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Parliament of Angels 2023
[drums] + Canterbury Christ Church University + Matthew Wright

During Parliament of Angels’ first year of work, the focus was on its partnership with Matthew Wright and Canterbury University’s contemporary music department. The composition class had the opportunity to work with BL!NDMAN [drums]. Four new compositions were played by BL!NDMAN [drums] at the Wintersound festival. Later in the year, the four composers visited Antwerp to record new solo works with BL!NDMAN’s percussionists.

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.

Canterbury Christ Church University
Matthew Wright: artistic direction
Jan Foote: composition
Joe Inkpen: composition
Sophie Stone: composition
Maureen Wolloshin: composition

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


Jan Foote: S.H.R.
Joe Inkpen: Rage Rever!e Remorse
Sophie Stone: Hollow
Maureen Wolloshin: Ayub and the Tabacco Factory


20 Jan
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury (UK)