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.

A Shackle Affair with Young/Day

by Robert on September 15, 2014

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

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 Robert on April 21, 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 Robert on April 21, 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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A Shackle Affair in LA

by Robert on April 21, 2014

Shackle played an Affair with Andrea Young and Michael Day at a SASSAS organized event in the West Hollywood Library. It was a fruitful collaboration. Thanks to Daniel and Greg for putting this together, and of course to Andrea and Michael for joining in and putting up with us old folks.


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