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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from December 5th 2018 KOLUMBA - Art museum of the Archdiocese of Cologne „Wo kommen wir hin“ - Vorbereitungsbüro ("Where are we going" - preparatory office of the) of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin program 12/05/18 Opening w/ Kathrin Röggla, Manos Tsangaris, the curators of Kolumba and guests 12/15/18, 2 pm - Public discussion in English w/ Koffi Kôkô, Johannes Odenthal, Manos Tsangaris 12/15/18 , 3:30 pm - Public rehearsal w/ Koffi Kôkô, Manos Tsangaris 12/16/18, 2 pm - Public discussion (introduction book passages) w/Koffi Kôkô, Johannes Odenthal, Alexander Wewerka 12/16/18, 3:30 pm- Workshop performance w/ Koffi Kôkô, Manos Tsangaris 01/02/19 - "With a view to" (talk about the work) w/ Stefan Kraus, Manos Tsangaris December 12th 2018 Manos Tsangaris: "... Die Musik hat sich selbst umgebracht ..." (“...The music killed itself...“) lecture series, Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden December 20th 2018 Briefmarkenopern (“stamp operas“) subject: “more light“ Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden composition classes Prof. Daniel Ott and Prof. Manos Tsangaris January 12th 2019 Akademie der Künste, Berlin - Pariser Platz FID II (Free International Drumming) and talk w/ Karin Sander, Johannes Odenthal, Manos Tsangaris
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Tafel 1 (Wiesers Werdetraum) performed by the ensemble „hand werk“ (Daniel Agi, Niklas Seidl) film, camera & editing by Edwin Reinhard
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DRUMS OFF CHAOS new homepage! December 29th 2018 KOLUMBA - Art museum of the Archdiocese of Cologne 3:30 pm 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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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
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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
 go to trailers
new PUBLI CATION
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)
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
preview
from December 5th 2018 KOLUMBA - Art museum of the Archdiocese of Cologne „Wo kommen wir hin“ - Vorbereitungsbüro ("Where are we going" - preparatory office of the) of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin program 12/05/18 Opening w/ Kathrin Röggla, Manos Tsangaris, the curators of Kolumba and guests 12/15/18, 2 pm - Public discussion in English w/ Koffi Kôkô, Johannes Odenthal, Manos Tsangaris 12/15/18 , 3:30 pm - Public rehearsal w/ Koffi Kôkô, Manos Tsangaris 12/16/18, 2 pm - Public discussion (introduction book passages) w/Koffi Kôkô, Johannes Odenthal, Alexander Wewerka 12/16/18, 3:30 pm- Workshop performance w/ Koffi Kôkô, Manos Tsangaris 01/02/19 - "With a view to" (talk about the work) w/ Stefan Kraus, Manos Tsangaris December 12th 2018 Manos Tsangaris: "... Die Musik hat sich selbst umgebracht ..." (“...The music killed itself...“) lecture series, Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden December 20th 2018 Briefmarkenopern (“stamp operas“) subject: “more light“ Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden composition classes Prof. Daniel Ott and Prof. Manos Tsangaris January 12th 2019 Akademie der Künste, Berlin - Pariser Platz FID II (Free International Drumming) and talk w/ Karin Sander, Johannes Odenthal, Manos Tsangaris
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)
Hints
Shellbum Album 1992 for Piano played by Pi-hsien Chen
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 new homepage! December 29th 2018 KOLUMBA - Art museum of the Archdiocese of Cologne 3:30 pm 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)