Scordatura Ensemble @ Blurred Edges 2017

We are happy to announce that we invited our good friends from Scordatura ensemble (Amsterdam) to perform their new Harry Partch programme Rose Petal Jam at this year’s Blurred Edges festival!

Save the date: June 7, 2017, 20:00, at the Christianskirche in Hamburg-Ottensen.

More later. In the meantime have a look at their webpage for some info about this great project.

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In addition we will perform some unpublished songs by Christian Wolff and maybe other things, too.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

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.

Blurred Edges 2014: Drones and Pulses

We will be part again of this year’s Blurred Edges festival in Hamburg and will present an evening at the Mojo Club. Together with lots of guests we will play Terry Riley’s In C in another electric version (after the rock version at klub katarakt 2013). This time the drummer is Dirk Dhonau, and again there will be overhead projections by Katrin Bethge. The evening will open with some drones and an interactive smartphone composition by Guy Saldanha.

More later!

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.