Together with our old friend Donghee Nam we collaborated on a new project based on our Whirligig series. Since Donghee is working in the fields of performance and multimedia, these will be important elements, along with the music. The work on the composition was supported by Musikfonds.
After that, Cat Hope will shake the Westwerk with her solo bass performance.
On Saturday, Eiliyas performs an electro-acoustic set inspired by the piano solos by the great Thelonious Monk.
And we will play some pieces from our Whirligig series.
We are looking forward to perform at klub katarakt 18 at Kampnagel in January 2023. We will be part of the opening on Wednesday, 18 January, performing among other things Branches by John Cage, as well as one or two of our own Whirligigs.
Also, Boyds Elektro GitarrenOrchester (BEGO), our big side project with lots of electric guitars, bass and drums, is back from hiatus and will perform the last set of the Long Night on Saturday, 21 January. This performance is in memory of Christian Smukal, who passed away last summer. Christian played in the first concert of BEGO (and several others), and supported us with many amps. So this is for him. We are playing with twelve guitars and several old and new guests.
We are playing a workshop concert at Studio 45 in Künstlerhaus Wendenstrasse. In the first half we will perform compositions for ensembles of same instruments by Johann Popp, Robert Engelbrecht and Jan Feddersen (cymbals and melodicas, respectively).
In the second part we will perform a choice of pieces of our collective composition WHIRLIGIG.
Friday, September 9, 2022, 19:30
presented by Studio 45 im Künstlerhaus Wendenstraße
funded by Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg
We are happy to welcome our guests Silvia Tarozzi and Deborah Walker, who will present their new CD Canti di guerra, di lavoro e d’amore („Songs of war, work and love“), on which they re-interpret and transform traditional songs that were sung by female rice field workers (Mondine) in Emilia-Romagna.
Silvia and Deborah are also the first guests who we have invited to our collaborative Whirligig project, and we are excited to play the premiere of the six new pieces of Open Whirligig 6 together with them. Christina Engelbrecht will again project light on us.
Plus, we will play a new piece by Johann Popp for four ride cymbals.
We are happy to play at this year’s klub katarakt festival. It’s actually happening!
We are playing on the opening and closing nights, Wednesday January 19 and Saturday January 22, respectively. On Wednesday we will play Nellys Boudoir by Robert Engelbrecht, and on Saturday giration 4.2 ( a new version of giration 4) by Jan Feddersen.
We are joined for these concerts by our good friends and colleagues Donghee Nam and Fiona McKenzie.
As always, many great other musicians playing. Check it out.
We were fortunate to have worked with him, at klub katarakt in 2009. Among other things, we prepared a performance of Vespers. Jens Röhm custom built, together with Olaf Hering, the echolocation devices which are asked for for this piece. Which amazed Alvin. It was a great experience.
On the photo are three quarters of the 2009 Nelly line-up. Two ghosts now.
No live concerts this time… We have decided to cancel the performance of our installation at blurred edges, due to the unsecure situation. We think it’s not possible to stream this work, so we will present a new work which we developed over the past months and which lends itself more to a classical concert setting. The filmed performance will be available as a video on Sunday, June 13, via the festival channels. Details follow.
We will perform at blurred edges again and will present our installation work Ultimate Loop Space, which we began to develop with the Reload grant last year, on the last two days of the festival: June 12 & 13, at C45 in Wendenstrasse.
It’s an ongoing audiovisual piece eight hours long. As there is only a very limited audience number, there are going to be time slots, which you can book in advance. More info later. And let’s hope the situation will be better.