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.

 

klub katarakt cancelled

Happy New Year!

We were going to play at the opening of this year’s klub katarakt, performing do nothing, just wait, the singing will start…. sooner or later by Matthias Kaul, who passed away last year. There was also going to be a whole concert by L’art pour l’art dedicated to his memory.

But the festival is cancelled and postponed to February. Let’s hope.

Blurred Edges 2020

Finally, the blurred edges festival is taking place and we host a concert again.

Saturday, 17 October 2019, 8 pm, C45 / Künstlerhaus Wendenstraße, Wendenstraße 45c, 20097 Hamburg

Our good old friend Donghee Nam will present a multimedia performance.

Berlin’s The International Nothing will present their latest album In Doubt We Trust for the first time in Hamburg.

And we will play the Hamburg premiere of Phill Niblock‘s Exploratory, Rhine Version, with Ernst Bechert as a guest on the trombone.

Seats are limited, so come early or send us a mail.

This concert is part of the blurred edges festival. blurred edges is supported by Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg and Hamburgische Kulturstiftung.

Nelly Boyd at klub katarakt 15

A new year and Nelly Boyd is again performing at klub katarakt at Kampnagel, Hamburg. We are taking part in the opening on January 15, where we will – together with lots of Hamburg friends and colleagues – play in all three katarakt halls simultaneously (well, sometimes).

We are also performing in the closing Long Night (January 18), playing the Hamburg premiere of Double Helix by Alvin Lucier, for four electric guitars with e-bows.

More info on the klub katarakt page.

blurred edges – Nelly Boyd w/ Josephin Böttger

Video still by Josephin Böttger

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

Electric guitars:
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.

Phill Niblock at klub katarakt 14

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.

©Jann Wilken

Players are Catherine Lamb, viola, Johnny Chang, violin, Morten J Olsen, vibraphone, Hannes Lingens, accordion, Mike Majkowski, double bass, Derek Shirley, cello
and
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.

So come!