Nelly Boyd @ blurred edges 2024

We are playing at blurred edges again. This time we are happy to present Tatiana Vanessa López Churata and Carlos Gutiérrez Quiroga from Bolivia. Both are members of the Orquesta Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos (OEIN) and are also working together as a duo.

They will perform a short set as a duo, we will perform some pieces of our Whirligig series, and then we will perform together as a sextet. We have just finished the process of collectively composing a new Open Whirligig piece for the occasion, which we will premiere, and we will play a piece for open instrumentation, which Carlos will bring.

We are happy to return to the Christianskirche after several years and looking forward to play again in this special acoustic space.

Thursday, 13 June 2024, 20:00
Christianskirche, Klopstockplatz 2, 22765 Hamburg
12,- €/8,- €

Nelly Boyd @ blurred edges 2023

We will present and play two concerts at this year’s blurred edges festival with some great guests:

Nelly Boyd & Donghee Nam / Cat Hope
Westwerk
Friday, 16 June 2023, 20:00

Eiliyas / Nelly Boyd
Westwerk
Saturday, 17 June 2023, 20:00

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 hope you will join us!

Nelly Boyd & BEGO @ klub katarakt 18

© Anna Bertermann

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 Gitarren Orchester (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.

Nelly Boyd @ Studio 45

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

Studio 45
Wendenstraße 45c
20097 Hamburg

admission: donation

presented by Studio 45 im Künstlerhaus Wendenstraße
funded by Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg

Nelly Boyd @ Blurred Edges 2022

We play live again at this year’s Blurred Edges festival:

WAR, WORK, LOVE and LIMITED INFORMATION
Westwerk
Saturday, June 18th, 2022, 20:00

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.

Hope to meet you!

klub katarakt 2022

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.

blurred edges: Whirligig

We are happy to present our new project WHIRLIGIG at blurred edges 2021 – due to circumstances only as a movie.

WHIRLIGIG is a collective composition by Nelly Boyd with film projections by Christina Hansen.

Thanks to Giuseppe Gagliano for filming.

The movie can be watched on the Youtube channel of Blurred Edges, starting Monday, June 14, at 7 PM.

This concert is part of blurred edges. blurred edges 2021 is funded by Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg and Hamburgische Kulturstiftung.

blurred edges update

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.

Blurred Edges 2021

© Christina Hansen

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.