Anemic Cinema is an instrumental quartet at the junction of (freely) improvised music, contemporary classical and heavy metal. Led by Artan Buleshkaj (baritone guitar), the quartet features some of Belgium’s most adventurous young improvisers: Rob Banken (alto saxophone, clarinet), Steven Delannoye (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet) and Matthias De Waele (drums).
The omission of a conventional bass instrument allows other instruments to assume this role (or not). This creates certain compositional/improvisational challenges which in turn bear new, exciting avenues of musical conception.
This all results in a concert experience equal parts visceral, hard-hitting and unpredictable.
Artan Buleshkaj – baritone guitar Rob Banken – alto saxophone, clarinet Steven Delannoye – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet Matthias De Waele – drums