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FREEDMAN

Noun, plural 'freedmen'.
Origin: freed + man.
1. A man who has been freed from slavery.



"This Freedman's a wanderer. He roams the earth. Caught in a neverending now, he's neither here nor there, but always coming and going, arriving and leaving, escaping, fleeing, journeying. In any case, he is unable to stay. To stay is to die. That's why Freedmen tend to prefer losing their way in scenic landscapes, sometimes real, sometimes imaginary. In order to survive - to keep on going - they take their losses with stride and pride, as poets should. Except that, mostly, Freedmen don't rhyme. Their verses and meters are free too. They speak in want or overflow of words to say. In want of words to speak with, they sing. You are invited to sing along."

BE MY GUEST

single



This early version of Be my Guest was recorded for the compilation album Sweet and Sour, featuring talents from Freedman's hometown Tienen.


# Visit WWW.TIENEN.BE

THE GREAT ESCAPE

single + clip



This clip is a pre-release to the EP Freedman. It was directed by Ruben Goffin and made by FRAME, an independent film group in which Freedman's songwriter becomes a screenwriter.


# Buy the track/clip at FREEDLAND

FREEDMAN

EP



Freedman's debut EP is a solo effort featuring five of the earliest Freedman songs arranged for strings and horns.

Track list: After All, Devil's Candle, My Street, The Great Escape and The Man and the Sea.

Freedman was engineered and mixed at Oceanside Studio by Ace Zec. The record was mastered at Amsterdam Mastering by Darius Van Helfteren.


MUSICIANS: Ace Zec (drums/percussion) Bernard Dewulf (violin) Carolien Vissers (solo violin) Denis Demaeyer (double bass) Erik Janssens (euphonium/trumpet/glockenspiel/piano) Filip Stuerbout (vocals/guitars) Gilles Frère (percussion) Hans Vandaele (cello) Jef Verheyden (tuba) Korneel Taeckens (viola)


# Buy the album and/or singles at FREEDLAND

ALASKA

single + clip



A pre-release announcing the upcoming These Days album. The track was recorded at CC De Kruisboog by Roel Reynders. It was mastered at Elektropolis by Uwe Teichert. Just like The Great Escape this Freedman clip was directed by Ruben Goffin and made by FRAME.

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DATE

TIME

EVENT

VENUE

PLACE

TICKETS

07/02/2017

21h00

FREEDMAN SOLO / DURANGO SESSIONS

Radio Benelux

Paal-Beringen

-

21/12/2016

19h00

FREEDMAN SOLO / MUSIC FOR LIFE

De Verdieping

Heusden-Zolder

-

02/06/2016

22h00

FREEDMAN QUARTET

G-Huis

Melle

-

24/04/2016

17h00

FREEDMAN TRIO

Tuin van Heden

Gent

-

04/03/2016

21h00

FREEDMAN TRIO

Herberg Macharius

Gent

-

10/01/2016

21h00

FREEDMAN TRIO

De Loge

Gent

-

21/11/2015

21h00

FREEDMAN TRIO

AMI

Antwerpen

-

16/11/2015

21h00

FREEDMAN TRIO

Den Hopsack

Antwerpen

-

15/10/2015

21h00

FREEDMAN TRIO

Muzikantenhuis

Gent

-

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MANAGEMENT AND BOOKINGS

HET BETOOG V.Z.W.

(WRITE)

Hoegaardenstraat 84, 3300 Tienen, Belgium


(PHONE)

00 32 472 61 48 24


(MAIL)

freedman(at)freedman.be


(BTW) BE 0 881 288 550 (IBAN) BE74 9730 0156 8707 (BIC) ARSPBE22




WEBSITE

© 2016/17 FREEDMAN

(DESIGN)

FREEDMAN


(CLIPS)

FRAME


(PHOTOGRAPHY)

Bart Van Mele, Image of Light, Ruben Goffin, Stefaan Vandorpe


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ALSO VISIT

FREEDLAND

FACEBOOK

SOUNDCLOUD

VIMEO

YOUTUBE

FLICKR



CITY OF TIENEN

CULTURAL COUNCIL OF TIENEN (CRT)

CC DE KRUISBOOG TIENEN



AMSTERDAM MASTERING

ELEKTROPOLIS MASTERING

FRAME FILMS

OCEANSIDE STUDIO

THE MIXING BUREAU

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1. EXTEND

The following terms and conditions apply to the website https://www.freedman.be.



2. PROPERTY AND MANAGEMENT

Freedman.be is the property of and is administered by HET BETOOG V.Z.W., 84 Hoegaardenstraat, 3300 Tienen, Belgium. The site is hosted by Versio.



3. IN GENERAL

By accessing Freedman.be you are agreeing to be bound by the website's Terms and Conditions of Use as well as all applicable laws and regulations. You also agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. You or your parents (in case you are a minor) are solely responsible for your actions on this site.

We retain the right to change our terms and conditions. In that case, the new terms and conditions of use will be applicable from the moment of their publication onwards. If one or more points of the conditions below turn out to be not or only partially binding, this does not affect the legitimacy of the others.



4. USE LICENSE

The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software on Freedman's website) for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title. Under this license you may not:

i. Modify or copy the materials;
ii. Use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
iii. Remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials;
iv. Transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Freedman.be at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession, whether in electronic or printed format.



5. DISCLAIMER

The materials on Freedman.be are provided "as is". We make no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaim and negate all other warranties, including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Furthermore, Freedman does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.



6. LIMITATIONS

In no event shall Freedman or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on this site, even if Freedman or a Freedman authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage.



7. REVISIONS AND ERRORS

The materials appearing on this site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Freedman does not warrant that any of the materials on the site are accurate, complete or current. We may make changes to the materials contained at any time without notice. We do not make any commitment to update the materials.



8. LINKS

Freedman.be has not reviewed all of the sites it links to and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of a link does not imply our endorsement of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user's own risk.
You may include a link to Freedman.be on your own website. It is also possible to include a deep link to specific content of the site.



9. GOVERNING LAW

Any claim relating to Freedman.be shall be governed by Belgian and Flemish law. Disputes must be settled in the courts of Leuven.



10. CONTACT

Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions:

FREEDMAN
Hoegaardenstraat 84
3300 Tienen (Belgium)
freedman(at)freedman.be

PRIVACY POLICY

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1. PRIVACY LAW

Belgian law applies to this policy. In this context, Freedman.be complies with the Belgian "privacy law" of December 8, 1992 (as revised by the law of December 11, 1998) for what is concerned the protection of personal information and how it is treated and processed (www.belgium.be).



2. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT IN WHICH WAY?

Freedman.be can be visited anonymously. Information regarding your person is only collected in the following ways:

A. LOG FILES
Our web host's servers (as all servers) collect so-called "log files" regarding your visit.

B. COOKIES
Freedman.be only uses cookies to ensure the visibility of the site ('s information). The site does not use additional cookies and no personal information is stored within the used cookies.



3. WHAT DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION FOR?

Your information helps us to improve the functioning of our website and your use of it.



4. HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?

Freedman.be engages itself to do everything in its power to protect your personal information from being disclosed or distorted by unauthorized third parties. It offers the use of a secure server using Transport Layer Security (TLS) and the promise to keep all information confidential. After a transaction, your private information will not be stored on our servers.



5. DO WE DISCLOSE ANY INFORMATION TO OUTSIDE PARTIES?

Freedman.be does not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties. This does not include trusted third parties, who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business or servicing you; so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information if we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies or protect our or others rights, property or safety.



6. THIRD PARTY LINKS

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.



7. ONLINE ONLY

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through Freedman.be and not to information collected through Freedland or offline.



8. CHANGES

This policy was last modified on December 10, 2016. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date. Policy changes apply only to information collected after the modification date.



9. CONSENT

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy. Please also read our terms and conditions of use establishing the use, disclaimers and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.



10. CONTACT

Please feel free to contact us with your questions:
FREEDMAN
Hoegaardenstraat 84
3300 Tienen (Belgium)
freedman(at)freedman.be