Category:ensemble (instrumentaal), kwartet
Genre(s):20ste eeuw, 21ste eeuw / hedendaags
Contact of:Eric Sleichim
Actual/previous members:Piet Rebel, Raf Minten, Eric Sleichim, Koen Maas, 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

Vierkant Muziek - 2002Vierkant Muziek - 2002 (2002)
Jazz, classical
Beethoven Academie, Pianoduo Kolacny, LOD, BL!NDMAN, Prometheus Ensemble, Ben Sluijs Quartet, Erik Vermeulen Trio, Collegium Vocale Gent (...)
Vierkant Muziek - 2001Vierkant Muziek - 2001 (2001)
Greetings from Mercury, Boenox, Flat Earth Society, Oxalys, Prometheus Ensemble, BL!NDMAN, LOD, Spiegel Strijkkwartet (...)
Terry Riley: in CTerry Riley: in C (2000)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Ictus, BL!NDMAN, Terry Riley
Bl!ndman plays BachBl!ndman plays Bach (2000)
20th century
BL!NDMAN, Eric Sleichim, Johann Sebastian Bach
Dust makes DamageDust makes Damage (1998)
20th century
BL!NDMAN, Eric Sleichim
Bl!ndman Electr!kBl!ndman Electr!k (1998)
20th century
Marockin' storiesMarockin' stories (1997)
World / Ethnic
Marakbar, Al-Harmoniah, BL!NDMAN

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Bl!ndman call 4 young composers (18.10.2010)
Canvas portretteert Eric Sleichim (06.10.2008)
Tandemtournee Gouden Vleugels (02.10.2008)