Thirty years on from ‘Poortenbos’, Eric Sleichim’s first major composition for a saxophone quartet, and which was commissioned by Jan Hoet, he has collaborated with BL!NDMAN [sax] to create ‘Poortenbos 2’: a new suite for a saxophone quartet and an automatic DECAP accordion.
During the exhibition ‘The Collection (1) | Highlights of a Future’, BL!NDMAN will utilise the concrete space in which the exhibition is being staged, thereby transforming every nook and cranny of the building into a potential stage.
Five saxophonists (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone sax and tubax) are dispersed around the building, each of whom enters into a unique dialogue with its electronic shadow. The musicians are confronted with delayed sound or enter into a conversation with samples. After a while, the tenor sax mimics its self-generated electronic sounds: the original becomes the shadow of the shadow. The tubax then seems to pass through the rapid build-up of sounds, while the baritone sax can only summon up pre-recorded sounds by means of organ pedals.
- Sunday 12 May 2019 at 4 pm in the museum, first floor.
Eric Sleichim > artistic director and composor
Koen Maas > soprano saxophone and electronica
Pieter Pellens > soprano and alto saxophone and electronica
Piet Rebel > tenor saxophone and electronica
Raf Minten > baritone saxophone and electronica
Eric Sleichim > tubax, electronica and automatic Decap accordion
A co-production with SMAK Ghent, the TRANSIT Festival for new music and the Festival van Vlaanderen, Kortrijk in collaboration with Decap Organs