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.

~DIF in Kunstenlab 8 February

by Anne on January 24, 2015 in category Shackle

Shackle will kick off the first concert in the new ~DIF (Different Music) series that is a collaborative effort of the Deventer Kunstenlab and Esc.rec.

We’ll be working with our tried and true Shackle System with new twists including the Shackle Bit films.

8 February 2015
Scheepvaartstraat 12
Havenkwartier Deventer



by Anne on December 13, 2014 in category Shackle

Hammerstraat 63, Rotterdam, doors open 20.30

Shackle will be performing as part of a VROOOM evening in on December 20th in Rotterdam. The rest of the program includes Xavier DuBois, a band called Idiots and DJ Ergo Phizmiz.


SlowHZ teaser featuring Shackle

by Robert on November 21, 2014 in category Shackle

SlowHZ teaser
Splendor, December 14, 2014, 17:00h

An afternoon filled with understated virtuosity, hyperactive interaction, deep drones, bloodcurdling improvisation and Sci-Fi. A teaser for the SlowHZ program: 6 composer/performers play 6 new compositions for the extraordinary instrumentation of contrabass clarinet, bass clarinet, two analog synthesizers, flute with electronics and laptop-instrument.

Oğuz Büyükberber – Crack (2014, 15’) for Shackle (flute with electronics and laptop-instrument)
Laura Carmichael – Moelewa (2014, 5’) for flute and bass clarinet
Robert van Heumen – MOROS (2014, 10’) a soundtrack for an imaginary science-fiction film, for bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, voice and live electronics
Wilbert Bulsink – untitled (2014, 5’) for analog synths, contrabass clarinet and bass clarinet

SlowHZ will present their program with all the pieces at their full length including two new works by Anne La Berge and Bart de Vrees in Splendor in 2015.

A Shackle Affair with Young/Day

by Robert on September 15, 2014 in category Shackle, Shackle Affair

Come see and hear a lively discourse between voices, flutes, turntables, computers, buttons, sliders, pedals and joysticks!

Time: 15:00
Location: Splendor, Amsterdam


The duo Shackle is not only a vehicle for Robert van Heumen (laptop-instrument) and Anne La Berge (flutes, electronics) to explore and discover ways to bring exciting and interactive new music to the public, it is an ongoing project to invite other artists to enter into our intimate way of working. Our guests for this concert are the duo YOUNG/DAY from Los Angeles: Andrea Young (voice-controlled electronics) and Michael Day (prepared turntables). This will be the second Shackle and Young/Day Affair. The first was a romping concert in Los Angeles in April 2014.……

Shackle in Huddersfield

by Robert on May 11, 2014 in category Shackle

Shackle was at Huddersfield University to teach their Converging Objects workshop and to perform a concert. We had a fabulous time. The workshop went really well, great students, very open-minded, great players! We performed a concert with them and closed the event with a Shackle set. Thanks to Phil, Eleanor, Elias and Stephen for the work!

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(Photos by Julio d’Escrivan)

Shackle @ UC San Diego

by admin on April 21, 2014 in category Shackle, Tour US 2014

Our concert at the University of California in San Diego was a genuine climax to our west coast tour. Not 2, not 4 but 8 (or 10) Meyer speakers and 2 throbbing subs in the fantastic CPMC Experimental Theater with a great audience. Thanks to Mark, Tony, David and Jessica for making this possible! And we won’t forget the great group of workshop participants and the crew assisting Tony in running the show.


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Shackle at UC Irvine

by admin on April 21, 2014 in category Shackle, Tour US 2014

We enjoyed the lecture and concert that we gave as part of the Gassman Electronic Music Series at UC Irvine. Chris was getting his hands wet with his new lighting board and contributed to the plethora of sonic and visual colors we went through that night. Thanks to both Chris and Lizzy for making this gig possible.

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