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 and early music.
In 2008 BL!NDMAN became a collective in which the 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].
In 2014 the vocal quartet was replaced by BL!NDMAN [hybrid], a mixed quartet. Four quartets, countless possibilities for ‘unheard of’ cross-fertilisation. As always, BL!NDMAN embraces other artistic disciplines, delights the eye, questions the ear and considers experiment of paramount importance.