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.

 

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.

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.

blurred edges – Rencontres tendances – Nelly Boyd trifft Paris

 

Monday, June 4, 20:00
Innenhof Kraftwerk Bille, 53°32’34.3″N 10°02’14.8“E
Kreuzung Anton-Ree-Weg/Basedowstraße/Michelsenweg

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.

Moshé O’Grady
Harmonic Drone

eddie135
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.

Scordatura Ensemble @ Blurred Edges 2017

We are happy to announce that we invited our good friends from Scordatura ensemble (Amsterdam) to perform their new Harry Partch programme Rose Petal Jam at this year’s Blurred Edges festival!

Save the date: June 7, 2017, 20:00, at the Christianskirche in Hamburg-Ottensen.

More later. In the meantime have a look at their webpage for some info about this great project.

Blurred Edges 2016:
Nelly Boyd & eddie135

Another Blurred Edges festival comes around and we will play at our old cherished venue, the Christianskirche, on Wednesday, June 8, 20:00

We are happy to have our old friends and colleagues Matthieu Philippe De l‘Isle and Adrien Kanter, a. k. a. eddie135 from Paris with us, as well as original Nelly Moxi Beidenegl, and we commissioned new pieces from them. The programme so far:

eddie135: Oscillations in space
Composition for cello, 2 oscillators, 2 guitars, and computer
Continental drift, winds, tides and migratory movements

Moxi Beidenegl: L´eterna avventura
Guitars, piano, contact microphones, voices

Jan Feddersen(N. N.)
5 electric guitars

Robert Engelbrecht: Notturno
voice, tape, instruments

In addition we will perform some unpublished songs by Christian Wolff and maybe other things, too. More info soon!

It should be an extended evening. Come and drift.

blurred edges 2016 wird gefördert von der Kulturbehörde der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg und der Hamburgischen Kulturstiftung

Blurred Edges Update

Unfortunately Matthieu Philippe de l’Isle cannot come to the concert on Thursday (see below) due to health reasons. So we have to delay the premiere of his piece to another time. Putain!

Still, we have a nice programme, which looks like this:

Matthias Kaul: Some Hot Bottles Coolin’ Down (2015, world premiere) for three performers

Ignacio Fernández-Bollo: Q. K. (2015, world premiere) for organ, guitar, cello, percussion

Jan Feddersen: Slides (2015, world premiere) for three electric guitars with e-bows

Robert Engelbrecht: Nellys Boudoir (2009) version for piano, 2 electric guitars, percussion and tape

 

Blurred Edges 2015

We will be part again of this year’s Blurred Edges festival in Hamburg and will present an evening with premieres at the Nachtasyl im Thalia Theater: Thursday, June 18, 21:45

Guests this time are Matthias Kaul, Matthieu Philippe De l’Isle and Ignacio Fernández-Bollo.

No need to tell much about Matthias Kaul, and we are proud to play the premiere of his new piece Some Hot Bottles Coolin’ Down – supervised by the composer himself. He will also join us on percussion in some pieces.

We are happy to play again with our old friend Matthieu from Paris, member of eddie135, Casse Gueule and Le Reveil Des Tropiques, among others. He has written a new piece especially for us: Music for bows and percussion.

Ignacio is also not unknown here, and he’s written also a new piece for us, as yet untitled, which is for organ, guitar, cello and percussion.

Jan Feddersen has also written a new piece called Slides for three electric guitars.

Robert Engelbrecht has no new piece, but we will probably play Nellys Boudoir for piano, three electric guitars, percussion and tape.

Come and listen.