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 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.
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.
Saturday, 20 May 2017, 6pm – Sunday, 21 May 2017, 4am The Nelly Boyd Quartet takes part in ANRISS @ WESTWERK
62 Musicians will transform Westwerk into a multi-coloured kaleidoscope of sounds. Running from 6pm until 4am ANRISS presents every 20 minutes new musical experiences coming from jazz, electronics, songwriting, noise, pop, free music, new music and more…
The Nelly Boyd Quartet will present a set of drones around 11pm.
LQR – Fred und Luna – Veranda Music & Pola – Hoody – Bürgermeister der Nacht – Bechert & Co. – Treppenhaus – Schwester – Wienert, Pozdrowicz, Genchi – Felix Kubin – Steamboat Switzerland – Botschaft – Österheld, Hughes, Lückert – Nelly Boyd – Mark Boombastik – HZweiO – Anton Kaun – Anthill – Heffels – Spröde Lippen – Blenkinsop, Großkopf, Brody – Jakob Ilja – Hadron – plastiq – Blind
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
On short notice, we will play on Wednesday at the opening of klub katarakt. Together with the colleagues from Decoder, TonArt, Stark Bewölkt and other guests we will play Christian Wolff’s Burdocks. The composer is present and we already had some days of rehearsals with him. Also on the programme the world premiere of his new piece Where. Nelly Boyd is joined by Moxi Beidenegl, Johann Popp and Stephan Marc Schneider.
On the last day of the festival, the Long Night, we will play together with other musicians the premiere of the last piece by Ignacio Mendez, who passed away last October. The piece is called Ultimo día and is for 4 guitars, violin, saxophone, keyboard and tape. Ignacio was a founding member of Nelly Boyd but quit the group in 2005. He is missed and we are glad that we can play this.