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Eric Sleichim Biography

 
Bio:
Eric Sleichim is a composer and saxophone player of international repute. He is known for his idiosyncratic playing and writing style for both soloists and orchestras. He is a composer in residence at Chamber-opera Transparant and the dedicated composer for the Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp. He ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Eric Sleichim is a composer and saxophone player of international repute. He is known for his idiosyncratic playing and writing style for both soloists and orchestras. He is a composer in residence at Chamber-opera Transparant and the dedicated composer for the Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp. He ... (read complete bio)

Eric Sleichim is a composer and saxophone player of international repute. He is known for his idiosyncratic playing and writing style for both soloists and orchestras. He is a composer in residence at Chamber-opera Transparant and the dedicated composer for the Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp.

He has worked with Ivo van Hove since 2007 on productions including Roman Tragedies, Teorema, Ludwig II, The Fountainhead, Kings of War, The Damned, Obsession and A Little Life.

In 1988, Sleichim founded BL!NDMAN, a unique ensemble that includes a saxophone, string, percussion, brass and electronic quartet. He has developed new playing techniques and expanded the repertoire, by combining traditional lineups with other art disciplines.

He has also made recordings on BMG, Universal and Warner Classics CDs that include the organ works of J. S. Bach, the vocal music of Josquin des Prez, Ockeghem, Schütz, Buxtehude and Mozart, and the orchestral work of Handel. Sleichim has also worked with visual artists, choreographers, writers and theater-makers to develop multimedia performances, and has provided the live music for silent films by directors such as Buster Keaton, Jean Epstein, Georg Pabst and Alexander Dovzhenko.

He has worked with internationally acclaimed artists, including Jan Fabre, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Heiner Goebbels, Wim Vandekeybus, Meg Stuart, Johan Simons and Ivo van Hove.

Eric Sleichim Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Sound Design
Eric Sleichim, Network
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Sound Design of a Play
Eric Sleichim, Network
 
Olivier Awards - 2018 - Best Sound Design
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