We are playing in Erlangen on October 16, with a nice programme of pieces by Alvin Lucier, Morton Feldman, John Cage, James Tenney and Phill Niblock. Bayerischer Rundfunk will record and broadcast the concert.
The Künstlerhaus Wendenstraße turns 30 and celebrates from Friday, 23 August to Sunday, 25 August 2019.
We will play on Saturday, 24 August at 21:30 in the C45, program will be announced soon.
Thursday, 13 June 2019, 9 pm, C45 / Künstlerhaus Wendenstraße, Wendenstraße 45c, 20097 Hamburg
Nelly Boyd returns to blurred edges festival and to her core business. The ensemble presents two extensive drone compositions: a world premiere and a classic for its 20th anniversary.
Robert Engelbrecht: Drohne 4
for four feedback guitars (1999)
Jan Feddersen: giration (sur la durée)
for four e-bow guitars and playback (2019) WP
Moxi Beidenegl, Robert Engelbrecht, Jan Feddersen, Fiona McKenzie & Johann Popp.
In addition Josephin Böttger shows video projections.
This concert is part of the blurred edges festival. blurred edges is supported by Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg and Hamburgische Kulturstiftung.
We will play with Phill Niblock again! At klub katarakt on Friday, January 18.
Together with our colleagues Partitions & Resonances from Berlin we will premiere Phill’s piece A Rose in Bloom, a combination of One Large Rose and Two Blooms. We will also play Tow by Tom.
Players are Catherine Lamb, viola, Johnny Chang, violin, Morten J Olsen, vibraphone, Hannes Lingens, accordion, Mike Majkowski, double bass, Derek Shirley, cello
Robert Engelbrecht, cello, electric guitar, Jan Feddersen, evolver, electric guitar, Ignacio Fernández-Bollo, piano, electric guitar, Johann Popp, electric guitar.
We will also appear at the opening on Wednesday, January 16, together with many other performers. It will be a Parcours with lots of pieces from eight centuries, often simultaneously. We will play:
- Christian Wolff: Stones
- Robert Engelbrecht: Drohne 4
- John Cage: Music for Marcel Duchamp
- Morton Feldman: Piano Piece 1952
- Steve Reich: Pendulum Music
- Hanns Eisler: Hollywooder Liederbuch
- James Tenney: (night)
- Jan Feddersen: giration 3 (dans l’espace)
Also, we’re at it again on the Long Night on Saturday, January 19:
Ignacio Fernández-Bollo: 2550 M. ü. M. (2018)
for five side bassdrums – world premiere
With guest performer Alexandra Gramatke and under the direction of the composer.
Plus a solo performance by Moxi Beidenegl.
Plus Ujoforyt (2012) by Jan Feddersen, performed in two versions for toy piano and celesta, respectively, by Ju-Ping Song.
Friday, January 4, 20:00
Christianskirche am Klopstockplatz
We will play in a concert for our late friend and furtherer Milo Lohse who died last year. Milo was the founder and organizer of the concert series “Forum Neue Musik” in the Christianskirche. We miss him!
Also participating are Frauke Aulbert, Eva Maria Houben, Daria Iossifova, Heinz Erich Gödicke, Thomas Niese and TonArt Ensemble.
We will play Criss-Cross (2013) for two electric guitars by Alvin Lucier.
Monday, June 4, 20:00
Innenhof Kraftwerk Bille, 53°32’34.3″N 10°02’14.8“E
Four musicians from the contemporary experimental scene in Paris as guests of Nelly Boyd: solo and in different constellations.
Come see and hear!
Nina Garcia “Mariachi”
Solo: 1 guitar, 1 pedal, 1 amp.
You’ll probably find: feedbacks, cracklings, short circuits, impacts, harmonics, grindings noises, overflowings, notes and quasi perfect chords.
Adrien Kanter und Matthieu Philippe De l‘Isle
The loving energy of punk rock and a fascination for the feeling of sound.
And of course Nelly Boyd, this time as a quartet of Moxi Beidenegl, Robert Engelbrecht, Jan Feddersen and Johann Popp.
This concert is part of the Blurred Edges festival. Blurred Edges is supported by Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg and Hamburgische Kulturstiftung.
We will play with Phill Niblock in Mannheim.
Sunday, April 8, 8 pm
Nationaltheater Mannheim/Studio Werkhaus
Roughly two hours of music, and One Large Rose will be part of it, plus other pieces and of course films by Phill. Joining us on guitar etc. is Johann Popp.
Before the concert there will be a talk with Phill at 7 pm.
We are looking forward to playing with him again!
klub katarakt is coming again and Nelly Boyd appears on the Long Night, Saturday, January 20. We will play a new piece:
Jan Feddersen: giration (basse) (2017)
for 5 electric guitars – world premiere
Players are Robert Engelbrecht, Ignacio Fernández-Bollo, Jan Feddersen, Fiona McKenzie and Johann Popp.
Robert Engelbrecht will also perform a new solo piece for baritone guitar and electronics.
Boyds Elektro Gitarren Orchester will play at Club!Heim im Schanzenpark, Hamburg, on Friday, October 27, at 8 PM.
On the programme:
Jan Feddersen: giration
for 6 electric guitars played with e-bows (2017, world premiere)
Robert Engelbrecht: Nephila
for 8 electric guitars, electric bass and drums (2016, rev. 2017)
for 8 electric guitars, electric bass and drums (2015)
The line-up for this concert consists of:
Bass: Stefan Gretscher
Drums: Johann Wientjes
Live Sound: Tom Fleischhauer
Special thanks to Rückkopplung for amp support!
This concert is supported by the Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Behörde für Kultur und Medien
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