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.

 

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.