Author: etiennenillesen

Last concerts before the summerbreak + some upcoming concerts in the new season

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After some great performances the last couple of weeks with TONTRAEGER, ENSEMBLE MODERN, Sebastian Gramss, Rudi Mahall and Lotte Anker now two more concerts before the summerbreak. The first concert is with Nicola Hein and Jennifer Walshe and the second one with Nicola Hein, Weston Olencki and Madison Greenstone. Both concerts will take place at the Darmstadt Summer Course. Looking forward spending two days in Darmstadt meeting so many inspiring musicians/ composers, listening to great […]

Artwork ´video-sound-painting´ by Eva Jeske on exhibit now at The University of Chicago

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Very excited and honoured to be part of this artwork! I played a piece here which is based on an abstract painting of Eva Jeske (which you can see further down). I interpreted and read the painting as a graphic score. The painting which was used as a score for this piece was not meant to be a graphic score. It was “simply” a painting. But a different approach and interpretation shows a strong musical aspect […]

Blurred Edges Festival, Hamburg (GER)

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Getting ready for the blurred edges festival in Hamburg this weekend. Playing with Axel Dörner    –    trumpet Ulrich Phillipp    –    double bass Angelika Sheridan    –    flutes and Gunnar Lettow    –    prepared electric bass Saturday, Mai 26th. Looking forward playing with these amazing musicians at an amazing festival! Check out the program! Lot´s of great concerts! BLURRED EDGES

ENSEMBLE MODERN/ SOLO/ CARL LUDWIG HÜBSCH

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A small update about some very exciting projects that are happening the next couple of weeks: January 25th and 26th I´m working with ´Ensemble Modern´ in Frankfurt am Main. The first two rehearsal days for the concerts we are going to do in July 2018… I´m very excited about working with this amazing ensemble! Ensemble Modern Also, during the next weeks I´m recording with Carl Ludwig Hübsch some new music. Tuba and extended snare drum! Definitely […]

LINGUA FRANCA (video)

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‘lingua franca’ tape composition and Improvising ensemble premiere concert at Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Cologne on December, 6th 2017 Dušica Cajlan – Wissel, prepared piano Etienne Nillesen, extended snare drum Georg Wissel, prepared altosax, composition video by Basa Vujin – Stein For about one year Georg recorded tongue-twisters in his home town Cologne and during his tours all over the world. By layering, filtering particular frequencies and surgical procedures the sounding qualities of those tricky phrases […]