Manos Tsangaris

Manos Tsangaris is composer, drummer and installation artist, one of the most important representatives of experimental music theatre. His compositions are internationally acclaimed and have been performed at several renowned festivals and theatres. In 2009 he was appointed a professor of composition at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von WeberDresden, and, in the same year, elected as a member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin (director of the music department in 2012). He has been a member of the Sächsische Akademie der Künste since 2010 and a full member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts since 2017. Tsangaris was artist-in-residence at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) for the 2012-13 academic year; he has, since October 2012, been the artistic director (from2016) for the Munich Biennale for Music Theatre (together with Daniel Ott). In the academic year, 2017/18 Tsangaris is Visiting Professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. Tsangaris founded the Internationale Institut für Kunstermittlung ( He has done research in the field of scenic anthropology. Since the 1970s, he has repeatedly taken performance conditions to be an essential theme of his compositional work, expressed in different artistic formats.