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Parliament of Angels 2023

[drums] + Canterbury Christ Church University + Matthew Wright

2023: Parliament of Angels year 1 is a collaboration between Canterbury Christ Church University & Matthew Wright UK with BL!NDMAN [drums].
Following BL!NDMAN [drums]‘s residency in Canterbury in Januari 2023 with a closing concert at the Wintersound festival, the composers visited Antwerp in May 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 University of Canterbury, IRCAM & Lobster Films, Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag, MATA Festival NY & University of Missouri and the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp & HISK. Students, artists, composers, musicians and curators will delve into predetermined themes and techniques during residencies and workshops This will yield numerous new compositions over a period of five years and will provide the breeding ground for at least five productions.

Eric Sleichim: artistic direction

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

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


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