BL!NDMAN [drums] + [strings] [BE]
The good old pick-up or turntable is experiencing its second youth as an instrument. For Totem, head-BL!NDMAN Eric Sleichim will be working with the British composer and turntable virtuoso Matt Wright. With their eight turntables, the musicians of BL!INDMAN will create a strange world in which this instrument, largely used in the club circuit, is brought into the sphere of new music. The Dutch video artist Olga Mink will create a tailor-made video environment for this programme.
● With his BL!NDMAN saxophone quartet, Eric Sleichim has always explored new playing techniques and new repertoire. In 2008 he founded three new quartets, BL!NDMAN [drums] BL!NDMAN [strings] and BL!NDMAN [VOX]. Four quartets, two generations and countless opportunities for cross-fertilization. The work of composer Matt Wright blurs the boundary between the cultures of concert and club. His oeuvre ranges from scores for early music ensembles to big events involving DJs, musicians and digital media.
Matthew Wright/Eric Sleichim, Melting Wax
Matthew Wright, Contact Theater
Matthew Wright, Mixtape Zen
Matthew Wright, Totem for Brussels (creation)
Eric Sleichim, New Work for 8 turntables (creation)
artistic direction, composition, concept Matthew Wright & Eric Sleichim | video Olga Mink | BL!NDMAN [drums] Ruben Cooman, Tom De Cock, Yves Goemaere, Hannes Nieuwlaet | BL!NDMAN [strings] Floris Uytterhoeven, Marieke Berendsen, Ine Kuypers, Joyce Kuipers | technique Brecht Beuselinck, Jo Thielemans | production BL!NDMAN (Brussels) | co-production deSingel (Antwerp), Kaaitheater