Eric Sleichim's contemporary music ensemble BL!NDMAN, founded in 1988, is both a saxophone quartet and a lab that houses a continual working process since its inception. BL!NDMAN has a traditional line-up, which develops new performance techniques and substantially expands the instrument's repertoire by exploring the boundaries with other disciplines and with early music.
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 [voice] and BL!NDMAN [strings]. In 2014, the vocal quartet was replaced by a mixed one, BL!NDMAN [hybrid]. The four quartets continue to embrace other artistic disciplines, considering experiment of paramount importance.