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Moondog, the blind magician who, dressed in Viking garb, paved the streets of New York with poetry and music in the 1960s.Thousands of sonatas, songs, suites and symphonies he composed for orchestra, brass band, percussion, piano, organ, string and saxophone ensemble. While singing his disarmingly lyrical madrigals, BL!NDMAN enters Moondog’s wonderful world with tuba, saxophones, flutes, tubax, electric guitars, piano, synthesizer and percussion of all kinds. This vast instrumental universe is filled with the ambience of the streets of New York and Moondog’s enigmatic quotations. BL!NDMAN’s interpretation is respectful of Moondog’s world. The songs, brass and woodwind pieces and especially the percussion are played in the spirit of Moondog. BL!NDMAN plays MOONDOG is a concert that breathes the street, where spirituality and poetry come together in a musical world of uncommon generosity.

Eric Sleichim: artistic direction and arrangements, tubax, flute, voice, e-bass and e-guitar

BL!NDMAN [sax]
Pieter Pellens: saxes, voice
Hendrik Pellens: saxes, voice
Piet Rebel: saxes, voice
Sebastiaan Cooman: saxes, voice
in trailer:
Koen Maas: saxes, voice
Raf Minten: saxes, voice

BL!NDMAN [drums]
Gideon Van Canneyt: percussion and tuba
Ward De Ketelaere: percussion, voice, e-guitar and arrangements


The programme includes:
Invocation, Bells are ringing, Theme, Bird’s Lament, Why spend a Dark Night with Me, Dog Trot, All is Loneliness, Stamping Ground, I’m This I’m That, New Amsterdam, Down is Up, Good for Goodie, Oboe Round, Rabbit Hop, Voices of Spring.