a BL!NDMAN-production, coproduced by deSingel, Bozar Music and Concertgebouw Brugge

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.

WHIPLASH

Program with new pieces for BL!NDMAN [sax] + [drums]

programme

eric sleichim > all about john
riccardo nova > ottetto
mayke nas > behind the scenes 1
frederick neyrinck > gestalt IV
mayke nas > behind the scenes 2
wim henderickx > fireworks

robert lemay > (s)axe(s) (*)
jasna velickovic > last song (*)

première > 4 October 2012 > deSingel

(*) these pieces will only be presented on the occasion of the World Music Days 2012 on 1st November 2012 in Concertgebouw Brugge
  • riccardo nova > otteto
    “ottetto is a meditation over inspiration and espiration (prana) a recurring hypnotic motion .
    The breathing idea is given by the periodic structure of the piece and therefore by the lenght and speed of the periodic cycle (meter) which I have used. Cyclically a more or less evident change appears, a new direction, a question followed by an answer if possible or simply by a second question. What never really change is the main periodic structure ,the meter, even if often we loose it’s sight it is always underneath and whatever happens require a precise relation with it. In the vedic tradition a meter is considered a prescious gift, a tool which can be used to reach a target, a desire, or even a weapon of destruction.
    I have chosen a long periodic cycle (meter) of 19 beats as the basic frame for this composition.
    The tuning system is based on an extended Partchian diamond which includes also primes numbers 13, 17 and 19. (nineteen being the limit). The derived scale divides the octave into 99 steps (see the 99 sruti-s chart attached in the score). In the main three sections the rhythmical structure is directly deducted by the pitches organisation and their ratio.”
  • frederik neyrinck > gestalt IV
    The main idea of the cycle ¬“Gestalt¬” is to compose a musical construction where the
    proportions between the instruments are studied and questioned.
    In this case, it was not the idea to compose a real octet or a double quartet, but the idea was
    to construct a piece where the proportions between the instruments are not that common
    and where this proportions are changing all the time during the piece.

WHIPLASH played among others on the following locations:

2012
ANTWERPEN - deSingel (Rode Zaal)
BRUSSEL / BRUXELLES - Kaaitheater
BRUGGE - concertgebouw
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B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
+32 2 201 59 47

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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.