Author: etiennenillesen

SPACE (w/ Sebastian Gramss & Christian Wallumrød)

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I just came back from the great Fattoria Musica Studios in Osnabrück. I had such a great time recording with Christian Wallumrød and Sebastian Gramss there the last two days.Some very exciting and interesting music and I can’t wait to share some of it with you all! Soon more on that… SPACE Christian Wallumrød – pianoSebastian Gramss – space bassEtienne Nillesen – extended snaredrum

Solo concerts coming up

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I am really looking forward to play several solo concerts in Europe again in the coming months. It is definitely something I want to do and focus on more. I love playing solo concerts! I have been working on new musical material and different concepts lately. Focussing more on the essentials and the simplicity of movement which creates this beautiful full and complex sound. I can’t wait to share this with you all! Concerts more […]

“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