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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2 June 2022 UNLOCK THE STILLNESS Kiosk-Radio Brussels 6 June 2022 Release EP JAKI NOTES THE RHINE basic_ton_shop Cologne, Hansaring 94 08 pm 8 June 2022 Release EP JAKI NOTES THE RHINE JAKI, Stadtgarten Köln 08 pm 10 June 2022 UNLOCK THE STILLNESS Bücherdisko Berlin-Pankow 14 June 2022 Briefmarkenopern (stamp operas) AIRMAIL / LUFTPOST composition class Prof. Manos Tsangaris Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden 20 June 2022 Homage Manos Tsangaris with works of current and former students as well as Love & Diversity concert hall, Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden
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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The Life and Practice of a Master Drummer by Jono Podmore englisch content: - full biography with exclusive, previously unpublished material, identifying themes and trends in Jaki’s life that manifested in his thinking and playing - explanation of Jaki’s E-T theory - in-depth discussion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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MÜNCHENER BIENNALE FESTIVAL FÜR  NEUES MUSIKTHEATER ALL INFORMATIONS HERE new VIDEO
Wait Again (Official Music Video) 2021 from the EP Unlock the Stillness music, lyrics, performed by Manos Tsangaris produced by Dieter Krauthausen video by Ruben Tsangaris
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
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Ausflug ins Gebirge (trip to the mountains) by Daniel Ott and Manos Tsangaris based on the text of Franz Kafka commissioned by Collegium Novum Zürich and studio- klangraum Basel, made possible by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung Niederurnen (CH), 27 May 2017
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Rainforest (Official Music Video) 2021 from the EP Unlock the Stillness music, lyrics, performed by Manos Tsangaris produced by Dieter Krauthausen video by Ruben Tsangaris
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The Rhine - Rail / Official Music Video 2021 from the EP Jaki Notes The Rhine are Jono Podmore & Manos Tsangaris feat. Ann-yi Eötvös - Vocals/Violine, Marvin Böttger, Drums Off Chaos
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Pygmalia - A Conversation with Manos Tsangaris in Ensemble Modern Magazin #22/1
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PATERNOSTER 1 and 2 2021 for two performers, two accordionists, props and light (from Diskrete Stücke 2007/2021) Kate Strong, Dirk Raulf – actors Dorrit Bauerecker, Florian Stadler – Accordion Composition, Director – Manos Tsangaris Production – Littlebit Cologne (Martin Schmitz, Markus Oppenländer) Filming – TEMMA, WDR
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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)
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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
MÜNCHENER BIENNALE FESTIVAL FÜR  NEUES MUSIKTHEATER ALL INFORMATIONS HERE 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
Ausflug ins Gebirge (trip to the mountains) by Daniel Ott and Manos Tsangaris based on the text of Franz Kafka commissioned by Collegium Novum Zürich and studio- klangraum Basel, made possible by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung Niederurnen (CH), 27 May 2017
new VIDEO
Wait Again (Official Music Video) 2021 from the EP Unlock the Stillness music, lyrics, performed by Manos Tsangaris produced by Dieter Krauthausen video by Ruben Tsangaris
preview 2 June 2022 UNLOCK THE STILLNESS Kiosk-Radio Brussels  6 June 2022  Release EP JAKI NOTES  THE RHINE basic_ton_shop Cologne, Hansaring 94  08 pm  8 June 2022 Release EP JAKI NOTES  THE RHINE JAKI, Stadtgarten Köln 08 pm  10 June 2022 UNLOCK THE STILLNESS Bücherdisko Berlin-Pankow  14 June 2022 Briefmarkenopern (stamp operas) AIRMAIL / LUFTPOST  composition class Prof. Manos Tsangaris  Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden  20 June 2022 Homage Manos Tsangaris with works of current and former students as well as Love & Diversity concert hall, Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden new VIDEO
Rainforest (Official Music Video) 2021 from the EP Unlock the Stillness music, lyrics, performed by Manos Tsangaris produced by Dieter Krauthausen video by Ruben Tsangaris
neue PLATTE
Unlock the Stillness 2021 new EP
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The Rhine - Rail (Official Music Video) 2021 from the EP Jaki Notes The Rhine are Jono Podmore & Manos Tsangaris feat. Ann-yi Eötvös, Marvin Böttger, Drums Off Chaos
inter VIEW
Pygmalia - A Conversation with Manos Tsangaris in Ensemble Modern Magazin #22/1
new VIDEO
PATERNOSTER 1 and 2 2021 for two performers, two accordionists, props and light (from Diskrete Stücke 2007/2021) Kate Strong, Dirk Raulf – actors Dorrit Bauerecker, Florian Stadler – Accordion Composition, Director – Manos Tsangaris Production – Littlebit Cologne (Martin Schmitz, Markus Oppenländer) Filming – TEMMA, WDR
7. - 19. Mai 2022 GOOD FRIENDS