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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9 December 2019 - 6 January 2020 National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA) Masterclass and courses with Manos Tsangaris (visiting professor) 6 December 2019 HfM Dresden (College of Music Dresden) Briefmarkenopern (stamp operas) of the class Prof. Manos Tsangaris 22 March 2020 Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden series: „Komponisten zum Frühstück“ ("Composers for Breakfast") works by and discussion with Manos Tsangaris w/ Ensemble Courage, moderation: Jan Michael Horstmann 11:00 a.m. 28 March 2020 Onassis Cultural Center Athens premiere new piece Homage to Georges Aperghis (75th birthday) w/ Lenio Liatsou - piano 2 - 4 April 2020 New York City (Baruch College Theatre) Love & Diversity w/ Talea-Ensemble 15 - 29 May 2020 The Munich Biennale Festival of new music theater Next Issue September 2020 Oslo, Ultima-Festival Trigger Piece UA for Pinquins together with Jessie Marino and Lars Skoglund
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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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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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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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winzig und der Elefant (winzig and the elephant) musical theatre miniatures / theatre for a house May 2019, Akademie der Künste Berlin photographer: Kai Bienert
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Die Sonne hat sich inzwischen weitergedreht (The sun has continued to turn in the meantime) Festival Rümlingen, Swizerland 2018
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Es geht voran 2019 Witten Days for New Chamber Music 2019 photographer: Claus Langer
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9 December 2019 - 6 January 2020 National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA) Masterclass and courses with Manos Tsangaris (visiting professor) 6 December 2019 HfM Dresden (College of Music Dresden) Briefmarkenopern (stamp operas) of the class Prof. Manos Tsangaris 22 March 2020 Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden series: „Komponisten zum Frühstück“ ("Composers for Breakfast") works by and discussion with Manos Tsangaris w/ Ensemble Courage, moderation: Jan Michael Horstmann 11:00 a.m. 28 March 2020 Onassis Cultural Center Athens premiere new piece Homage to Georges Aperghis (75th birthday) w/ Lenio Liatsou - piano 2 - 4 April 2020 New York City (Baruch College Theatre) Love & Diversity w/ Talea-Ensemble 15 - 29 May 2020 The Munich Biennale Festival of new music theater Next Issue September 2020 Oslo, Ultima-Festival Trigger Piece UA for Pinquins together with Jessie Marino and Lars Skoglund
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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)
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 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 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)
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
winzig und der Elefant (winzig and the elephant) musical theatre miniatures / theatre for a house May 2019, Akademie der Künste Berlin photographer: Kai Bienert
Love & Diversity 2019 Chios, Greece
Die Sonne hat sich inzwischen weitergedreht (The sun has continued to turn in the meantime) Festival Rümlingen, Swizerland 2018
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Es geht voran 2019 Witten Days for New Chamber Music 2019 photographer: Claus Langer