Category:ensemble (instrumentaal), kwartet
Genre(s):20ste eeuw, 21ste eeuw / hedendaags
Contact of:Eric Sleichim
Actual/previous members:Raf Minten, Eric Sleichim, Koen Maas, Piet Rebel, Ine Kuypers, Tom De Cock, Yves Goemaere, Hannes Nieuwlaet, Griet De Geyter, Gunther Vandeven, Roeland Vanhoorne, Chris Saris, Diamanda Dramm, Mariana Hutchinson, Hélène Koerver, Suzanne Vermeyen


In 1988 Eric Sleichim founded BL!NDMAN, a saxophone quartet with a traditional line-up, which develops new performance techniques and substantially expands the repertoire for the instrument by continually exploring the boundaries with other disciplines. In 2008 BL!NDMAN became a collective in which the 20 years of stage experience accumulated by the original quartet – BL!NDMAN [sax] – is shared with three young quartets: BL!NDMAN [drums], BL!NDMAN [vox] and BL!NDMAN [strings]. A collective composed entirely of quartets: unique in the music world.
Four quartets, two generations, countless possibilities for ‘unheard of’ cross-fertilisation. A highly individual repertoire of old and new.
As always, BL!NDMAN embraces other artistic disciplines, delights the eye, questions the ear and considers experiment of paramount importance.
BL!NDMAN [sax] is Koen Maas (soprano saxophone), Roeland Vanhoorne (alto saxophone), Piet Rebel  (tenor saxophone), Raf Minten (baritone saxophone)
BL!NDMAN [vox] is Griet de Geyter (soprano), Gunther Vandeven (counter tenor),
Kevin Skelton (tenor), Tiemo Wang (bass)
BL!NDMAN [drums]:Tom De Cock, Yves Goemaere, Hannes Nieuwlaet, Ruben Cooman
BL!NDMAN [strings]: Floris Uytterhoeven en Femke Verstappen (violin), Ine Kuypers (viola) en Joyce Kuipers (cello).

Selective discography

Water & Fire (Händel revisited)Water & Fire (Händel revisited) (2017)
BL!NDMAN, Georg Friedrich Händel, Jean-Féry Rebel, Olivier Messiaen
Bl!ndman collectedBl!ndman collected (2013)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century, classicism, Baroque, early music
Eric Sleichim, BL!NDMAN, Roy Nathanson, Steve Lacy, Ned Rothenberg, Johann Sebastian Bach, Leoninus, Perotinus (...)
32 foot - The Organ of Bach32 foot - The Organ of Bach (2013)
BL!NDMAN, Johann Sebastian Bach
Klarafestival 2013Klarafestival 2013 (2013)
Eric Sleichim, Johann Sebastian Bach, BL!NDMAN, Eric Sleichim
Novecento - Maximal Bl!ndmanNovecento - Maximal Bl!ndman (2012)
21st century / contemporary
BL!NDMAN, Thierry De Mey, Peter Vermeersch, Fabian Coomans
Mozart MachineMozart Machine (2006)
20th century
Kamermuziek in Vlaanderen 2005Kamermuziek in Vlaanderen 2005 (2005)
20th century
Ictus, Duo XXI, Zefiro Torna, BL!NDMAN, SimoensTrio, Triatu, Frans Geysen, Josquin Desprez (...)
Max!mal - Live in Frankfurt - Bl!ndmanMax!mal - Live in Frankfurt - Bl!ndman (2004)
20th century
BL!NDMAN, Thierry De Mey, Walter Hus, Eric Sleichim, Peter Vermeersch
November Music 2004November Music 2004 (2004)
20th century
BL!NDMAN, Filip Rathé
Multiple VoiceMultiple Voice (2002)
early music, 20th century
BL!NDMAN, Koen Maas, Eric Sleichim, Piet Rebel, Raf Minten, Leoninus, Perotinus, Johannes Ockeghem (...)

Related Items

News:BL!NDMAN zoekt vrijwillig administratief en productioneel assistent(e) (19.10.2011)
Opera-performance van Eric Sleichim op MA-festival (09.08.2011)
Bl!ndman call 4 young composers (18.10.2010)
Canvas portretteert Eric Sleichim (06.10.2008)
Tandemtournee Gouden Vleugels (02.10.2008)