Manos    Tsangaris    was    born    in    Düsseldorf    in    1956    and    studied composition    and    New    Music   Theatre    with    Mauricio    Kagel    and percussion     with     Christoph     Caskel     at     the     Musikhochschule (Academy of Music) in Cologne. Since    the    1970s,    Manos    Tsangaris    has    consistently    made    the conditions   of   a   performance   the   central   focus   for   compositions   in various artistic formats. In   1991,   Tsangaris   was   Composer   in   Residence   in   Moscow   at   the invitation   of   the   Soviet   Union   of   Composers.   In   the   same   year,   he   initiated   the   “Praemoderne” congress   in   Cologne.   In   1991   he   received   the   Bernd   Alois   Zimmermann   Grant   from   the   City   of Cologne,   and   in   1993/94   a   grant   from   the   “Akademie   Schloss   Solitude”,   Stuttgart.   In   1997   he   was presented   with   the   Art   Award   of   the   Berlin   Academy   of   Arts.   In   1998   he   stayed   at   the   Villa Serpentara, Olevano, and in 2009 he was guest of honour at the Villa Massimo in Rome. In   1991   he   lectured   at   the   summer   academy   Civitella   d'Agliano   (Italy),   in   2002   he   taught transdisciplinary   composition   at   NY   Musikk   in   Oslo   and   Stavanger   (Norway)   and   in   2003   at   the KlangKunstBühne   summer   academy   of   the   Berlin   University   of   the   Arts.   In   2007/08   he   was   in charge   of   the   academy   project   of   the   European   Center   of   the   Arts   in   Dresden   at   the   Hellerau Festival Centre with 20 recipients of grants. Manos   Tsangaris's   compositions   are   regularly   performed   at   internationally   renowned   festivals such   as   the   Donaueschingen   Festival,   Witten   Festival   for   New   Chamber   Music,   the   Belgrade International   Theatre   Festival,   the   Ultima   Festival   in   Oslo,   the   “TonLagen”   festival   in   Dresden, the   Warsaw Autumn   Festival   and   in   theatres   and   opera   houses   in   Cologne,   New   York,   Mannheim, Dresden    and    Berlin.    Manos    Tsangaris    has    also    often    been    commissioned    by    German    radio broadcasters   to   write   compositions.   Among   other   things,   he   composed   a   large-scale   orchestral work   for   the   10th   anniversary   of   the   Cologne   Philharmonie   concert   hall.   For   his   multi-site theatre   piece   “Batsheba.   Eat   the   History!”,   first   performed   in   2009   at   the   Donaueschingen Festival,    Manos    Tsangaris    received    the    composition    prize    awarded    by    the    SWR    Symphony Orchestra. Since   1990,   his   installations   and   other   art   works   have   been   regularly   exhibited   by   important galleries   and   museums   in   Germany   and   abroad.   The   Cologne   Diözesanmuseum   and   the   Odense Art   Gallery   (Denmark),   among   other   venues,   have   devoted   solo   exhibitions   to   his   work.   Concert tours have taken him to many countries in Europe, to North America and to Asia. From    2002    to    2007,    Manos    Tsangaris    was    artistic    advisor    to    the    director    of    the    Cologne Schauspielhaus.   Since   2004,   he   has   taught   at   the   International   Holiday   Courses   for   New   Music   in Darmstadt,   and   since   2008   he   has   been   the   guest   curator   for   sound   in   Kolumba,   the   art   gallery   of the   archdiocese   of   Cologne.   In   2009,   he   was   appointed   as   professor   of   composition   at   the Hochschule   für   Musik   (University   of   Music)   in   Dresden.   In   the   same   year,   he   was   elected   as   a   full member   of   the   Berlin   Academy   of   Arts,   where   he   has   headed   the   music   department   since   2012. In   2010   Manos   Tsangaris   was   elected   as   a   full   member   of   the   Sächsische   Akademie   der   Künste (Saxon   Academy   of   Arts),   and   in   2011   as   the   deputy   secretary   in   the   music   category   there.   In 2011,   he   founded   the   “International   Institute   for   Artistic   Investigation”   and   undertook   research in   the   area   of   scenic   anthropology.   In   the   study   year   2012/13   Tsangaris   is   Artist   in   Residence   at the Zurich University of the Arts (Master's course Transdisciplinarity). Since   October   2012,   he   has   been   artistic   director   designate   of   the   Munich   Biennale   for   New   Music Theatre from 2016 (together with Daniel Ott). For   the   semester   2017/18,   Manos   Tsangaris   was   awarded   the   title   "Visiting   Professor   of   Norges musikkhggole" by the Academy of Music of Oslo. “Manos   Tsangaris's   compositional   work   focuses   on   the   question   of   how   the   various   media-related areas   of   human   perception   can   be   meaningfully   combined.   In   the   process,   the   activity   of composing   does   not   just   refer   to   placing   things   together   (com-posing),   but   at   the   same   time   to the   preceding   experimental   exploration   of   the   interfaces   where   media   connections   are   made possible   in   the   first   place.   This   expansion   of   the   traditional   concept   of   composition   is   matched by   the   variety   of   the   possible   results.      In   the   past   25   years,   in   addition   to   musical   compositions, Tsangaris   has   created   poems,   prose,   installations   and   other   art   works. Although   his   works   in   the field   of   language   and   pictures   can   very   much   be   seen   as   independent   in   their   own   right,   their combination   and   synthesis   in   a   form   of   universally   understood   music   theatre   is   the   central element of his artistic activity.” (Raoul Mörchen)
© Inge Zimmermann
Born    in    1956.    Composer,    drummer    and    installation    artist,    one    of    the    most    important representatives   of   experimental   music   theatre.   His   compositions   are   internationally   acclaimed and have been performed at several renowned festivals and theatres. In   2009   he   was   appointed   professor   of   composition   at   the   Hochschule   für   Musik   Carl   Maria   von Weber   Dresden,   and,   in   the   same   year,   elected   as   a   member   of   the   Akademie   der   Künste   Berlin (director   of   the   music   department   in   2012).   He   has   been   a   member   of   the   Sächsische   Akademie der Künste since 2010. Tsangaris   was   artist-in-residence   at   the   Zurich   University   of   the   Arts   (ZHdK)   for   the   1012-13 academicyear;   he   has,   since   October   2012,   been   artistic   director   designate   (from   2016)   for   the Munich   Biennalefor   Music   Theatre   (together   with   Daniel   Ott).   He   founded   the   Internationale Institut    für    Kunstermittlung    (www.iike.de).    He    has    done    research    in    the    field    of    scenic anthropology.  Since   the   1970s,   he   has   repeatedly   taken   performance   conditions   to   be   an   essential   theme   of   his compositional work, expressed in different artistic formats.
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Manos   Tsangaris   was   born   in   Düsseldorf in    1956    and    studied    composition    and New   Music   Theatre   with   Mauricio   Kagel and   percussion   with   Christoph   Caskel   at the      Musikhochschule      (Academy      of Music) in Cologne. Since    the    1970s,    Manos    Tsangaris    has consistently   made   the   conditions   of   a performance     the     central     focus     for compositions in various artistic formats. In    1991,    Tsangaris    was    Composer    in    Residence    in    Moscow    at    the invitation   of   the   Soviet   Union   of   Composers.   In   the   same   year,   he initiated   the   “Praemoderne”   congress   in   Cologne.   In   1991   he   received the   Bernd   Alois   Zimmermann   Grant   from   the   City   of   Cologne,   and   in 1993/94   a   grant   from   the   “Akademie   Schloss   Solitude”,   Stuttgart.   In 1997   he   was   presented   with   the   Art   Award   of   the   Berlin   Academy   of Arts.   In   1998   he   stayed   at   the   Villa   Serpentara,   Olevano,   and   in   2009   he was guest of honour at the Villa Massimo in Rome. In   1991   he   lectured   at   the   summer   academy   Civitella   d'Agliano   (Italy), in   2002   he   taught   transdisciplinary   composition   at   NY   Musikk   in   Oslo   and Stavanger    (Norway)    and    in    2003    at    the    KlangKunstBühne    summer academy   of   the   Berlin   University   of   the   Arts.   In   2007/08   he   was   in charge   of   the   academy   project   of   the   European   Center   of   the   Arts   in Dresden at the Hellerau Festival Centre with 20 recipients of grants. Manos      Tsangaris's      compositions      are      regularly      performed      at internationally   renowned   festivals   such   as   the   Donaueschingen   Festival, Witten    Festival    for    New    Chamber    Music,    the    Belgrade    International Theatre   Festival,   the   Ultima   Festival   in   Oslo,   the   “TonLagen”   festival   in Dresden,   the   Warsaw Autumn   Festival   and   in   theatres   and   opera   houses in   Cologne,   New   York,   Mannheim,   Dresden   and   Berlin.   Manos   Tsangaris has   also   often   been   commissioned   by   German   radio   broadcasters   to write   compositions.   Among   other   things,   he   composed   a   large-scale orchestral   work   for   the   10th   anniversary   of   the   Cologne   Philharmonie concert    hall.    For    his    multi-site    theatre    piece    “Batsheba.    Eat    the History!”,    first    performed    in    2009    at    the    Donaueschingen    Festival, Manos   Tsangaris   received   the   composition   prize   awarded   by   the   SWR Symphony Orchestra. Since   1990,   his   installations   and   other   art   works   have   been   regularly exhibited   by   important   galleries   and   museums   in   Germany   and   abroad. The   Cologne   Diözesanmuseum   and   the   Odense   Art   Gallery   (Denmark), among   other   venues,   have   devoted   solo   exhibitions   to   his   work.   Concert tours   have   taken   him   to   many   countries   in   Europe,   to   North   America and to Asia. From   2002   to   2007,   Manos   Tsangaris   was   artistic   advisor   to   the   director of    the    Cologne    Schauspielhaus.    Since    2004,    he    has    taught    at    the International   Holiday   Courses   for   New   Music   in   Darmstadt,   and   since 2008   he   has   been   the   guest   curator   for   sound   in   Kolumba,   the   art gallery   of   the   archdiocese   of   Cologne.   In   2009,   he   was   appointed   as professor   of   composition   at   the   Hochschule   für   Musik   (University   of Music)   in   Dresden.   In   the   same   year,   he   was   elected   as   a   full   member   of the   Berlin Academy   of Arts,   where   he   has   headed   the   music   department since   2012.   In   2010   Manos Tsangaris   was   elected   as   a   full   member   of   the Sächsische   Akademie   der   Künste   (Saxon   Academy   of   Arts),   and   in   2011 as    the    deputy    secretary    in    the    music    category    there.    In    2011,    he founded    the    “International    Institute    for    Artistic    Investigation”    and undertook   research   in   the   area   of   scenic   anthropology.   In   the   study   year 2012/13   Tsangaris   is   Artist   in   Residence   at   the   Zurich   University   of   the Arts (Master's course Transdisciplinarity). Since   October   2012,   he   has   been   artistic   director   designate   of   the Munich   Biennale   for   New   Music Theatre   from   2016   (together   with   Daniel Ott). For    the    semester    2017/18,    Manos    Tsangaris    was    awarded    the    title "Visiting   Professor   of   Norges   musikkhggole"   by   the   Academy   of   Music   of Oslo. “Manos   Tsangaris's   compositional   work   focuses   on   the   question   of   how the     various     media-related     areas     of     human     perception     can     be meaningfully   combined.   In   the   process,   the   activity   of   composing   does not   just   refer   to   placing   things   together   (com-posing),   but   at   the   same time    to    the    preceding    experimental    exploration    of    the    interfaces where   media   connections   are   made   possible   in   the   first   place.   This expansion   of   the   traditional   concept   of   composition   is   matched   by   the variety   of   the   possible   results.      In   the   past   25   years,   in   addition   to musical   compositions,   Tsangaris   has   created   poems,   prose,   installations and   other   art   works.   Although   his   works   in   the   field   of   language   and pictures   can   very   much   be   seen   as   independent   in   their   own   right,   their combination   and   synthesis   in   a   form   of   universally   understood   music theatre is the central element of his artistic activity.” (Raoul Mörchen)
© Inge Zimmermann