Manos Tsangaris has always worked to expand and refine the use of media in his composition and craft. His main focus is on how various human areas of perception are linked to one another in art works and how they can be developed so as to converge. Tsangaris has written pieces for conventional concert ensembles, but also writes literary texts and creates art works and installations. However, when these different media come together within one context, he is not concerned merely with arranging them as skilfully as possible; rather, the composer is principally interested in examining the intersections where such media combinations are possible in the first place. The originality of his approach makes him one of the most significant proponents of a new form of music theatre, an innovative artistic format combining sound, speech and setting (Patrick Müller)
from INNER CITIES by Dorrit Bauerecker Current music for piano, accordion and toy piano therein: Viscum Album I-IV by Manos Tsangaris Release: 04/2017, CD-Audio, 28-seitiges Booklet (de, en) Edition Kaleidos
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Spring 2019 Wo kommen wir hin - Vorbereitungsbüro der Akademie der Künste, Berlin (Where are we going - Preparatory Office of the Academy of Arts) Cologne, Kolumba Art museum of the Archdiocese: 16 February 2019 Wo kommen wir hin (Where are we going) talk between Arno Steffen, Manos Tsangaris and Stefan Kraus 2 pm 23 February 2019 w/ Hanna Schoerken - voice, Manos Tsangaris - percussion 3.30 pm 10 March 2019 lecture and talk w/ Oswald Egger and Manos Tsangaris 2 pm Berlin, Akademie der Künste: 22 March 2019 Free International Drumming III w/ Robyn Schulkowsky (percussion) und Manos Tsangaris (percussion) 7:30 pm 24 March 2019 Wie politisch ist unser Werkzeugkasten? (How political is our toolbox?) talk w/ Helmut Lachenmann (also own works for piano) and Manos Tsangaris (also improvisation with percussion), moderation: Jörn Peter Hiekel 12 am, matinee 29 March 2019 Topien des Jetzt (topias of the Now ) talk w/ Koffi Kôkô (also dance), Stefan Kraus and Manos Tsangaris (also percussion) (EN) 7:30 pmr 12 April 2019 … und immerzu (...and all the time) talk and concert w/ Mark Andre, Manos Tsangaris and Adele Bitter (cello) 7:30 pm 14. April 2019 Der Mensch in der Mitte? (The human in the middle?) talk w/ Gemina Picht, Dieter Mersch and Manos Tsangaris 7:30 pm 02 May 2019 Acht Brücken festival, Cologne City Pieces for singer, actor, ensemble, installation, light, video and audioguide w/ Ann-Yi Eötvös - soprano, Nicola Gründel - actress, Ensemble hand werk, Susann Martin - video pre-sale start: 8 April 2019, 10 am 10 - 12 May 2019 Witten Days for New Chamber Music es geht voran chamber play for singer, actor, wind instruments, percussion, passers-by 18/19/24/25/30 May 2019 Akademie der Künste Berlin, Hanseatenweg winzig und der Elefant (winzig and the elephant) musical theatre miniatures / theatre for a house 9:30 pm 20 - 30 June 2019 Die sieben Leben des Maximilian (The Seven Lifes of Maximilian) festival for contemporary music theatre at seven locations in Tyrol artistic direction Daniel Ott and Manos Tsangaris 6/7 August 2019 Chios Music Festival, GR Love & Diversity (gallery) Music theatre performance for small ensemble w/ Ensemble dissonArt 22 November 2019 Rainy Days Festival / Grand Théâtres de la Ville Luxembourg ABSTRACT PIECES (watch the trailers) music theater for actors, instruments, space and light guest performance of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin
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DRUMS OFF CHAOS to the homepage full concert: Jaki Liebezeit - a Tribute (live) philharmonie Cologne in January 2018 w/ Drums Off Chaos, Damo Suzuki, Michael Rother, Dominik von Senger, Helmut Zerlett, Rosko Gee, Gianna Nannini, Hans "Bäär" Maahn, Rüdiger Elze, Ralf Gustke, Manfred Schoof, Gerd Dudek, Baba Zula, Murat Ertel, Levent Akman, Pi-hsien Chen, Jah Wobble, Marc Layton-Bennett, Irmin Schmidt, René Tinner, Jono Podmore, Ian Tregoning, Robert Coyne, Aglaja Camphausen, Werner Steinhauser new track: Jaki Liebezeit - a Tribute (live) performed by Drums Off Chaos, Jochen Irmler, Rosko Gee and Dominik von Senger at Philhamonie Köln in January 2018 listen to on soundcloud
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Abstract Pieces 2018 various trailers to the music theater for actors, instruments, space and light commissoned by the Staatsoper Unter den Linden premiere 19 May 2018, Berlin
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Manos Tsangaris: Hidden Risk 2018 Catalogue for the concert installation in the Fuhrwerkswaage Kunstraum Köln, September 2018 with the opening speech by Stefan Kraus (german and english)
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Spring 2019 Wo kommen wir hin - Vorbereitungsbüro der Akademie der Künste, Berlin (Where are we going - Preparatory Office of the Academy of Arts) Cologne, Kolumba Art museum of the Archdiocese: 16 February 2019 Wo kommen wir hin (Where are we going) talk between Arno Steffen, Manos Tsangaris and Stefan Kraus 2 pm 23 February 2019 w/ Hanna Schoerken - voice, Manos Tsangaris - percussion 3.30 pm 10 March 2019 lecture and talk w/ Oswald Egger and Manos Tsangaris 2 pm Berlin, Akademie der Künste: 22 March 2019 Free International Drumming III w/ Robyn Schulkowsky (percussion) und Manos Tsangaris (percussion) 7:30 pm 24 March 2019 Wie politisch ist unser Werkzeugkasten? (How political is our toolbox?) talk w/ Helmut Lachenmann (also own works for piano) and Manos Tsangaris (also improvisation with percussion), moderation: Jörn Peter Hiekel 12 am, matinee 29 March 2019 Topien des Jetzt (topias of the Now ) talk w/ Koffi Kôkô (also dance), Stefan Kraus and Manos Tsangaris (also percussion) (EN) 7:30 pmr 12 April 2019 … und immerzu (...and all the time) talk and concert w/ Mark Andre, Manos Tsangaris and Adele Bitter (cello) 7:30 pm 14. April 2019 Der Mensch in der Mitte? (The human in the middle?) talk w/ Gemina Picht, Dieter Mersch and Manos Tsangaris 7:30 pm 02 May 2019 Acht Brücken festival, Cologne City Pieces for singer, actor, ensemble, installation, light, video and audioguide w/ Ann-Yi Eötvös - soprano, Nicola Gründel - actress, Ensemble hand werk, Susann Martin - video pre-sale start: 8 April 2019, 10 am 10 - 12 May 2019 Witten Days for New Chamber Music es geht voran chamber play for singer, actor, wind instruments, percussion, passers-by 18/19/24/25/30 May 2019 Akademie der Künste Berlin, Hanseatenweg winzig und der Elefant (winzig and the elephant) musical theatre miniatures / theatre for a house 9:30 pm 20 - 30 June 2019 Die sieben Leben des Maximilian (The Seven Lifes of Maximilian) festival for contemporary music theatre at seven locations in Tyrol artistic direction Daniel Ott and Manos Tsangaris 6/7 August 2019 Chios Music Festival, GR Love & Diversity (gallery) Music theatre performance for small ensemble w/ Ensemble dissonArt 22 November 2019 Rainy Days Festival / Grand Théâtres de la Ville Luxembourg ABSTRACT PIECES (watch the trailers) music theater for actors, instruments, space and light guest performance of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin
new VIDEO
The originality of his approach makes Manos Tsangaris one of the most significant proponents of a new form of music theatre, an innovative artistic format combining sound, speech and setting (Patrick Müller)
news
THINK PATCHES
Actress according to City Pieces Urbane Heilung according to City Pieces
Tafel 1 (Wiesers Werdetraum) performed by the ensemble hand werk“ (Daniel Agi, Niklas Seidl) film, camera & editing by Edwin Reinhard
For those who prefer Slow Food:
WHAT ELSE
DRUMS OFF CHAOS to the homepage full concert: Jaki Liebezeit - a Tribute (live) philharmonie Cologne in January 2018 w/ Drums Off Chaos, Damo Suzuki, Michael Rother, Dominik von Senger, Helmut Zerlett, Rosko Gee, Gianna Nannini, Hans "Bäär" Maahn, Rüdiger Elze, Ralf Gustke, Manfred Schoof, Gerd Dudek, Baba Zula, Murat Ertel, Levent Akman, Pi-hsien Chen, Jah Wobble, Marc Layton-Bennett, Irmin Schmidt, René Tinner, Jono Podmore, Ian Tregoning, Robert Coyne, Aglaja Camphausen, Werner Steinhauser New Track: Jaki Liebezeit - a Tribute (live) performed by Drums Off Chaos, Jochen Irmler, Rosko Gee and Dominik von Senger at Philhamonie Köln in January 2018 listen to on Soundcloud
new RECORD
Elephant's Easy Moonwalk Through The Night After 30 years, Nonplace is now rereleasing the A side of the much sought-after maxi single "Elephant's Easy Moonwalk Through The Night" by Manos Tsangaris together with a new B side, created especially for this release in 2017. new B side: Drüm 3 (Elephants Cry Salty Tears) new edition 2018 label: Nonplace vinyl 12" buy at forcedexposure buy at kudosrecords buy at junorecords buy at bleep.com buy at boompkat.com
new PICTURES
Love & Diversity 2018 Hong Kong photos by Hong Kong Arts Centre
new VIDEOS
Abstract Pieces 2018 various trailers to the music theater for actors, instruments, space and light commissoned by the Staatsoper Unter den Linden premiere 19 May 2018, Berlin
go to trailers
new PUBLI CATION
Manos Tsangaris: Hidden Risk Catalogue for the concert installation in the Fuhrwerkswaage Kunstraum Köln, September 2018 with the opening speech by Stefan Kraus (german and english)