extended guitars: Boyds Elektro Gitarren Orchester

Grafik: Heidrun Schramm, Foto: Tom Fleischhauer

Boyds Elektro Gitarren Orchester will play at Club!Heim im Schanzenpark, Hamburg, on Friday, October 27, at 8 PM.

On the programme:

Jan Feddersen: giration
for 6 electric guitars played with e-bows (2017, world premiere)

Robert Engelbrecht: Nephila
for 8 electric guitars, electric bass and drums (2016, rev. 2017)

Architeuthis
for 8 electric guitars, electric bass and drums (2015)

The line-up for this concert consists of:

Guitars: Ilhan Cicek, Robert Engelbrecht, Jan Feddersen, Markus Lipka, Fiona McKenzie, Johann Popp, Jim Sudmann, Geka Winkler

Bass: Stefan Gretscher

Drums: Johann Wientjes

Live Sound: Tom Fleischhauer

Special thanks to Rückkopplung for amp support!

This concert is supported by the Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Behörde für Kultur und Medien

Nelly Boyd @ ANRISS

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.

Musicians:
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

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.

Nelly Boyd Duo & Stark bewölkt & Gene Coleman

We are pleased to have been invited by our friends of Stark Bewölkt for a concert with Gene Coleman at Hörbar on February 15, 21:30. He will play a set with Michael Maierhof and Birgit Ulher. Nelly Boyd will appear as a duo of Jan and Robert, working with (e-)bowed guitars and cello, playing a set of a droney nature.

Nelly Boyd and BEGO at Greatest Hits Festival

We are playing at the Greatest Hits Festival at Kampnagel in Hamburg.

Friday, November 18, 18:00, K4

Nelly Boyd plays

Alvin Lucier: Criss-Cross (2013) for two electric guitars

John Cage: Four6 (1992) for any way of producing sounds

Morton Feldman: Durations 2 (1961) for cello and piano

James Tenney: (night) (1971) for percussion perhaps, or…

Players are Moxi Beidenegl, Robert Engelbrecht, Jan Feddersen, Johann Popp

Saturday, November 19, 19:30, K6

Boyds Elektro Gitarren Orchester plays

James Tenney: Septet for six electric guitars and bass (1981)

Players are Robert Engelbrecht, Markus Lipka, Fiona McKenzie, Johann Popp, Jim Sudmann, Geka Winkler – guitars, Stefan Link – bass, Jan Feddersen – conductor

Before and after us Ensemble Resonanz performs other works by Tenney, Pauline Oliveros and Elliot Sharp.

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

Boyds Elektro Gitarren Orchester im Westwerk

bego flyer
Design: Chris Zander, Photo: Christina Hansen

Boyds Elektro Gitarren Orchester will play at Westwerk, Hamburg, on Saturday, March 19, at 9 PM.

On the programme two compositions for 8 electric guitars, electric bass and drums by Robert Engelbrecht:

Architeuthis (2015) & Nephila (2016, world premiere)

The line-up for this concert consists of:

Guitars: Jann Bövers, Ilhan Cicek, Robert Engelbrecht, Jan Feddersen, Markus Lipka, Fiona McKenzie, Christian Smukal, Geka Winkler

Bass: Jetzmann

Drums: Johann Wientjes

Special thanks to Rückkopplung for amp support (once again)!

With Christian Wolff at klub katarakt

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.