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)
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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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15 - 29 May 2020 The Munich Biennale Festival of new music theater Next Issue 21 April 2021 Onassis Cultural Center Athen ATHINA RETURNS for piano homage to Georges Aperghis (on his 75th birthday) w/ Lenio Liatsou - piano première 4 - 6 November 2021 New York City (Baruch College Theatre) Love & Diversity w/ Talea-Ensemble
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Es geht voran chamber play for singer, actor, wind instruments, percussion, passers-by May 2019, Witten Days for New Chamber Music
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Jörn Peter Hiekel Permanent Quest: The Processional Theatre of Manos Tsangaris in Composed Theatre AESTHETICS, PRACTICES, PROCESSES edited by Matthias Rebstock und David Roesner Bristol/Chicago 2012
Manos Tsangaris Music:City in CULTURE:CITY exhibition catalogue Berlin/Zurich 2013
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Manos Tsangaris UNUSUAL OBSERVING in Journal der Künste No.13 Berlin, June 2020
Daniel Ott/Manos Tsangaris NEW Return in the program book of 17th Munich Biennale for New Music Theatre 2020 Munich 2020
Shellbum Album 1992 for Piano played by Pi-hsien Chen
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Actress according to City Pieces Urbane Heilung according to City Pieces
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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 New book: Jaki Notes - The Life and Practice of a Master Drummer by Jono Podmore englisch content: - full biography with exclusive, previously unpublished material, identifying themes and trends in Jaki’s life that manifested in his thinking and playing - explanation of Jaki’s E-T theory - in-depth discussion with Drums Off Chaos introducing the technical and craft aspects that were the expression of the system - exploration of the philosophical aspects of Jaki’s work and outlook - overview of Jaki’s selection of drums and percussion, highlighting his modified and hand-made equipment - the first ever complete discography of Jaki’s recordings - selection of illustrations including previously unseen photos of Jaki and reproductions of his own artwork. ebook available at various booksellers or at unbound (crowdfunding platform)
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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
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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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Jaki Notes - Hommage an/Homage to Jaki Liebezeit by Manos Tsangaris with photographs by Stefan Kraus english translation by von Ann Cotten 144 pages, german/english order here
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Es geht voran 2019 Witten Days for New Chamber Music 2019 photographer: Claus Langer
City Pieces (Window Piece) for singer, performer, ensemble, installation, light, video and audio guide Acht Brücken Festival, Cologne 2019
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MÜNCHENER BIENNALE FESTIVAL FÜR  NEUES MUSIKTHEATER
New Form - New Hompage now as "dynamic festival"
ALL INFORMATIONS HERE new VIDEO
Pater Noster 2007 from Diskrete Stücke (Discreet Pieces) (1996/2007) sound scenes for individual viewers
Abstract Pieces 2018 music theater for actors, instruments, space and light commissoned by the Staatsoper Unter den Linden premiere 19 May 2018, Berlin camera: Erik Schimschar animation, editing, director: Nastasja Keller
MY HEART IS A MAP 2020 text projection, objects, thread organ, light for three percussionists/performers, one performer/passer-by, at least three passers- by/performers commissioned by Pinquins Trio première 13 September 2020, Ultima Oslo
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)
new VIDEO POSTPONED  UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
preview
15 - 29 May 2020 The Munich Biennale Festival of new music theater Next Issue 21 April 2021 Onassis Cultural Center Athen ATHINA RETURNS for piano homage to Georges Aperghis (on his 75th birthday) w/ Lenio Liatsou - piano première 4 - 6 November 2021 New York City (Baruch College Theatre) Love & Diversity w/ Talea-Ensemble
news
THINK PATCHES
Actress according to City Pieces Urbane Heilung according to City Pieces
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 book: Jaki Notes - The Life and Practice of a Master Drummer by Jono Podmore englisch content: - full biography with exclusive, previously unpublished material, identifying themes and trends in Jaki’s life that manifested in his thinking and playing - explanation of Jaki’s E-T theory - in-depth discussion with Drums Off Chaos introducing the technical and craft aspects that were the expression of the system - exploration of the philosophical aspects of Jaki’s work and outlook - overview of Jaki’s selection of drums and percussion, highlighting his modified and hand-made equipment - the first ever complete discography of Jaki’s recordings - selection of illustrations including previously unseen photos of Jaki and reproductions of his own artwork. ebook available at various booksellers or at unbound (crowdfunding platform)
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 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)
new PUBLI CATION
Jaki Notes - Hommage an/ Homage to Jaki Liebezeit by Manos Tsangaris with photographs by Stefan Kraus english translation by von Ann Cotten 144 pages, german/english order here
new PICT URES
Es geht voran 2019 Witten Days for New Chamber Music 2019 photographer: Claus Langer
MÜNCHENER BIENNALE FESTIVAL FÜR  NEUES MUSIKTHEATER
New Form - New Hompage now as "dynamic festival"
ALL INFORMATIONS HERE new VIDEO
Pater Noster 2007 from Diskrete Stücke (Discreet Pieces) (1996/2007) sound scenes for individual viewers
new VIDEO
Abstract Pieces 2018 music theater for actors, instruments, space and light commissoned by the Staatsoper Unter den Linden premiere 19 May 2018, Berlin camera: Erik Schimschar animation, editing, director: Nastasja Keller
MY HEART IS A MAP 2020 text projection, objects, thread organ, light for three percussionists/performers, one performer/passer-by, at least three passers-by/performers commissioned by Pinquins Trio première 13 September 2020, Ultima Oslo
new VIDEO
Es geht voran chamber play for singer, actor, wind instruments, percussion, passers-by May 2019, Witten Days for New Chamber Music
new TEXT new TEXT
Jörn Peter Hiekel Permanent Quest: The Processional Theatre of Manos Tsangaris in Composed Theatre AESTHETICS, PRACTICES, PROCESSES edited by Matthias Rebstock und David Roesner Bristol/Chicago 2012
Manos Tsangaris Music:City in CULTURE:CITY exhibition catalogue Berlin/Zurich 2013
new TEXT new TEXT
Manos Tsangaris UNUSUAL OBSERVING in Journal der Künste No.13 Berlin, June 2020
Daniel Ott/Manos Tsangaris NEW Return in the program book of 17th Munich Biennale for New Music Theatre 2020 Munich 2020