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.

Shackle Affair at Tabula Rasa in MLK

by Robert on February 1, 2013

Shackle played an Affair again, this time with saxophone player John Dikeman.

Shackle Affair with John Dikeman


From the Tabula Rasa mailing:

Tabula Rasa: Improvised Music @ Maarten Luther Kerk
Wednesday, January 30, 2012, 21:00
Maarten Luther Kerk, Dintelstraat 134
Free Entrance, Donations Welcomed (beer is cheap!)

We are starting off a new season for Tabula Rasa and we’ve made some changes to make things more festive! Concerts will now start at 21.00 and take place in the basement of the church where we have a grand piano, courtesy of Keiko Higuchi, and a good PA, making it possible to expand the horizons of Tabula Rasa programming. The church has also created a small lounge next to the basement where it’s possible to hang out, chat and drink from a new selection of artisanal beer for cheap (or standard beer for really cheap!).

Shackle Affair
Anne La Berge – flute and electronics
Deckard – laptop instrument
+ John Dikeman – saxophone

With our new PA available for concerts I wanted to invite an exciting electro-acoustic project to perform. Shackle immediately came to mind as a one of the hardest working electro-acoustic improvised groups around. I figured they’d be perfect to put the system through a thorough workout. They suggested I join, and of course I jumped at the invitation!