Eric Sleichim & BLINDMAN

Go Crystal Tears

Go Crystal Tears
Go Crystal Tears

08.09.2013

One big human organ 

BL!NDMAN’s saxophones play monumental organ compositions by Bach. In Bach’s time the organ had acquired orchestral proportions, which the composer used to the full. By doubling up with Tubax (a sort of combination of tuba and sax) and electronics, BL!NDMAN generates the extra-low notes that are characteristic of the 32-foot pipes of large organs. The division of the voices accentuates the brilliance of the composition even more. BL!NDMAN becomes one big human organ, set in motion by breath.

• BL!NDMAN has been a guest at Kaaitheater since 1991. The ensemble will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with a brand new Bach CD and a reissue of its most memorable CDs from the early days to the present.

 

PROGRAMME

J. Dowland 
Go Crystal Tears

J.S. Bach
Pedal-Exercitium in G Minor
Passacaglia & Fugue in C Minor
Choral: Meine Seele erhebet den Herren
Trio a 2 Clav. e Pedale in D Minor
Toccata in C Major

J.S. Bach
Choral: Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir
Prelude & Fugue in G Minor
Choral: Ach Wie Nichtig, Ach Wie Flüchtig
Concerto in D Minor nach Vivaldi


artistic direction & arrangements Eric Sleichim | soprano sax Koen Maas | alto sax Roeland Vanhoorne | tenor sax Piet Rebel | baritone sax Raf Minten | tubax & electronics Eric Sleichim | co-production Festival Oude Muziek (Utrecht), Festival van Vlaanderen Brussel & Flagey