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Collaboratory Ciné-Concert IRCAM

Parliament of Angels 2024
[drums] + IRCAM + Martin Matalon + Eric Sleichim + ManiFeste 24

Composer Martin Matalon, Eric Sleichim and BL!NDMAN [drums] are offering six young composers a cinema-concert workshop, in which they will create original scores for the silent comedy film The Cook from Buster Keaton and three animation films from the series Out of the inkwell from Dave and Max Fleisher.

Parliament of Angels, is the brand new initiative of BL!NDMAN that enters into a five-year trajectory with national and international partners, unites artists and students from the Canterbury Christ Church University, IRCAM & Lobster Films, Koninklijk Conservatorium The Hague, Beeldende Kunstacademie The Hague, Art of Sound The Hague & Art and Sience The Hague, MATA Festival NY and the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. During residencies and workshops, students, artists, composers, musicians and curators will delve into predetermined themes and techniques. This will yield numerous new compositions over a period of five years and will provide the breeding ground for at least five productions. Each year, one partnership is central and this is represented by a curator who acts as a bridge figure between BL!NDMAN and its own institution. As a result of the annual lab project Parliament of Angels, the performances Corporate Action of 4 by BL!NDMAN [drums], A-CADEMIC by BL!NDMAN [sax], ELECTRIC WIRE by BL!NDMAN [strings] and LABYRINT by BL!NDMAN [hybrid] are planned.


Martin Matalon: artistic director
Eric Sleichim: artistic director BL!NDMAN
Serge Lemouton: Ircam pedagogical support
João Svidzinski: Ircam pedagogical support

BL!NDMAN [drums]
Hannes Nieuwlaet: percussion
Yves Goemaere: percussion
Ward De Ketelaere: percussion
Gideon Van Canneyt: percussion

Creations by composer trainees
Krõõt-Kärt Kaev
Anne Castex
Natalia Laguens
Ji young Lee
Mario Moya Sánchez
Ján Števuliak

Based on the medium-length film The Cook by Buster Keaton and the short films Bubbles, Invisible Ink and Trip to Mars from Max Fleisher’s Out of the Inkwell series.

As part of the Fête de la Musique
As part of Parliament of Angels

Produced by Ircam-Centre Pompidou, BL!NDMAN
Special thanks to FPA CLASSICS – (Lobster Films Collection)
Special thanks to Serge Bromberg

With the support of the ULYSSES network, subsidised by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme

Ircam is a partner of CENTQUATRE-PARIS for the hosting of experimental projects in the field of live performance.


Buster Keaton: The Cook
Dave & Max Fleischer: Out of the inkwell: Bubbles
Dave & Max Fleischer: Out of the inkwell: Invisible Ink
Dave & Max Fleischer: Out of the inkwell: a Trip to Mars


21 Jun
IRCAM #104 PARIS (première)
Paris (FR)