MINIMAL-MAXIMAL & WATER & FIRE / Handel Revisited 30 years BL!NDMAN
BL!NDMAN is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary and since 1991 it has been a regular guest at Kaaitheater. To celebrate, we are organizing a festive programme! Eric Sleichim’s ensemble developed out of Maximalist!, which also included Thierry De Mey and Peter Vermeersch. Their penchant for minimalist composers like Steve Reich, Philip Glass or Louis Andriessen was especially palpable in the early years of BL!NDMAN. MINIMAL-MAXIMAL – part 1 of the evening – is returning to these roots. Afterwards, the complete BL!NDMAN collective ([sax], [drums] and [strings]) along with a DECAP organ will play Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks by G.F. Handel. The zenith between these two iconic works will be the opening part of Jean-Fery Rebel’s Les Eléments (1737), one of his lesser-known suites. Without question a musical triumph, far ahead of its time.
"I went to music school primarily to deconstruct the protocols of classical music." - Eric Sleichim in BRUZZ
artistic direction BL!NDMAN, arrangements, alt saxophone, tubax Eric Sleichim | BL!NDMAN [sax] – soprano saxophone Koen Maas, soprano-, alt- & baritone saxophones Pieter Pellens, tenor saxophones Piet Rebel, baritone saxophone Raf Minten | BL!NDMAN [drums] – marimba, percussion Christiaan Saris, vibraphone, percussion Hannes Nieuwlaet, mallet cat, piano, percussion Yves Goemaere | BL!NDMAN [strings] – violin Stefanie Van Backlé, Olivia Bergeot, viola Monica Goicea, cello Suzanne Vermeyen, piano Fabian Coomans | made possible by de Nationale Loterij