klub katarakt 2014

We are playing again at this year’s klub katarakt festival at Kampnagel, at the opening night on Wednesday, January 15: Hommage à Phill Niblock. We will play the world premiere of Niblock’s new piece Three Petals for three orchestras in three halls, with guest musicians Georgia Hoppe and Ignacio Fernández-Bollo. The other ensembles are Trio Scordatura from Amsterdam, joined by Guy de Bièvre and Harald Muenz, and Ensemble neoN from Oslo. Also on the programme Niblock’s Tow by Tom and Vlada BC. In addition we will also play do nothing, just wait, the singing will start…. sooner or later by Matthias Kaul, neoN will play Alvin Lucier’s Two Circles, and Trio Scordatura will play Time Zones 0.5 by Guy de Bièvre.

Also, don’t miss the opportunity to hear Charles Curtis performing Just Charles & Cello in The Romantic Chord by La Monte Young on Thursday, Jan 16!!!

And all the other fine concerts there.

4 pianos

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Foto: Christina Hansen

as part of the Blurred Edges festival:

May 17, 7:30 PM

Klavier Knauer, Hamburg, Germany

We will play a programme with pieces for up to 4 pianos. We are happy to have Daria Iossifova playing as a guest with us. Programme so far:

John Cage: Music for piano 53 – 68 (1956)

Music for piano 69 – 84 (1956)

Morton Feldman: Piece for 4 pianos (1957)

Two pianos (1957)

Intermission 6 for one or two pianos (1953)

Jan Feddersen: company for two pianos (2011)

Robert Engelbrecht: Mimi und Bartel for two pianos (2011)

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as part of the Blurred Edges festival

May 7, 8 PM

Christianskirche, Hamburg, Germany

We will play a programme with new pieces by us. We are also honoured to present the premiere of a new composition by Matthias Kaul.

Peter Imig: Prometheus for three string instruments and tape (2013) – a re-arrangement of the piece premiered at the opening night of this year’s klub katarakt festival.

Jan Feddersen: 3 Strings No. 2 for bowed electric guitar, cello, double bass (2013) – premiere!

Robert Engelbrecht: A la mémoire de Mascha for three electric guitars with e-bows (2002/2013) – an old piece, now played for the first time in its originally intended form

Matthias Kaul: do nothing, just wait, the singing will start… sooner or later for cymbals and electric toothbrushs (2012) – premiere!

Should become a very spacey concert again.

Utopia

23. März 2013, 19:00 Uhr

Neues Schwimmbad Wilhelmsburg (Am Inselpark)

Hamburg

Nelly Boyd ist Teil von Utopia, dem neuen Musiktheater-Projekt von Kommando Himmelfahrt. Das Neue Schwimmbad Wilhelmsburg ist eine von mehreren frei begehbaren Stationen, in der wir kontinuierlich von 19 bis 21 Uhr spielen werden, zusammnen mit Marcia Lemke-Kern (Stimme) und Katrin Bethge (Overhead-Projektion).

Christian Wolff: „Kompositionen 1950 – 1972“

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including Nelly Boyd’s version of For 1, 2 or 3 People. It was recorded at our Tribute to Christian Wolff concert in the Christianskirche during the Blurred Edges festival 2008, played by our late friend Jens Röhm, together with Robert Engelbrecht and Jan Feddersen. The composer was present. Other performers on the CD include people like David Tudor, Frederic Rzweski etc.