Berlin Guitar Ensemble

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The Berlin Guitar Ensemble (BGE) is a group of guitarists from all over the world directed by Hernán Nuñez. Its line up is constantly developing around a core team, moving from 7 to 24 players. Its repertoire is very wide, including arrangements of film soundtrack classics, remarkable own compositions, sophisticated rock & pop standards and contemporary classic arrangements. All players use the 'Guitar Craft Tuning' which has a much wider sonic spectrum than the standard tuning, bringing an innovative sound to the guitar.

The repertoire is constantly evolving and is open to all styles. The music remains true to a common conceptual approach.
A characteristic and outstanding part of the repertoire are improvised and/or written group compositions where one note (or chord) is passed from one player to the other... this unique approach is known as 'Circulations'.

The group began performing in 1992 in Berlin and toured Germany until 1996 as part of the Guitar Circle Seminars that took place during that period. 'The Grossderschau Recordings', an album including several BGE performances between 1992-1996 was released in August 2000.

A series of BGE Projects began taking place in the Villa Ruhe (Alfeld, Germany) in 1998 and the team toured Germany until 2001, and then Spain and Italy releasing the ‘Berlin Guitar Ensemble’ Album in 2002, featuring studio and live recordings made during this period.

The group is currently collaborating in a series of performance projects with avant-garde electronic artist 1605munro (aka Andrés Jankowski) with whom they have been performing and recording since 2011 in Germany, Holland and Spain, releasing two albums together: The BGE vs 1605munro Vol I in 2011, and Vol II in 2013.

'The BGE vs 1605munro Vol III' album was released in January 2017 and 'The BGE Vol II' album (featuring live and studio performances from 2011 to present) is planned for early 2018.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
Upcoming events & performances date time place / info
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Monday 14th
August, 2017
19:00 eKom Seminarhaus · Müllerweg 8, Großgoltern, Barsinghausen, Germany
http://www.ekomweb.de/
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Tuesday 15th
August, 2017
20:00 Kulturpalast Linden · Deisterstraße 24, Hannover, Germany
http://www.kulturpalast-hannover.de
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Wednesday 16th
August, 2017
19:00 St.-Thomas-Kirche · An der Kirche 3, Hohenbostel, Barsinghausen
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Thursday 17th
August, 2017
20:00 LitteraNova · Wallstraße 12a, Hildesheim, Germany
http://www.litteranova.de
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Friday 18th
August, 2017
19:00 Hofcafé Peetzen 10 · Bückeburg, Germany
http://www.peetzen10.de
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Saturday 19th
August, 2017
19:00 Ev.-luth. Kirche "Zum Heiligen Kreuz" · An der Kreuzkirche 11, Bokeloh, Wunstorf, Germany
http://bokeloh.wir-e.de/

 

     
Past events & performances date time place / info
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Friday 3rd
February, 2017
21:30 Villa Neukölln · Hermannstrasse 233, Berlin, Germany
http://villaneukoelln.de/
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Saturday 4th
February, 2017
20:00 Café homeLE · Georg-Schumann-Str. 130, Leipzig
http://www.homele.de/
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Sunday 5th
February, 2017
20:00 SchleusenWirtschaft · An der Schleuse 2b, Woltersdorf, Germany
http://www.schleusenwirtschaft.de/
Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs 1605munro Friday 19th
August, 2016
21:00 Zimmer 16 · Florastr. 16, Berlin-Pankow, Germany
http://www.zimmer-16.de/
Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs 1605munro
Open Dress Rehearsal at BGEHQ
Thursday 18th
August, 2016
21:00 BGEHQ · Berlin-Pankow, Germany
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Sunday, 28th
February, 2016
18:00 BGEHQ · Berlin-Pankow, Germany
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Saturday, 30th
January, 2016
18:00 BGEHQ · Berlin-Pankow, Germany
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Saturday, 19th
December, 2015
18:00 BGEHQ · Berlin-Pankow, Germany
Berlin Guitar Ensemble – Performance & Guitar Circle Presentation Saturday 4th
July, 2015
15:00 Cafe Kino · 108 Stokes Croft, Bristol, United Kingdom
http://www.cafe-kino.com/
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Friday 3rd
July, 2015
20:00 The Subscription Rooms · Stroud, Gloucestershire
http://www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Friday, 29th
August, 2014
18:00 Ev.-luth. Kirche Hüpede · Mittelstraße 12, Pattensen, Germany
http://www.kirchenkreis-laatzen-springe.de
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Wednesday, 27th
August, 2014
19:00 St. Martins-Kirche · Kirchweg 4a, Sievershausen, Lehrte, Germany
http://www.kirche-sievershausen.de
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Saturday, 23rd
August, 2014
20:00 Litteranova · Wallstraße 12a, Hildesheim, Germany
http://www.litteranova.de
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Saturday, 23rd
August, 2014
10:00 St. Lamberti-Kirche · Neustädter Markt 26, Hildesheim, Germany
http://www.st-lamberti-hildesheim.de
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Friday, 22nd
August, 2014
18:00 St. Johannis-Kirche · Kapellenstraße 14, Braunschweig, Germany
http://www.johannis-bs.de
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Saturday, 24th
May, 2014
19:30 Nailsworth Town Hall · Old Bristol Road, Nailsworth, UK
http://www.nailsworthfestival.org.uk
Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs 1605munro Sunday, 8th
December, 2013
21:00 B-Flat Acoustic Music+Jazz Club · Rosenthalerstr. 13, Berlin, Germany
http://www.b-flat-berlin.de
Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs 1605munro Saturday, 7th
December, 2013
Evening EC Freizeithaus · Woltersdorf, Germany
Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs 1605munro Sunday, 8th
December, 2013
20:00 SchleusenWirtschaft · An der Schleuse 2b, Woltersdorf, Germany
http://www.schleusenwirtschaft.de/
Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs 1605munro Wednesday, 21st
August, 2013
19:00 St. Martins-Kirche · Kirchweg 4a, Sievershausen, Lehrte, Germany
http://www.kirche-sievershausen.de
Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs 1605munro Tuesday, 20th
August, 2013
20:00 Kulturpalast Linden · Deisterstraße 24, Hannover, Germany
http://www.kulturpalast-hannover.de
Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs 1605munro Sunday, 18th
August, 2013
14:30 Café Scheune · Rodelandstraße 8, Germany
http://www.cafescheune-mittelrode.de
Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs 1605munro Friday, 16th
August, 2013
20:30 Litteranova · Wallstraße 12a 31134, Hildesheim, Germany
http://www.litteranova.de
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Friday, 12th
July, 2013
21:00 Les Lectures Aléatoires · 19 rue des Augustins, Bordeaux, France
Les Lectures Aléatoires on Facebook
Guitar Circle Day
(An Introduction to The GC Tuning)
Sunday, 26th
May, 2013
10:00-19:00 Sóller, Mallorca, Spain
Berlin Guitar Ensemble Saturday, 25th
May, 2013
20:00 Capilla De Las Escolapies · Sóller, Mallorca, Spain
Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs 1605munro Sunday, 10th
March, 2013
17:00 Emerson Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs 1605munro Wedneday, 29th
August, 2012
20:00 Oberer Stadtpark Alfeld · Alfeld, Germany
Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs 1605munro Monday, 27th
August, 2012
19:00 Hofcafé Peetzen 10 · Bückeburg, Germany
http://www.peetzen10.de
Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs 1605munro Sunday, 26th
August, 2012
19:00 Antikriegshaus Sievershausen · Lehrte, Germany
http://www.antikriegshaus.de
Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs 1605munro Saturday, 25th
August, 2012
19:00 St.-Andreas-Kirche · Springe, Germany
Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs 1605munro Friday, 24th
August, 2012
20:00 Kulturpalast Linden · Hannover, Germany
http://www.kulturpalast-hannover.de
Guitar Circle Day
(An Introduction to The GC Tuning)
Sunday, 13th
May, 2012
10:00-19:00 Son Rullan · Valldemossa, Mallorca , Spain
http://www.sonrullan.es
Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs 1605munro Saturday, 12th
May, 2012
21:34 Son Rullan · Valldemossa, Mallorca , Spain
http://www.sonrullan.es
Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs 1605munro Saturday, 18th
February, 2012
19:30 Waterstaatskerk · Deldenerstraat 20, 7551 AG Hengelo, Netherlands
Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs 1605munro Saturday, 10th
December, 2011
20:00 Hotel Bogota · Berlin, Germany
http://www.hotel-bogota.de