Shackle was the duo Anne La Berge on flute & electronics and Robert van Heumen on laptop-instrument. Our aim was to explicitly and subtly exploit shackling in both concept and material.
The duo performed worldwide from 2007 – 2018 often inviting guests to participated in the Shackle System as part of our Shackle Affair.
Shackle’s performances exploded the borders between improvisation and tightly controlled forms ranging from playful to extremely daring. With uncanny transitions that turned on a dime and long, spun-out tapestries of sound, Shackle’s music worked on many levels and was heard in festivals, clubs, universities and strange rooms from Amsterdam to Auckland and back.