Author: etiennenillesen

“I will keep drawing circles until it becomes a picture”. Performance on May 28th in Cologne.

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A collaboration between Viola Yip & Etienne Nillesen “i will keep drawing circles until it becomes a picture” is an installative composition and performance for an electronically augmented snare drum and spatially distributed quadraphonic snare drum speakers. The sound artist Viola Yip develops new instruments and new musical interfaces that give rise to new forms of music. In some projects she develops these instruments for herself as a performer. In other projects, she develops conceptual […]

new T.ON album / release concert + new snare drum!

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I am excited to share some things that I have been working on the last months that are finally ready to hear and see! First of all there is a new T.ON album that is released on March 20 2022 on Impakt Records. T.ON plays La Berge | Greenstone | Pluta | Wooley and it is already available as a pre-release so if you are interested just follow this link: https://impakt-koeln.bandcamp.com/album/plays-la-berge-greenstone-pluta-wooley I am really happy […]

Concerts with Nate Wooley, Marcus Schmickler, Emiszatett, Big ENSO and Bonecrusher

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After a very spontanious and great concert of T.ON feat. Nate Wooley last week in Stadtgarten Cologne + a concert 2 days ago with Emiszatett + Pegelia Gold feat. Marcus Schmickler in Schorndorf, a lot of other interesting projects/concerts are coming up this week. First, we are in the studio now with Emiszatett, Pegelia Gold and Marcus Schmickler recording the next Emiszatett album! It is such a joy to play with these incredible musicians! After […]

New release on col-legno: Bonecrusher

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BONECRUSHER plays music that ranges from sound-sculpture noise drones to walls-of-Jericho-collapsing blasts to delicate webs of air and tone, resonating overtones with layered articulations. Pushing the acoustic properties of the instrument and the physicality of the players to their limits and beyond, the musicians put their archaic contraption through the bone mill, pulverizing it, sublimating it, and breathing new life into it, all in the spirit of Vinko Globokar’s remark that a musical instrument is […]

N-LÖK Variations // live recording

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October 14th 2021 – 8:30pm at LOFT COLOGNE Ignaz Schick – turntables, sampler, compElisabeth Coudoux – violoncelloMarlies Debacker – grand pianoEtienne Nillesen – snare drum, percussionMelvyn Poore – tuba, preparations At the beginning of 2021 Ignaz Schick received a Carte Blanche from Winterjazz to put together a desired line-up of Cologne musicians for the festival. On the occasion of this invitation he created N-LÖK Variations, a composition consisting of graphic score cards, which was written especially for this […]

coming up this week

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August 26th STEFAN SCHÖNEGG’s ENSO / Beethoven im Post Tower August 27th PHONORAMA / Alte Feuerwache August 28th T.ON / improvisation workshop at the Cologne Jazzweek as part of IMPAKT Köln August 29th T.ON / improvisation workshop at the Cologne Jazzweek as part of IMPAKT Köln

UPCOMING

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I am very excited for the upcoming concerts and performances the next couple of months (end of August till mid December)! Amazing projects with T.ON (w/ Matthias Muche and Constantin Herzog), ENSO (w/ Judith Hamann, Stefan Schönegg, Toma Gouband, Kari Rønnekleiv, Michael Thieke, Leonhard Huhn, Nathan Bontrager, Sandra Weiss), Fossile 3 (w/ Rudi Mahall and Sebastian Gramss), Cloud Chamber (Emilio Gordoa, Ignaz Schick, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Billiana Voutchkova, Elisabeth Coudoux, Achim Zepezauer and Florian Walter), […]

NEW RELEASE: EMISZATETT-AERIS

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In November 2020, stuck in cologne, Elisabeth composed this pieces – more close to her own intuition. These ideas are a direct result of a conceptual processes that matured over the span of many years, shaped by the individual sound and the personalities of the musicians involved. 12 short sonic islands teem with abstract, experimental sounds that don’t shy away from melody or formal play. EARIS – The ear behind the iris – the idea […]

NUNC!4 at Northwestern, April 24th 2021

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Happy to be a part of NUNC!4 this year at Northwestern – the first NUNC CALL FOR IMPROVISORS (curated by Katherine Young) The streaming concert – available april 24th – features a solo improvisation of myself and music of some incredible colleages and musicians like Nick Dunston, Molly Jones, Julian Otis, Ben Zucker, Wilson Tanner Smith, SAVT (Merve Salgar, Canfeza Gündüz, Zeynep Ayşe Hatipoğlu) Jason Roebke, Ben LaMar, Josh Berman, Jessie Cox, Luis Fernando Amaya, […]