Shackle is Anne La Berge on flute and electronics and Robert van Heumen on laptop-instrument. Their aim is to explicitly and subtly exploit shackling in both concept and material.

Closing the year 2012

by Robert on January 23, 2013

Shackle Affair is definitely a project that we’ll keep developing. We enjoy very much playing with third members and would like to expand on that. Organizing residencies, for example at WORM Rotterdam, and spend a couple of days developing new parts for the Shackle System. We’re also in the process of organizing a tour to the US in 2014, teaching our Converging Objecs workshop at Bilgi University in Istanbul, preparing a vinyl release of our Australia/NZ tour recordings, composing a piece for Shackle + church organ. This last piece will be premiered in the Orgelpark in November 2013.

Regarding the Shackle System, we are regularly rehearsing to get more confortable with the transitions and the control over the other player’s patch. For now we’ll keep it fixed, just learn to play it. Then we’ll find out what works and what not, and take it from there.

Stay tuned for more!