Saturday, 20 May 2017, 6pm – Sunday, 21 May 2017, 4am The Nelly Boyd Quartet takes part in ANRISS @ WESTWERK
62 Musicians will transform Westwerk into a multi-coloured kaleidoscope of sounds. Running from 6pm until 4am ANRISS presents every 20 minutes new musical experiences coming from jazz, electronics, songwriting, noise, pop, free music, new music and more…
The Nelly Boyd Quartet will present a set of drones around 11pm.
LQR – Fred und Luna – Veranda Music & Pola – Hoody – Bürgermeister der Nacht – Bechert & Co. – Treppenhaus – Schwester – Wienert, Pozdrowicz, Genchi – Felix Kubin – Steamboat Switzerland – Botschaft – Österheld, Hughes, Lückert – Nelly Boyd – Mark Boombastik – HZweiO – Anton Kaun – Anthill – Heffels – Spröde Lippen – Blenkinsop, Großkopf, Brody – Jakob Ilja – Hadron – plastiq – Blind
We are pleased to have been invited by our friends of Stark Bewölkt for a concert with Gene Coleman at Hörbar on February 15, 21:30. He will play a set with Michael Maierhof and Birgit Ulher. Nelly Boyd will appear as a duo of Jan and Robert, working with (e-)bowed guitars and cello, playing a set of a droney nature.
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
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.
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.