Nelly Boyd and BEGO at Greatest Hits Festival

We are playing at the Greatest Hits Festival at Kampnagel in Hamburg.

Friday, November 18, 18:00, K4

Nelly Boyd plays

Alvin Lucier: Criss-Cross (2013) for two electric guitars

John Cage: Four6 (1992) for any way of producing sounds

Morton Feldman: Durations 2 (1961) for cello and piano

James Tenney: (night) (1971) for percussion perhaps, or…

Players are Moxi Beidenegl, Robert Engelbrecht, Jan Feddersen, Johann Popp

Saturday, November 19, 19:30, K6

Boyds Elektro Gitarren Orchester plays

James Tenney: Septet for six electric guitars and bass (1981)

Players are Robert Engelbrecht, Markus Lipka, Fiona McKenzie, Johann Popp, Jim Sudmann, Geka Winkler – guitars, Stefan Link – bass, Jan Feddersen – conductor

Before and after us Ensemble Resonanz performs other works by Tenney, Pauline Oliveros and Elliot Sharp.

Blurred Edges 2016:
Nelly Boyd & eddie135

Another Blurred Edges festival comes around and we will play at our old cherished venue, the Christianskirche, on Wednesday, June 8, 20:00

We are happy to have our old friends and colleagues Matthieu Philippe De l‘Isle and Adrien Kanter, a. k. a. eddie135 from Paris with us, as well as original Nelly Moxi Beidenegl, and we commissioned new pieces from them. The programme so far:

eddie135: Oscillations in space
Composition for cello, 2 oscillators, 2 guitars, and computer
Continental drift, winds, tides and migratory movements

Moxi Beidenegl: L´eterna avventura
Guitars, piano, contact microphones, voices

Jan Feddersen(N. N.)
5 electric guitars

Robert Engelbrecht: Notturno
voice, tape, instruments

In addition we will perform some unpublished songs by Christian Wolff and maybe other things, too. More info soon!

It should be an extended evening. Come and drift.

blurred edges 2016 wird gefördert von der Kulturbehörde der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg und der Hamburgischen Kulturstiftung

Boyds Elektro Gitarren Orchester im Westwerk

bego flyer
Design: Chris Zander, Photo: Christina Hansen

Boyds Elektro Gitarren Orchester will play at Westwerk, Hamburg, on Saturday, March 19, at 9 PM.

On the programme two compositions for 8 electric guitars, electric bass and drums by Robert Engelbrecht:

Architeuthis (2015) & Nephila (2016, world premiere)

The line-up for this concert consists of:

Guitars: Jann Bövers, Ilhan Cicek, Robert Engelbrecht, Jan Feddersen, Markus Lipka, Fiona McKenzie, Christian Smukal, Geka Winkler

Bass: Jetzmann

Drums: Johann Wientjes

Special thanks to Rückkopplung for amp support (once again)!

With Christian Wolff at klub katarakt

On short notice, we will play on Wednesday at the opening of klub katarakt. Together with the colleagues from Decoder, TonArt, Stark Bewölkt and other guests we will play Christian Wolff’s Burdocks. The composer is present and we already had some days of rehearsals with him. Also on the programme the world premiere of his new piece Where. Nelly Boyd is joined by Moxi Beidenegl, Johann Popp and Stephan Marc Schneider.

On the last day of the festival, the Long Night, we will play together with other musicians the premiere of the last piece by Ignacio Mendez, who passed away last October. The piece is called Ultimo día and is for 4 guitars, violin, saxophone, keyboard and tape. Ignacio was a founding member of Nelly Boyd but quit the group in 2005. He is missed and we are glad that we can play this.

Blurred Edges Update

Unfortunately Matthieu Philippe de l’Isle cannot come to the concert on Thursday (see below) due to health reasons. So we have to delay the premiere of his piece to another time. Putain!

Still, we have a nice programme, which looks like this:

Matthias Kaul: Some Hot Bottles Coolin‘ Down (2015, world premiere) for three performers

Ignacio Fernández-Bollo: Q. K. (2015, world premiere) for organ, guitar, cello, percussion

Jan Feddersen: Slides (2015, world premiere) for three electric guitars with e-bows

Robert Engelbrecht: Nellys Boudoir (2009) version for piano, 2 electric guitars, percussion and tape

 

Blurred Edges 2015

We will be part again of this year’s Blurred Edges festival in Hamburg and will present an evening with premieres at the Nachtasyl im Thalia Theater: Thursday, June 18, 21:45

Guests this time are Matthias Kaul, Matthieu Philippe De l’Isle and Ignacio Fernández-Bollo.

No need to tell much about Matthias Kaul, and we are proud to play the premiere of his new piece Some Hot Bottles Coolin‘ Down – supervised by the composer himself. He will also join us on percussion in some pieces.

We are happy to play again with our old friend Matthieu from Paris, member of eddie135, Casse Gueule and Le Reveil Des Tropiques, among others. He has written a new piece especially for us: Music for bows and percussion.

Ignacio is also not unknown here, and he’s written also a new piece for us, as yet untitled, which is for organ, guitar, cello and percussion.

Jan Feddersen has also written a new piece called Slides for three electric guitars.

Robert Engelbrecht has no new piece, but we will probably play Nellys Boudoir for piano, three electric guitars, percussion and tape.

Come and listen.

MaerzMusik 2015

We will play with Phill Niblock at this year’s MaerzMusik in Berlin.

Phill will have a massive 7-hour-set at the festival’s closing event The Long Now (March 28-29), and we will accompany some pieces live: One Large Rose, Three Petals, Guitar too, for four and FeedCorn Ear. Julia Berg will play with us on One Large Rose, and Elisabeth Smalt will play on Three Petals. There will also be other fine performers on other pieces. Don’t miss.

Phill Niblock: „Brazil 84“

brazil_cover-copyMode Records has released a new DVD by Phill Niblock, featuring his film Brazil 84 from his series The Movement of People Working.

Among the music accompanying it is also Tow by Tom for two orchestras. One orchestra was played by us, including our late friend and member Jens Röhm, together with Robert Engelbrecht, Jan Feddersen and Peter Imig. It was recorded in March 2009 by Tobias Levin at Electric Avenue Studio, Hamburg. The other orchestra was played by our friends Trio Scordatura from Amsterdam.

Great that this recording finally came out!