22.10.2021 Trilogy for two pianos Syntagma Piano Duo & Phonos | Barcelona

08:00 pm Centre d’Art Tecla Sala (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat) | Barcelona | Info & tickets

23.10.2021 Trilogy for two pianos Syntagma Piano Duo & Phonos | Barcelona

08:00 pm Lo Pati Centre d’Art Terres de l’Ebre (Amposta) | Barcelona | Info & tickets


ARCHIPEL | Tanz im August / Theater der Welt 2021

Brigitta Muntendorf | Stephanie Thiersch | Sou Fujimoto | Ensemble Garage & guests in cooperation with MOUVOIR, Asasello Quartet, Norwegian Soloists – an interdisciplinary stage work with 3D-sound environment: more information

Theatre of Echo




something [happened]:

18.10.2021 Portrait concert | Blackpage Orchestra | Open Music Graz

02.10.-03.10.2021 THEATRE OF ECHO (premiere) | WDR Cologne

45min audio visual concert installation for multichannel video/audio based on „Trilogy for two pianos“, presented in frame of the 70years anniversary „Musik der Zeit“ (WDR).

GrauSchumacher Piano Duo | WDR Funkhaus

02.10.21: 4:00 pm | 5:00 pm | 8:00 pm | 9:00 pm

03.10.21: 10:00 am | 11:00 am | 12:00 | 01:00 pm

07.10.2021 ARABESQUE | NOVALIS Festival | Croatia

presentation of the audio-visual installation ARABESQUE at the opening concert of Novalis Festival | Ensemble Modern

09.10.2021 Panel discussion | musica femina | Munich

#female composers #arteducation #femalepromotion

07.10.2021 Masterclass | Novalis Festival | Croatia

30.09.2021 #AsPresentAsPossible | Mixtur Festival Barcelona

28.09.2021 Masterclass | Music Current | Dublin

24.09.2021 Key of Presence | Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology Zurich

20.08-22.08.2021 ARCHIPEL | TANZ IM AUGUST Berlin

28.07.2021 abschminken | Ensemble scope | Freiburg

E-Werk Freiburg | Ensemble Scope | info

31.07.2021 Songs 2love (premiere) | Opening Concert Darmstädter Ferienkurse | Ensemble Modern

Another Lovesorry (premiere) and Daisy, Daisy for large ensemble | Ensemble Modern

07:30h pm Sporthalle | tickets

11.07.2021 Trilogy for two pianos | Time of Music Festival Viitasaari | Finland

Miirka Viitala & Emil Holmström | info & tickets

06.07-09.07.2021 Memorial of Rebellion | Time of Music Festival Viitasaari | Finland

06.07-11.07.2021 Masterclass | Rebellion for Sale | Time of Music Festival

Interdisciplinary masterclass for composers / musicians in frame of TIME OF MUSIC

01.07.2021 #AsPresentAsPossible | HEROINES OF SOUND | Radialsystem Berlin

Ensemble Garage

Heroines of Sound | Radialsystem Berlin tickets

22.06.2021 FOREST OF BREATH | Internationale Schillertage | 3D-Sound installation | Premiere

22.06-27.06.2021: Internationale Schillertage | In frame of the Internationale Schillertage the new 3D-Sound Installation „Forest of Breath“ will be exhibited in the public space close to the National Theatre Mannheim.

One breath in the relaxation state lasts 5 seconds. The 16 singers in II: Forest of Breath :II breathe three times as fast. The tempo evokes a state of alertness, „alertness“, of readiness to respond to the unknown, refers to the „staying with the trouble“ described by Donna Haraway, to a certain kind of inner restlessness in which we can allow change. II: Forest of Breath :II is like a clearing, a three-dimensional experienceable structure, in which we can walk the vocal bodies of 16 singers :inside as in a ritual as a 3D sound object.

In collaboration with Sebastian Schottke (sound direction), the Norwegian Soloist’s Choir and Ultima Contemporary Music Festival

18.06.2021 ARCHIPEL | FESTIVAL THEATER DER WELT 2021 | world premiere


18.06.2021 (sold out)

19.06.2021 (sold out)

20.06.2021 (few tickets left)

Ruhrtriennale 2020 > Festival Theater der Welt 2021

stream | analog | digital

FURTHER DATES: 19.06 & 20.06

16.05.2021 | Keep quiet and dance | |Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen |

20:00h | Derya Yıldırım / Ensemble Resonanz | Online Stream | Tickets | Info


ONLINE STREAM: Stream of the recording of Batailles d’Images at the Opera Bonn. Orchestra: Les Siècles, Asasello Quartet, dancer: MOUVOIR

01.05.2021: Guest lecture | Japanese Women Composer Meeting

25.04.2021: COVERED CULTURE | Opening Guangzhou / China | Interculture

24.04.2021: Talk with Susanne Kennedy | HELLERAU- European Center for the Arts

19.02.-27.02.2021 Covered Culture | Kyoto Experiment | Kagan Hotel


#audio visual installation for 10 loudspeakers, transducer and projections

#Kyoto Experiment 2021 / Kagan Hotel


22.02.2021 Rundumschlag | Music Panel Zagreb | Live Stream

08:00 pm: live stream on YouTube / synchronos ensemble

26.02.2021 Panel | ARTER Museum Istanbul

„Tradition and Future in New Music: Roots, Trends, Perspectives“, guests: Sandeep Bhagwati, Enno Poppe, Turgut Erçetin, moderation: Matthias Osterwold | Link to Live-Stream and info

07:00pm Verkadefabrik | Novembermusic Hertogenbosch

24.01. – 24.02.2021 COVERED CULTURE – TPAM Festival Yokohama

Muntendorf / Lobeck

COVERED CULTUREs 5th edition will be presented in frame of the Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama (TPAM) in the legendary BankART Temporary. The former building of the Daichi bank is part of the creative City project and serves as an exhibition space for Contemporary Art.

17.02.2021 Batailles d’Images – BOZAR / Brussels

Audio/Video production with MOUVOIR, the orchestra Les Siècles, Asasello Quartet – Streaming // >>>cancelled>>>


Audiovisual multichannel installation | Muntendorf/Lobeck in cooperation with KATO

24.10.-25.10.20 Berlin Radialsystem (more infos and tickets)

28.10.-13.11.20 Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art

17.11.-29.11.20 Seoul LOOP Alt Space

06.12.-17.01.21 Beijing Art District 798 / Goethe Institut

07.12.-20.12.20 Beijing Goethe Institut

Tickets Berlin Radialsystem: www.radialsystem.de

07.11.2020 Memorial of Rebellion | Novembermusic

New audio visual installation for two participants, video/mapping and music based on the performance Songs Of Rebellion, produced by Ultima Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Novembermusic.

Opernwelt / new article / October 2020

>>Order the magazine here

14.10-15.10.2020 #AsPresentAsPossible / Frequenz Festival Kiel / Carola Schaal

Frequenz Festival | Galerie Simone Menne | part of „encounter“ | 6-9 pm | info & tickets

06.10.20 keep quiet and dance | Ensemble Recherche

08:00 pm Forum Merzhausen

17.09.-18.09.2020 MEMORIAL OF REBELLION (premiere) | Ultima Contemporary Music Festival

10.09.2020 Research into the ARCHIPELAGO | Ultima Contemporary Music Festival Oslo | Norwegian Soloists‘ (premiere)

23.08.2020 Bilderschlachten / Bataille d’Images / Tanz im August / Volksbühne Berlin / cancelled

16.08.2020 Keep quiet and dance / Derya Yıldırım / Ensemble Resonanz / Kampnagel Summerfestival

16.08.2020 / 06:00 pm Kampnagel Hamburg

24.04.-26.02.20: Premiere of „Theatre of Echo“ | Audiovisual concert installation | GrauSchumacher Piano Duo | Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik | Streaming version

02.05.2020 DLF Radio podcast – for whom are you composing

Deutschlandfunk Kultur

14.04.2020 Trilogie für zwei Flügel | WDR3 broadcast

16.04.2020 #AsPresentAsPossible TWO | MIXTUR Barcelona / cancelled

Ensemble Garage performs #AsPresentAsPossible TWO in frame of MIXTUR Festival Barcelona.

16.04 – 18.04.20 Masterclass MIXTUR / cancelled

Masterclass in composition, Barcelona

17.04.2020 Lecture | Mixtur Barcelona / cancelled

14.03.2020 shivers on speed | Liverpool / cancelled

Riot ensemble performs shivers on speed in the concert OPEN CIRCUIT Liverpool, Leggate Theatre.

More info and ticket

01.03.2020 „more chaos, please!“ | Panel | Human Machine

Panel and interview in frame of cresc. biennale 2020 Frankfurt about music, media and music theatre. Ensemble Modern / Michael Rebhahn.

more infos

29.02.2020 Songs of Rebellion | Onassis Center | Athens

Songs of Rebellion is presented at ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTER Athens, sold out.

Ensemble Garage & Opera Lab, Carola Schaal, Maximilian Estudies, Warped Type

29.02.2020 | Onassis Center Athens | more info

22.02.20 Public Privacy 4: #Leap in the dark | Ton-Art Festival Esslingen

Timm Roller presents Public Privacy #4 – leap in the dark for e-guitar, live electronics and tape/video at the Ton-Art Festival Esslingen.

Originally written for Nico Couck, the piece develops with every performer who is playing it – new scenes in the video recorded with each player are implemented and change the context depending on the associations of each player regarding the existing music and video.

22.02.20 | 08:00 pm Kulturzentrum Dieselstraße | Esslingen


14.02.2020 shivers on speed | Freiburg

20:00h Ensemble Adventure | Elisabeth Schneider Stiftung

SAT, 11.01.2020 | 08:00 pm Temps d’Images | Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf | more info

THU, 20.01.2020 |07:30 pm | Schwere Reiter Munich

30.01.2020 abschminken #2 | make-off #2 |Munich

A new ensemble is born: in collaboration with Annette Schönmüller the ensemble „Der gelbe Klang“ celebrates its debut concert with „abschminken #2/make-off #2 (version with clarinet) at the „Schwere Reiter“ in Munich. Looking forward to a new creative impact in the field of Contemporary Music!

11.01.2020 Display Songs: Temps d’Images | Tanzhaus NRW

„Display Songs“ is a media concert in five acts: „Public Privacy #6 – voice: bright no more“, „#Aria“, „blurred FIVE“ and „#AsPresentAsPossible TWO“, performed by Ensemble Garage and the the singer Rebekka Salomea, as well as the work „Caravan“ composed by Michael Beil. Brigitta Muntendorf performs #Aria and collaborates with WARPED TYPE, the Düsseldorf moving image collective.

New publication: The Art of Linking „LINKs“ / Social Composing

Muntendorfs article „Social Composing“ is published in the magazine « LINKs » (The Art of Linking).

The magazine is an annual transdisciplinary review. As a meeting place between hard sciences and humanities, LINKs will link scientific and artistic news (and reflexions) and also address the fields of philosophical thought (and also political) questioning the technical domains, the innovation academics as well as the societies’ evolution. 

 LINKs will probe everything that can connect in thinking into a complex, dynamic and reflexive approach, and propose a new aesthetic.  LINKs will assert the need for a non-linear vision and a thought of Complexity to consider and understand the world’s phenomena and contemporary political, social and technical issues. At the same time demanding and accessible, LINKS will offer an idea of epistemological reflection based on an in-depth knowledge of techniques and artistic and scientific innovations. Each contributor, coming from very diverse backgrounds, would thus bring his point of view. more info

01.12.2019 more info

01.12.2019 shivers on speed | NemØ ensemble | Belgium

Nemo ensemble is presenting shivers on speed at the Leiettheatre with other works by James Clarke, Paolo Galli and Ward De Jonghe. The ensemble is presenting the piece in frame of their new concert program“sHIVERs“.

19.11.2019 Keep quiet and dance / Barcelona Modern Festival / Ensemble d’Arts

02.11.2019 Keep quiet and dance | Rafel Festival | Ensemble d’Arts | Valencia

Ensemble d’Arts presents „Keep quiet and dance“ at the Rafel Festival in Valencia, Spain. With María Bazal, Xelo Giner, Jenny Guerra, Elena Solanes and Miguel Angel Berbis.


02.11-03.11.2019 FMN Festival | Artheater Cologne & German Broadcast

FMN (FRAU MUSICA NOVA) is a festival curated by Brigitta Muntendorf in cooperation with Deutschlandfunk. The edition 2019 is also a cooperation with the Berlin based festival Heroines of Sound.

With Ensemble Garage, Paula Schopf, Laura Mello, Carola Schaal & Heinrich Horwitz and pieces by Jessie Marino, Nina Fukuoka, Juliana Hodkinson, Nicole Lizée and more more more!

02.11.2019 | 8:30 pm Artheater Cologne | www.fmn-space.de

02.11.2019 | 8:00 pm Artheater Cologne

03.11.2019 | 7:00 pm German Broadcast / Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal


02.11.2019 #AsPresentAsPossible | Artheater Cologne | Carola Schaal

In frame of FMN 2019 (FRAU MUSICA NOVA), Carola Schaal presents her solo show Bonny Crude in collaboration with the choreographer Heinrich Horwitz. #AsPresentAsPossible Solo was written for Carola Schaal, clarinet player of Decoder and performer and exists in three versions – solo, trio (percussion, piano and performer) and quartet (percussion, piano and 2 performer)

15.10.2019 Portrait concert by Ensemble Garage | Gaida Festival | Vilnius | Lithuania

With the first visit of Ensemble Garage at the GAIDA Festival, the ensemble presents a portrait concert of GAIDA’s special guest: With Public Privacy 3.1 #Trumpet Cover covered by Trombone, Public Privacy #Aria, #AsPresentAsPossible TWO and a new song, Ensemble Garage presents also pieces by Michael Beil, Piotr Peszat and Piotr Bednarczyk.

07:00 pm |NDG |more info

13.10.2019 Keep Quiet and Dance #2 & shivers on speed | GAIDA Festival | Vilnius | Lithuania |Synaesthesis Ensemble

In frame of the GAIDA Festival, announced as one of the 24 best festivals in Europe (EFFE) the Synaesthesis Ensemble presents the Lithuania premiere of Keep quiet and dance #2 for ensemble and 4 channel sound. Next to keep quiet Synaesthesis also performs shivers on speed in a program with other works by Chaya Czernowin, Mirela Ivičevic and others!

06:00 pm |National Gallery of Art | Vilnius

11.10.2019 #AsPresentAsPossible TWO (premiere) | Almaty | Kazakhstan

Ensemble Garage celebrates the premiere of #AsPresentAsPossible TWO at the EVENT SPACE, a new concert venue in the middle of Almaty. The body projections of #AsPresentAsPossible are the main material of the video recordings for this new piece. While the video follows an overwriting process the solo performer is divided into two live performer.

07:00 pm | Event Space | Almaty

11.10.2019 Public Privacy #Aria | performed by Brigitta Muntendorf |Almaty | Kazakhstan

07:00 pm | Event Space | Almaty

11.10.2019 Lecture | Almaty | Kazakhstan

03:00 pm | Event Space | Almaty

12.10.2019 #Keep Quiet and Dance #2 | Almaty | Kazakhstan

Keep quiet and dance #2 (4-channel) is presented by the Almaty-based EEGERU Ensemble in collaboration with Ensemble Garage. Next to this piece, Brigitta Muntendorf performs Public Privacy #Aria a second time in frame of the 25th jubilee of the Goethe Institute.

07:00 pm | Event Space | Almaty | only via invitation

28.09.19 Songs of Rebellion | BAM! Festival Berlin

27.09.19 Songs of Rebellion | premiere | Ensemble Garage & Opera Lab | BAM! Festival Berlin

For SONGS OF REBELLION, Brigitta Muntendorf (composer) and Michael Höppner (director) create a „Community of Practice“ consisting of various ensembles and artists, expose themselves to the individual and collective power of the song and stage its ambivalent relationship to diverse forms of uprising.The contradictory, resisting and affirmative, transitory or even lost existence of the protest song asa stimulant, cult, myth, gesture of uproar or party music makes this special song type appear as immortal as it is infinitely vulnerable. SONGS OF REBELLION unfolds an experiential space of musical, theatrical and medial linksof resistance and dedication, in which escapismand agitation, art and politics, contemporarymusic and pop, contemplation and action can always be a fanfare as well as a lullaby of rebellion.

Michael Höppner (direction), Jule Saworski (costumes), Warped Type (Live-Video), Maximilan Estudies (sound direction), Malgorzata Walentynowicz & Till Künkler (Ensemble Garage), Evdoxia Filippou & Louis Bona (Opera Lab), Carola Schaal.

more info | tickets BAM!

24.09.2019 Batailles d’Images / Six moods to stand kings up | Tanzhaus NRW | Düsseldorf

22.09.2019 Batailles d’Images | Six moods to stand kings up | Opera Bonn

About Six moods to stand kings up

read more about the music, the collaboration and critics of the new work by Muntendorf/Thiersch

tickets Oper Bonn |tickets Tanzhaus NRW | more info about the piece

“When the light turns off, the conductor stands in the orchestra pit and looks into the audience. Are we the action? Behind the light, the globe becomes faintly visible – and the music briefly recalls Kubrick‘s „2001“. Brigitta Muntendorf has composed this fascinating music, which unfolds from the nothingness of the sounds an ever more lively and intensive sound world.”  (Bernd Feuchtner)

08.06.2019 Keep quiet and dance | Kopenhagen | Klang Festival | Kamilya Jubran


„My Voice, Your Voice, Our Voice“ is an Egyptian-German collaboration project with the human voice in focus. The project aims at bringing cultures closer together through the use and exploration of Arabic and European languages. The singer and instrumentalist Kamilya Jubran is the voice that brings this event together.

08:00 pm klang festival | Alice | Copenhagen | info

06.06.2019 #AsPresentAsPossible | Tonhalle Düsseldorf

#AsPresentAsPossible SOLO, performed by Carola Schaal in frame of her Solo Show „Bonny Crude“ – a choreographed and trans medial stage experience (Heinrich Horwitz) and with works by Alexander Schubert, Carola Schaal a.o.

06.06.2019 | 10:15 pm Tonhalle Düsseldorf | Carola Schaal & Heinrich Horwitz

03.06.2019 Public Privacy #6 voice: Bright no more | klang festival | Copenhagen

Bright no more is performed by Frauke Albert in frame of the concert concept „Serie Rose“ – unlike in other art forms, it is not often seen that newly written music focuses on eroticism. But it is present at this concert where three works are presented.  Public Privacy#6 BoxMachine is the title of Muntendorf’s work, and in a way it is characteristic for the entire project: the private in the open, the open drawn into the private, the rendering, the movie, the soundtrack and the live music. All of it represents clashes of intimacy and publicity. And in all parts with the voice and eroticism in focus. Monika Pasiecznik is the curator of the project.

9:30 pm klang festival | Literaturhaus | info

02.06.2019 IN SYNC | Stade de Fontaine d’Ouche | Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne

…and one day later IN SYNC will be performed at the football stadion Dijon, the Stade de Fontaine d’Ouche, in frame of the JUMP-Festival. More info here

01.06.2019 IN SYNC | Opera Dijon | Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne

IN SYNC, an unisono study about the connection of gestures and sound, is presented by the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne at the Auditorium Dijon (Opera Dijon). Young musicians of the l’École Supérieure de Musique Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, the Maison Rhénanie-Palatinat, the Musikhochschule de Mayence and the Landesjugendorchester Rheinland-Pfalz and Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Dijon are joining the orchestra and play IN SYNC with 40 players.

01.06.2019 | 8:00 pm | Auditorium Opera Dijon | more info & tickets

24.05.2019 SKY AND HEAVEN | Muntendorf, Electric Indigo & Ensemble Garage |Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen (sold out)

SKY and HEAVEN, a concert curated by Brigitta Muntendorf, establishes a relationship between the transmedial power of music and the painted trompe-l’œils of the gallery until the boundaries between reality and illusion become blurred. SKY and HEAVEN mixes techno-club aesthetics, avant-garde music, video and performance into a new concert format. Muntendorf’s combination of instruments, electronics, moving images and performance also extends to the club ambiance and DJs, who develop new situations for a dancing body to experiment with sound.

Together with highly regarded crossover artists, the Cologne-based Ensemble Garage presents a concert lasting several hours in which the video works of Nika Radić add a digital dimension to the historical ballroom’s wall paintings. The grande dame of techno, Electric Indigo, collaborates with Brigitta Muntendorf on syntheses and anti-syntheses of instrumental and electronic sound worlds. SKY and HEAVEN radiates at the boundary between music and performance, creating an echo chamber in which open and autonomous formations – as in Sabine Akiko Ahrendt’s sample performance ‘Dancemat‘ and Michael Beil’s ‘Caravan‘session – exist side by side.

Public Privacy #Aria (performed by Brigitta Muntendorf) | abschminken |TRE’SPACIAL/Trois and HändleMe/Ntandathu

24.05.2019 | 7:30 pm Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen | Hannover | more Info

09.05. & 10.05.2019 Bilderschlachten – Batailles d’Image | Théâtre de Nîmes

Stephanie Thiersch and Brigitta Muntendorf present their new collaboration with the Asasello Quartet, the renowned French orchestra Les Siècles and 8 dancers: a ballet is born for the end of the world, a ballet noir, wildly poaching in our cultural history. The monumental and devouring as a symbol of power and patriarchy is artistically intertwined with the attempt instead of the result, with quiet resistance and relinkage to nature.

More infos: Batailles d’Image | MouvoirC

08.05.2019 Ballett für Eleven |Acht Brücken Festival Köln | Ensemble Modern

After the premiere at the Donaueschingen Musiktage and passing by at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Ensemble Modern presents BALLETT FÜR ELEVEN at the Acht Brücken Festival Cologne in one of the hotspot venues in Cologne, the Depot of the Schauspielhaus.

Ensemble Modern | Vimbay Kaziboni (conductor) | WARPED TYPE (Live Video) | Sita Messer (costumes)

08:00 pm Depot Cologne | tickets

SHORTLIST! Nominated for the Classical:NEXT INNOVATION AWARD 2019

03.05.2019 Keep quiet and dance #1 & shivers on speed / NEMØ Ensemble / Ghent

Nemø Ensemble is taking over the Bijloke campus -they will be setting out their instruments, as well as megaphones, rattling subwoofers, gas masks that give off light and virtual reality headsets. They’ll play the revolution song „Keep quiet and dance #1“ and shivers on speed in best company with works by Simon Steen-Andersen, Elena Rykova, Ethan Braun, Huihui Cheng and Marco Momi.

07:00 p.m. Campus Bijloke | Ghent

29.04.2019 Keep quiet and dance #3 premiere | Ensemble Resonanz |Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Keep quite and dance, originally composed for Kamila Jubran and the Cairo Contemporary Music Ensemble is presented in a new version for string ensemble, percussion and electronics – and the singer Derya Yıldırım. This new version implements fragments from a song by Yıldırım – Keep quite and dance is a song about the silent revolution inside of us and transforms depending from the singer and her dialogue with the ensemble. There’re four versions existing now: for string trio, percussion and voice, for ensemble and 4-channel voice and this version composed for Ensemble Resonanz. Keep quite and dance #3 will be premiered in frame of „Derya’s Songbook“.

23.04.2019 Elphilharmonie Hamburg, 08:30 pm | info & tickets (sold out)

29.04.2019 Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, 08:30 pm | info & ticket (sold out)

02.04.2019 Bilderschlachten Showing

Brigitta Muntendorf & Stephanie Thiersch are giving an insight into the production of „Bilderschlachten / Bataille d’Images“ at the Tanzhaus NRW. The premiere will take place at the 9th of May (Théâtre de Nîmes) with 10 dancers by MOUVOIR, the orchestra Les Siecles, the Asasello quartet and the conductor Benjamin Shwartz.

07:00 pm Tanzhaus NRW | more info

25.03.2019 Radio Feature SWR2

Wieviel Realität braucht und verträgt das Musiktheater?

A radio feature by Egbert Hiller about the pocket opera festival Salzburg (direction Thierry Bruehl) with recordings of „Bronze by Gold“, „Hi victim“ or „Who the fuck is Gerty?“

09:05 pm >> Live-Stream

23.03.2019 Keep quiet and dance #2 | Tonlagen Festival Hellerau

Brigitta Muntendorf composed with Keep quiet and dance #2 a new version for ensemble, 4-channel-voice, electronics and video. The piece is presented in frame of the concert with the same name „Keep quiet and dance“, Brigitta Muntendorf curated for Ensemble Garage. It’s a concert evening with pieces from composers from Europe and Cairo about the political voice, that doesn’t have to shout, to be heard. And a program about the absence of these voices.

Sa, 23.03.2019 | 08:00 pm | Hellerau – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste

08.03.2019 Key of Absence | Tonhalle Düsseldorf

As part of the „Trilogie für zwei Flügel“ the notabu ensemble plays the third movement „key of absence“ for two pianos and live electronics at the Tonhalle Düsseldorf. The multi-channel set up creates a space of musical memories in which the pianists are searching for the moment.

Fr, 08.03.2019 08:00 pm Tonhalle Düsseldorf | tickets you can get here

Sound direction: Lucia Kilger & Maximilian Estudies

02.02.2019 Key of Absence | Ghent

„Voyages au bout du piano #3 feat. Reinier Van Houdt“ Key of absence played by Elisa Medinilla & Frederik Croene (piano).

After presenting Key of Presence, Key of absence is the second piece of the Trilogie für zwei Flügel this wonderful duo is going to show at the De Bijloke. The duo is playing since a while together and focusses on contemporary piano music, which is composed in the last two decades.


05-10 pm De Bijloke | Ghent | Info

25.01.2019 Shivers on speed | Ensemble Recherche

shivers on speed is played by Ensemble Recherche at the Morat Institute in Freiburg within a mixed program with pieces by Salvatore Sciarrino, Toshio Hosokawa, Christian Mason, Giorgio Netti and others.

8:00 pm Morat Institute | Freiburg  | ticket 20€/5€ | more info on fb


23.11 & 24.11.2018 HELLO AVATAR | Next Level Festival | Düsseldorf | Community of Practice | #AsPresentAsPossible TRIO

A program curated by Brigitta Muntendorf with pieces by Michael Beil, Levy Lorenzo, Brigitta Muntendorf, Alexander Schubert. The stage is an interactive light tube installation by Warped Type.

Andrej Koroliov, synth | Carola Schaal, clarinet/performance | Jonathan Shapiro, percussion | Dominik Kleinknecht, sound direction | WARPED TYPE, light installation, Brigitta Muntendorf, artistic direction.

fr, 23.11.2018:
12.00 noon, 02.30 pm & 4:30 pm
sa, 24.11.2018:
11.30 am, 01.30 pm & 03.30 Uhr,


18.11.2018 shivers on speed | Gageego Ensemble | Gothenburg

Face the reality, get lost in a ritus or dive into cosmic sound – Gageego ensemble presents music of German postwar modernism till today. shivers on speed is the first time performed by Gageego in frame of a program with works by Billone, Jarnegard, Lachenmann, Movio and Stockhausen, conducted by Rei Munakata.

18.11.2018 | 06:00 pm | Steenhammarsalen Goethenburg

More Chaos, please! | Essay | Klangforum

Essay for the Agenda 2018/19 of the Klangforum Wien about working in the field of Contemporary Music  & Digital Conditions.

„The digital revolution is currently showing us to what extent chaotic, non-linear and reciprocal processes are able to evoke  creativity, productivity, communality, resonance and vitality. The extent of our ability to establish some lively, collective and dialogical formats will in the end determine whether in future we will operate within an energetic and contemporary musical culture – or in a museum which has become irrelevant for our present day.“

Museum or Vibrant Part of Life – New Music Decides for Itself

Read in German | Read in English

18.11.2018 Sweetheart, Goodbye | Ensemble Modern | His Master’s choice | WDR broadcast

Mariano Chiacchiarini, conductor of Ensemble Garage and guest conductor at the Lucerne Academy – and a very close companion of Brigitta Muntendorf, presents in from of His Master’s Choice a collection of pieces. Sweetheart, Goodbye is part of his list, played by Ensemble Modern and conducted by himself. Other pieces you can listen to by Eötvös, Kagel, Kampe, Nante and Boulez.

more info | stream

11.11.2018 #AsPresentAsPossible TRIO | 4:3 | Hellerau – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste | Decoder

#AsPresentAsPossible is not only the name of the Trio with video & electronics, written for the DECODER Ensemble, it’s also the name of the stage happening Brigitta Muntendorf programed and put in scene for three musicians of the Decoder Ensemble: Carola Schaal, Andrej Koroliov and Jonathan Shapiro. In a collaborative work with the final finish of choreographer Heinrich Horwitz this performative and transient program celebrates music as a physical and collective experience. Pieces by Michael Beil, Jessie Marino, Brigitta Muntendorf, Fatboy Slim & Josh Spear.

11.11.2018 | 06:00 pm | Europäisches Zentrum der Künste | Hellerau | tickets 17/8 | info

Watch out! 10.11.2018 Klangwerkstatt Berlin | #AsPresentAsPossible SOLO for Carola Schaal (premiere)

10.11.18 | 09:00 pm Kunstquartier Bethanien | Klangwerkstatt Berlin | info & tickets

20.10.2018 BALLETT FÜR ELEVEN (premiere) / Ensemble Modern / Donaueschinger Musiktage

Ensemble: Ensemble Modern
conductor: Bas Wiegers
Music/video/direction: Brigitta Muntendorf
projections: Warped Type (Andreas Huck & Roland Nebe)
costumes: Sita Messer
sound direction: Norbert Ommer

22.10.2018 | 11:00 pm Realschule Donaueschingen
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24.10.2018 BALLETT FÜR ELEVEN | Alte Oper Frankfurt

24.10.2018 | 08:00 pm Alte Oper Frankfurt

same same but different!

17.10.2018 Public Privacy #Leap in the dark | Moscow

With other works bei Michael Beil, Alexander Schubert Dmitry Remizov and others!

8:00 pm Pluton | Moscow |Kymatic Ensemble | get tickets here

06.10.2018 abschminken & Public Privacy #1 Flute Cover | Ensemble Kontraste | Nuremberg

Ensemble KONTRASTE presents a concert with music by Clara Schumann, Élisabeth La Guerre, Louise Farrenc and Alma Mahler in connection with the works abschminken and Public Privacy #1 Flute cover, that are based in a transmedial approach of connecting contemporary music with the culture of digital connotation.

In cooperation with the mezzo soprano Ida Aldrian, you’ll find more info & tickets here.

08:00 pm Tafelhalle Nuremberg

02.10.2018 We sing the body electric | community of practice | Tanzpakt

Join the work in progress „Bilderschlachten“, premiere: 10.05.2018 Théâtre de Nîmes (FR) / Orchestra Les Siecles / Mouvoir / Asasello Quartett

Showing of the work in progress: 02.10., 10 pm & 11 pm // Orangerie – Theater im Volksgarten / Cologne | Asasello Quartett | Mouvoir/Stephanie Thiersch

www.orangerie-theater.de // Mouvoir

11.09.2018 Missing T | Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen

Missing T for large ensemble is played again by Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen and conducted by  Jakob Hultberg. Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen is a Copenhagen-based, Danish chamber ensemble specializing in the performance of modern compositions.

07.30 pm Johan Borups Højskole – Frederiksholms Kanal 24

06.09.2018 Lecture: Composing within the Culture of Digital Condition | Kulturrat NRW

A lecture in frame of the conference about Digital Culture / Culture of the Digital. Speakers with different backgrounds in the cultural sectors, music, fine arts, theatre, dance, film, media & games refer about current developments, central issues and strategies for the future. The lecture „Composing within the Culture of Digital Condition“ is based on the essay „Community in Practice“ which was written for the contemporary music magazine „Positionen“ and presents a vision of contemporary composing, interpretation and the infrastructure of ensembles that are closely related to the digital revolution.

10:00 am- 05:00 pm Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf | Praktika Saa
11:30 am: lecture Muntendorf
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29.08.2018 Electric Indigo & Muntendorf : Ruhrtriennale 2018

Plug & PlayMe combines technoid club culture and avant-garde music to create a new reality: while more and more composers of new music are breaking with established formats by putting instruments and electronics together with video and performance and ending up homeless, in a club environment more and more DJs are trying to devise new contexts for the dancing body and to literally set this in motion with accompanying sonic experiments.

In this hypermedia club performance with joint live sets, performances, light and video installations, club and avantgarde attain a fractal dimension where nothing seems to be impossible. A three hour concert experience curated by Brigitta Muntendorf in collaboration with Ensemble Garage and with pieces and video works by Carola Bauckholt, Benjamin Grau, Lillevan, Matthias Kranebitter, Electric Indigo & Brigitta Muntendorf and Nika Radic! more info

24.07.2018 Public Privacy #Aria | Darmstadt Summer Course

Małgorzata Walentynowicz performs Public Privacy #Aria in frame of  the Série Rose concert. The program sheds light  on sex, love, pornography, and feminism, it invites one to listen to New Music beyond its aesthetic and technical discourse, in order to discover what the avant-garde might suppress and repress. Other works by Jodlowski, Hodkinson, Kreidler and Walshe.

  10:00 pm Centralstation, Darmstadt, Germany | more info & tickets

04.07.2018 Public Privacy #6 voice: bright no more | Greek National Opera Athens

Frauke Aulbert performs solo program for voice, electronics & video BEATBOX at the Greek National Opera Athens. bright no more is written for her with the aim to show the vulnerable but also powerful side of a tireless and artificial force to develop a so called individuality – in between models of public and private and a state between being and performing and in between my stay in Japan & Europe. BEATBOX includes other pieces by Gordon Kampe, Ole Hübner, Erin Gee, George Aperghis and Alexander Schubert.

08:30 pm| Greek National Opera Athens

with Donny Kasadi (sound), Jörg Bittner (lights)

04.07.2018 Public Privacy #2 piano cover | Musiikin aika – Time of Music

Time of Music Festival, organized on July 3-9 in Viitasaari, Finland, presents works and artists dealing with hybrid arts and challenging the traditional idea of an artwork. The festival of contemporary music lead by composer Johan Tallgren focuses on the change in the roles of an audience, a performer and a composer / author that is accelerated by the digital age sense of time. Defunenensemble performs the first time Piano Cover – a new video is coming!

07:00 pm Viitasari (Finland) – Teatteri / Theatre
performer: defunensemble / Emil Holmström

26.05.2018 Public Privacy #1 Flute Cover | NOW HEAR Ensemble | Los Angeles

Another version of Public Privacy # flute cover performed by Now Hear Ensemble and Adriane Hill is going to be spread! First performance of Public Privacy #1 in Los Angeles.

Saturday, 26th of May | 08:00 pm Art-Share LA | flute: Adriane Hill

21.05.2018 KreisIncrease (premiere) | Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen

GrauSchumacher Piano Duo is going to present the piano cycle Trilogie für zwei Flügel for two pianos, tape and live electronics. The first time the cycle is premiered including the new piece KreisIncrease.

The 40min lasting piano evening shows the collaboration between Brigitta Muntendorf and the pianists from 2015 (Key of Presence) over 2017 (Key of Absence) till today.
After the concert the Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen offer the possibility to take part at the „Table Talk“ – talking to composer and performer, enjoying a dinner and drinks, sharing ideas and impressions!

06.00 pm Orangerie | Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen | GrauSchumacher Piano Duo & Sebastian Schottke (sound direction)
09.00 pm table talk with dinner & drinks
tickets: 24 / 29 / 34 Euro | reduced 12 Euro

09.05.2018 durchhören | Acht Brücken Festival Cologne

6:00 pm Kunstation St. Peter | Acht Brücken Festival
Calefax reed quintet | Morphing Relations

04.05.2018 Segnali 2018 | Perugia

Public Privacy #1/#2/#Aria & lecture about transmedial composing in reference systems

In frame of the festival Segnali 2018, a festival in-between musical education and audio visual performances, Public Privacy #1 Flute Cover and Public Privacy #2 Piano Cover is presented next to Public Privacy #Aria which is performed by the composer itself.

Further the Italian composer Marco Momi invited Brigitta Muntendorf to give a lecture about transmedial composing in reference systems at the Conservatorio di Musica di Perugia.

4.00-7.00 pm: lecture
9.00 pm: concert at the auditorio (Conservatorio di Musica di Perugia)

29.04.2018 Vocalized (premiere) | Cairo Contemporary Music Days

„My voice, your voice, our voice“ represents the output of an exceptionally creative and interactive workshop, held over several phases, employing diverse media to reflect power, tonal expression and sound gestures. The compositional process is meant to build bridges to foreign vocal traditions and cultures. The project facilitated the artistic and intellectual interaction between the musicians, who sometimes participants in each other’s work, and at other times were influenced by each other’s artistic personas, which was in turn reflected in their output, and infused with their own impressions of the surrounding environment, their artistic foundation and life experiences; an expression of their humanity with all it’s impulses, thoughts and emotions.

The European Egyptian Contemporary Music Society brought together a number of prominent artists from Egypt and Germany for this project.  Vocalized for voice (Kamilya Jubran), violin, cello and electronics will be premiered in frame of this project – a piece coming up in the middle of a revolution, that explores the power of impersonality.

Cairo Contemporary Music Days 2018 | My voice, your voice, our voice | El Hanager Art Centre

29.04.2018 Sweetheart, Goodbye!

Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg | Festival für Aktuelle Musik

27.04.2018 Play me back and forth

07:30h Luzern (CH), Festival for Social Media and Contemporary Music

Play me back and forth is played in frame of the Festival for Social Media „Kontakte“ – next to Play me HELIX Ensemble is going to present „Cobra“ by John Zorn together with the actor Graham Valentine and other works by Oscar Escudero and Klaus Huber.

24.04.2018 wah-wah | Maqamat Beirut

After performances in Munich (Kammerspiele), ZKM Karlsruhe and the Tafelhalle Nürnberg the full-evening performance for dance & music Wah-Wah in collaboration with the choreographer Anna Konjetzky will be presented at the Maqamat Beirut.  Wah-Wah is about shared spaces based on democratic and non dissipative systems and the refusal of any hierarchic structure. The music forms an independent counterpoint by taking the physical power of the dancers and transforming it into a rich spectrum of vectors forces and associations. Interviews with the dancers were token in-between the five months of rehearsing – recordings in states of exhaustion after athletic performances and within a process of developing and searching.
Bipod Maqamat Beirut

20.04.2018 Composing in transmedial reference systems  lecture & Public Privacy #1 flute cover | Zurich

In frame of the symposium „Fremdmaterial“ of the Zurich University of the Arts Public Privacy #1 flute cover will be performed and followed  by a speech about Composing in transmedial reference system with examples of Brigitta Muntendorf work as well as from Michael Beil and Alexander Schubert.

10:45 am Zurich University of the Arts

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20.04.2018 Public Privacy #1 flute cover | Junge Deutsche Philharmonie | Frankfurt

Contemporary art meets contemporary music – the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie presents the concert „KLANGGARTEN“ at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt with stationary pieces in different parts of the museum.

Johanna Longin performs her version of Public Privacy #1 flute cover with her own video material – the playback video of flute cover changes every time a new performer is playing the piece and implements recordings of the live performer. At the same time video recordings of youtube are erased. Flute cover enjoys the funny company of other pieces by György Ligeti, Arnold Schönberg, Giacinto Scelsi Scelsi, John Cage, Mauricio Kagel, Morton Feldman or Olivier Messiaen.

different stations 08:00 pm Frankfurt Städel Museum | tickets 28 €

13.04.2018 Public Privacy #3.1 trombone cover | Tampere Biennale

Ensemble Garage presents the concert STING ME! at Tampere Biennale 2018. Rooted in a trans-medial landscape, the „pioneers of idiosyncrasy“, Ensemble Garage, present with STING ME new compositions that are based between music, performance and intermediality. A hybrid of premieres between composers from Germany (Cologne) and Finland (Helsinki) features recent works from the younger and youngest composer generation and invites us to enter different spaces, in which music not only sounds but also refers to other professions or environments. Till Künkler performs Public Privacy #3.1 trombone cover. Other works by Tytti Arola, Benjamin Grau (premiere), Miika Hyytiäinen (premiere), Juhani T. Vesikkala (premiere), Brigitta Muntendorf and her recent student at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Cologne Żaneta Rydzewska (premiere).
05:00 pm Tampere Biennale | Pakkahuone klo 17 | Ensemble Garage | festival pass 80 € / 100 €

13.04.2018 Shivers on Speed | European Music Project

shivers on speed is presented by European Music Project in frame of the Festival „Stimmung“ at the Stadthaus Ulm. The festival explores in one week different forms of contemporary music as staged works, performances or in collaboration with artists from the club-scene.

shivers of speed is presented with other works by Thomas Adès Traced, Maurice Ravel and Anna Thorvaldsdottir.

7:00 pm Stadthaus Ulm | European Music Project

10.04.2018 Public Privacy #1 flute cover staged | Opera Lab | Berlin

Opera Lab Berlin is one the most interesting formations in the field of contemporary music theatre! Opera Lab believes in a multifaceted approach to contemporary musical theatre, producing large scale works, organising co-operative projects with other artists – Public Privacy #1 flute cover will be presented as a staged work in frame of the evening “What is to be done? – A cabinet of curiosities”.  The director Anna-Sophie Weber and Opera Lab Berlin are developing a devised work of music theater composed of theatrical compositions of contemporary music by various composers (Helmut Lachenmann, Peter Ablinger, Jennifer Walshe, Brigitta Muntendorf, Dieter Schnebel, Georges Aperghis, Simon Steen-Andersen, Carola Bauckholt, Hugo Morales Murguia, Neo Hülcker, Matthias Kaul und Aaron Einbond).

08:00 pm Ballhaus Ost (2nd floor) | Pappelallee 15, 10437 Berlin | tickets: 15€ / 10€

Further Performances: 11th, 12th, 13th April, 08:00 pm | 14th April, 07:00 pm

23.03.2018 Public Privacy #3.1 Trombone Cover | Rochester | New York

Concert with Ensemble Garage at the Eastman School of music in frame of IMAGE & SOUND FESTIVAL – with other works by Diego Ramos, Pierre Jodlowski, Arshia Samsaminia and Josh Spear. A collaboration with Oliver Schneller, Eastman School of Music & Visual Studies Workshop.   06:00 pm Eastman School of Music, Hatch Recital Hall https://www.esm.rochester.edu/

22.03.2018 Lecture: composing in real-virtual reference systems

09.00 am Eastman School of Music | 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, New York 14604 | more info

 09.03.2018 Yes, Master! | Krakow

The Spółdzielnia Muzyczna Contemporary Ensemble presents the concert Elemente 6:1 – besides Yes, Master! the concert evening involves other performances  by Piotr Peszat, François Sarhan, Grupa Azorro and Alexander Schubert at the State Conservatory Krakow.

8:00 pm State Conservatory Kraków
Spółdzielnia Muzyczna Contemporary Ensemble

19.02.2018 Public Privacy #Flute Cover – 8th version | Helsinki

Uusinta Ensemble was founded in 1998 in Helsinki and performs the 8th version of Public Privacy #1 flute cover. Every performer creates own videos that are implemented in the playback videos for the performance. A continuous process of re-writing and erasing.

7:00 pm Camerata Hall, Helsinki Music Centre
Uusinta Ensemble / Malla Vivolin

10.02.2018 Public Privacy #6 bright no more / Ton Art Esslingen

Vocal artist Frauke Aulbert presents her new BEAT BOX program including Public Privacy #6 bright no more (2017) and other pieces by Erin Gee, Alexander Schubert, Ole Hübner, Gordon Kampe and Georges Aperghis.

8.00 pm Villa Nagel | Esslingen

03.02.2018 Calefax / durchhören / ECLAT Festival Stuttgart

ECLAT Festival presents durchhören, written for Calefax reed quintet in 2010. For more than three decades Calefax have been acclaimed in the Netherlands and abroad for their virtuosic playing – and they’re the inventors of a completely new genre: the reed quintet.

03.02.2018 ECLAT Festival
7 pm Theaterhaus Stuttgart | T1

21.01.2018 V&A Lecture Theatre London / digital showcase about „social media opera“ and „social composing“ 

Digital showcase/lecture and a public discussion about „Social Composing“ and „Social Media Opera“ – two terms Brigitta Muntendorf established in her work (Public Privacy Series #1-#7 / Social Media Opera iScreen, YouScream!) and different articles.

21.01.2018 | 11 am – 1pm: showcase and discussion | V&A Lecture Theatre London

18.01.2018 GrauSchumacher Piano Duo / Ultraschall Festival Berlin

Grau Schumacher Piano Duo is presenting key of presence (2015) and key of absence (2017) for two pianos and live-electronics in frame of Ultraschall Festival Berlin. Key of absence was premiered in October 2017 at the BASF Portrait festival in Ludwigshafen, together with key of will (premiere May 2018 Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen) the evening program. Trilogie für zwei Flügel / Trilogy for two pianos will be completed.
7:00 pm | Heimathafen Neukölln | tickets / more info

13.01.2018 Transmedial Composing / Social Media Opera | Music talk | Cairo

A Music Talk Series by EECMS that promotes the general and essential knowledge of music development which comes from a strong belief in the importance of understanding the progress of composing in-between the developments of electronic and digital technologies. Brigitta Muntendorf will give a lecture about transmedial Composing and the term Social Media Opera by referring about iScreen, YouScream!
7:30-09:00 pm Goethe Institute Cairo

New Trailer of the concert at the Elbphilharmonie with Decoder Ensemble

The Decoder Ensemble and Brigitta Muntendorf  invite all to a transmedia happening, where the significance of corporal presence intertwines with concepts of physical and virtual existence in the events occupying all areas of the concert room.  How present can we, and do we want to be?  When do we transcend into presence through the very mediums that should make us invisible? Brigitta Muntendorf curated this concert and Decoder Ensemble presented the premiere of her new piece #AsPresentAsPossible.

iScreen, YouScream! (2017)

Watch the trailer of the new Social Media Opera iScreen, YouScream!

premiered at ECLAT Festival Stuttgart 2017

more informations about iScreen, YouScream!: GERMAN | ENGLISH

22.12.2017 Köln: Frau Musica (nova) | DLF Kammermusiksaal

Frau Musica Nova 2017

Since 20 years the concert series Frau Musica (nova) presents the work of female composers in the field of Contemporary Music. In 2013 Gisela Gronemeyer (MusikTexte) gave the series in the hands of Brigitta Muntendorf. She curates in collaboration with Ensemble Garage one concert a year at the German broadcast Deutschlanfunk – an in this year it’s all about celebration! Three ensembles are representing the diversity of contemporary music and performance, of electronic extensions – a firework! Ensemble GarageSÉRIE ROSE and a performance trio based at the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln with Tzeshi Lei, Lilian Villalba und Bela Usabaev, as well as the Live-direction class of Gerrit Lucas explore space, image, body and sound. Public Privacy #6 bright no more celebrates its premiere in Germany next to pieces by Carola Bauckholt, Marta Sniady, Iris ter Schiphorst, Holly Harrison and other works by Pierre Jodlowski, Laurie Anderson and Schulhoffs Sonata Erotika.

FRI, 22.12.2017 | German broadcast chamber music hall | Kammermusiksaal des DLF Köln

Musical direction: Mariano Chiacchiarini | sound direction: Dominik Kleinknecht | live-direction: Gerrit Lucas

Zum Programm und Infos zu Frau Musica (nova) – GERMAN

news: October 2017: debuty professorship for composition at the „Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln“***


Brigitta Muntendorf receives the German Music Author’s Price of the category Young Talents (Deutscher Musikautorenpreis der Kategorie Nachwuchs) by German collective rights association (GEMA).

Under the motto „Authors honor authors“ (Autoren ehren Autoren), the winners are chosen by an independent jury of composers, lyricists and producers from all genres. The price is awarded to Brigitta Muntendorf for her musical work and achievements in the field of contemporary music.

More information about the German Music Author’s price (German)

 09.12.2017 PP#2 piano cover / Malgorzata Walentynowicz / Stuttgart

Klangraum 2017 | ExVoCo & Małgorzata Walentynowicz: other pieces and performances by
Jason Eckard, Pascal Dusapin, Steffen Krebber, Kaija Saariaho, Aaron Cassidy, Gertrude Stein, Pierre Jodlowski and Matthias Kranebitter.

8:00 pm Kunstraum Filderstraße / Stuttgart


04.12.2017 Lecture / Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Hamburg

2:00-4:00 pm

01.12.2017 As#presentAs#possible (premiere) | Decoder Ensemble | Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Composer-Curator: the first concert of Decoder’s concert series „Unterdeck“ at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, Brigitta Muntendorf curates the evening #AsPresentAsPossible. In a multimedia, genre-crossing, performative evening, Muntendorf tackles the issue of how our real existence slow fades away behind our virtual presence. In this frame the new piece for performer, piano and percussion & video/electronics As#presentAs#possible, composed for Decoder, is presented  – a concert that doesn’t care about anything than things surrounding our presence.

1.12.2017 | Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (sold out)



18.11.2017 PP#6 bright no more | Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Frauke Aulbert is regarded as one of the most versatile singers in contemporary music: Acclaimed as »Hamburg’s Avant-garde-Queen« by the newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt, Frauke Aulbert loves voice and vocal experiments. In Frame of Decoders concert series „Unterdeck“ Frauke Aulbert is performing Public Privacy #6 „bright no more…“ at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Other pieces by Ole Hübner, Erin Gee, Gorden Kampe and others.

8:30 pm Elphilharmonie Hamburg, Kaistudio, more info (sold out)

26. & 28.11.2017 Yes, Master! | lux:nm | Badajoz & Madrid

lux:nm is performing „Yes, Master!“, a performance about bodies under political and economic control, at Goethe Institut Madrid.

26.11.2017: 8pm Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, MEIAC
28.11.2017: 8pm Goethe Institut Madrid

11 & 12.11.2017 SCREEN-SHARING at Next Level Festival| Düsseldorf

SCREEN-SHARING is a 45-minute Social Composing performance about the question of being present inbetween the real and the digital world. Six solo pieces from the Public Privacy series and iScreen, YouScream! for instrument, video and electronics are re-writed and staged.  „bright no more…“ – Public Privacy #6 for voice, video and electronics was written for this new Social Composing performance – after the premiere at festival Rümlingen in summer 2017 a new version is presented at the Kulturforum NRW in frame of the next level festival.

31.10.2017 „Rituale in der Musik“ | Radiosendung Deutschlandfunk

Sie kehren verlässlich wieder, geben Struktur und stiften Gemeinschaft: Rituale. Auch im klassischen Konzertbetrieb finden sie sich in Hülle und Fülle. Doch heute stiften sie nicht immer Ordnung, sondern irritieren zunehmend neues Publikum- eine Sendung von Sylvia Systermans mit Beiträgen von Brigitta Muntendorf, Ensemble Garage u.a.

31.10.2017 | 22:05 | Deutschlandfunk | German broadcast | mehr Infos

25.10.2017 Musik und Politik | Radiosendung SRF2 Kultur

Eine Sendung von Kristin Amme über Provokationen, Utopien und gesellschaftliche Realitäten – mit KomponistInnen, die ganz bewusst die gesellschaftliche Interaktion suchen: Brigitta Muntendorf, Isabel Mundry, Johannes Kreidler, Moritz Eggert, Dietrich Eichmann und Sarah Nemtsov.

20:00h SRF2 Kultur | mehr Info

BASF Portrait Festival Brigitta Muntendorf 11.10-15.10.2017

The BASF presents in its cultural program 2017 a portrait of Brigitta Muntendorf with a broad range of her work : Her orchestra piece CRACK played by Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and conducted by Hubert Soudant makes the beginning followed by a concert with ensemble aisthesis, SCHOLA HEIDELBERG, GrauSchumacher Piano Duo and Ensemble Garage. Acoustic pieces, transmedial works, her new music theatre iScreen, YouScream! and a premiere for two pianos and electronic for GrauSchumacher are presented between 11th-14th of october in different concert venues in Ludwigshafen.

11.10.2017 | 8:00 pm CRACK for orchestra | Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz | Hubert Soudant
12.10.2017 | 8:00 pm CRACK for orchestra | Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz | Hubert Soudant
13.10.2017 | 8:00 pm Key of presence | Key of past (premiere) | GrauSchumacher Piano Duo
Public Privacy #1 Flute cover | hin und weg | abschminken | Schola Heidelberg / ensemble aisthesis
14.10.2017 | 8:00 pm iScreen, YouScream! | Ensemble Garage
15.10.2017 | 11:00 am durchhören | Calefax Reed Quintet

More informations and tickets | program folder | interview

11.10.2017 CRACK for large orchestra | Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland Pfalz | BASF portrait

The Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, conducted by Hubert Soudant, presents CRACK for large orchestra at the BASF Feierabendhaus in Ludwigshafen. It’s the first concert of the BASF composer portrait of Brigitta Muntendorf.

What kind of a hero is in „Heldenleben“ by Strauss? Who is actually heroic nowadays and in what context can heroes survive? The more such questions are raised, the clearer it becomes that heroes are merely a product of the media, and we can choose to believe them or not. But heroes are created not only at light-speed, but also randomly, uncontrolled. Constant remains only an urge, a motor, a need for heroicism. The orchestra is the largest and leading symphony orchestra of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate and includes 88 musicians from 16 nations.

Tickets and more infos 

11.10.2017 | Radio SRF 2 Kultur | Porträt | Redaktion: Florian Hauser

„…Brigitta Muntendorf, Vertreterin einer neuen Komponistengeneration, geht dagegen an: sie will nicht den Narzissmus kultivieren, sondern im Gegenteil dafür kämpfen, dass sich das «Selbst» verflüchtigen kann und soll – durch eine Art multi- und transmediales «social composing», durch die spartenübergreifende Kombination von Performance, Theatralik, Elektronik, Ton und Bild.“

Radiosendung mit Gesprächen und Musik von Brigitta Muntendorf um 20:00h | SRF 2 Kultur von Florian Hauser. Mehr Info

07.10.2017 Moderating „Klassik, Pop et cetera“ | DLF | German public broadcast

„Klassik, Pop et cetera“ is a famous German broadcast that invites artists, authors or actors to host a music program. This time Brigitta Muntendorf is at the microphone and explains the connection between pieces of Georges Aperghis, Michael Beil, Michael Jackson, Johannes Brahms, Laurie Anderson, Klaus Nomi – and herself.

After two performances at the METRO Club in Kyoto she presents the first time an impression of her songs, she’s working on since a couple of years. A wild and thrilling tour through the diversity of music!

07.10.2017 | 10.05 am: German public broadcast | Deutschlandfunk | more info

22.09.2017 Public Privacy #ARIA | SÉRIE ROSE | Klangspuren Festival Schwaz


Public Privacy #Aria for sampler, video and electronics is presented within the series „SÉRIE ROSE“ – a program curated by Monika Pasiecznik about new music & erotica. With other works by Laurie Anderson, Juliana Hopkinson, Pierre Jodlowsk, Johannes Kreidler and others.

Piano: Małgorzata Walentynowicz

10:00 pm Treibhaus, Turm, Angerzellgasse 8, Innsbruck
more info

26.09.2017 Public Privacy #ARIA | SÉRIE ROSE | Sacrum Profanum Festival | Kraków (PL)

more Info

18.09 -19.09.2017 Warsaw Autumn

Three pieces are presented by three different ensembles at the International Festival of Contemporary music Warsaw Autumn 2017: shivers on speed for five instruments, Public Privacy #5 Aria for sampler and video and play me back and forth for ensemble, video and electronics. In 2017 the festival celebrates its jubilee 60th edition.

18.09.2017 shivers on speed
Spółdzielnia Muzyczna Ensemble
7:30 pm National Philharmonic Concert Hall

18.09.2017 Public Privacy #5 Aria
Malgorzata Walentynowicz | Serie Rose
10:30 pm IMKA Theatre

19.09.2017 play me back and forth
Decoder Ensemble | Frauke Aulbert (voice)
10:30 pm IMKA Theater

tickets and info

10.09.2017 Yes, Master! | LUX:NM  | Berlin

LUX:NM contemporary music ensemble berlin is performing Yes, Master! in frame of „Kontraklang“ at the Heimathafen Neukölln, Berlin – an evening between performance, installation and music. Other works by Antonis Anissegos, Annesley Black, Jef Chippewa, Sarah Nemtsov, Anthony Tan.

7:00 pm | Heimathafen Neukölln | tickets: 13€/10€|  More info

11.09.2017 shivers on speed

shivers on speed is presented by mdi ensemble with other works by Hanna Eimermacher, Charlotte Seither and Simone Movio.

Via Giulio Vigoni 1, Loveno di Menaggio (CO) | Italy
4:00 pm Villa Vigoni

12 & 13.08.2017 Premiere of SCREEN-SHARING | Rümlingen (CH)

SCREEN-SHARING is a 45-minute performance about the question of being present inbetween the real and the digital world. Six solo pieces from the Public Privacy series and iScreen, YouScream! for instrument, video and electronics are re-writed and staged. With the premiere of „bright no more…“ – Public Privacy #6 for voice, video and electronics you’re welcomed to enter an underworld on the top of the building.

voice: Frauke Aulbert | piano: Malgorzata Walentynowicz | Saxophone: Frank Riedel | trombone: Stephen Menotti
sound direction: Sergej Maingardt | video direction: Andreas Eduardo Frank | music/stage/direction: Brigitta Muntendorf
SATURDAY 12.08.2017: 5:30 pm | 6:45 pm | 8:00 pm Festival Rümlingen
SUNDAY 13.08.2017: 2:30 pm | 3:45 pm | 5:00 pm Festival Rümlingen

12 & 13.08.2017 Premiere of Public Privacy #6: voice – bright no more | Festival Rümlingen (CH)

Public Privacy #6: voice: bright no more is the new piece in the Public Privacy series for solo instrument, video and electronics. Brigitta Muntendorf composed the piece while her stay in Japan, Kyoto, at the Villa Kamogawa and the influence of different impressions and experiences living for three months in a completely different society with different models of public and private, as well as for individuality and community had a deep impact on her artistic access to socio-political themes.

15.07.2017 Wah-Wah | Münchner Kammerspiele

After it’s premiere in autumn 2016 and performances at the Tafelhalle Nuremberg and ZKM Karlsruhe the full-evening performance for dance and music Wah-Wah (2016) is coming back to the Münchner Kammerspiele.

The piece was developed in collaboration with the choreographer Anna Konjetzky – a performance about shared spaces based on democratic and non dissipative systems and the refusal of any hierarchic structure.

15.07.2017 Münchner Kammerspiele
3:00-04:00 p.m. & 9:00-10:00 pm | tickets

14.07.2017 METRO Club Kyoto: NEO3000

In frame of NEO3000, a concert series at Kyoto METRO Club, Brigitta Muntendorf performs a live set with unpublished and experimental songs  including a new version of Public Privacy #Aria. With this concert her 3 months residency at Villa Kamogawa (Goethe Institut) comes to an end.

Other sets by the Japanese DJs TOYOMU, OUTATBERO, isagen(TREKKIE TRAX) & DJ AEONM.

14.07.2017 Kyoto METRO

start: 10 pm | Live-Act: 11 pm

01.07.2017 Artist Talk Villa Kamogawa | Kyoto

At Creators@Kamogawa Brigitta Muntendorf will give some impressions of her work and and share thoughts about composing in rhizomatic settings. In a talk with Akihiro Kubota, a Japanese Media Artist and professor at the Tama Art UniversityFaculty of Art and Design, both artists share ideas about connections, differences and approaches in the working with media based setups.

4. p.m. Goethe Institute Villa Kamogawa | more infos

The talk is in Japanese/German and simultaneous translation into Japanese/German.

22.06.2017 DANCING WITH GOETHE – Live Performance | Metro Club Kyoto

DANCING WITH GOETHE is an interdisciplinary Happening at the famous Metro Club Kyoto with ED2000 (DJ) and the current fellows of the Goethe Institute Villa Kamogawa  Kyoto: Anna Hentschel, Kerem Jehuda Halbrecht, Viviana Kammel, Nika Radic and Brigitta Muntendorf.

Besides electronic music, video projections, Doitsu, turtle games and Berliner Weisse, Brigitta Muntendorf will perform a variation of Public Privacy #Aria in frame of a live set by herself.

22.06.2017 | 8:00 p.m. KYOTO METRO

01.06 & 02.06.2017 shivers on speed | Ensemble Mosaik | Berlin

In frame of a space filling concert installation  Shivers on speed is presented by Ensemble Mosaik at „Heimathafen Neukölln“ in Berlin. The concert is the , the third part of the concert series „commented music“ and includes other works by
Christian Winther Christensen, Ashley Fure,
Niklas Seidl and Martin Schüttler.

1.06.2017 & 02.06.2017
8 pm Heimathafen Neukölln
Ensemble Mosaik | more information


14.05.2017 iScreen, YouScream! at Spor Festival

Closing concert of the Spor Festival in Aarhus / Denmark.

A Social Media Opera.

More informations about iScreen, YouScream! GERMAN | ENGLISH

14.05.2017 | 5 p.m. live Spor Festival | Abne Scene


27.05.2017 MATRIX – beyond nature

Public Privacy #3 Trumpet cover covered by trombone and Public Privacy #1 flute cover are presented by Ensemble Garage at the International week for Contemporary Music Bukarest. The meta medial concert performance of Ensemble Garage includes also works by Oliver Schneller, Simon Steen-Andersen, Niclas Tobaben, Josh Spear, Benjamin Grau and Diana Rotaru.

7.00 pm National University for Music Bukarest, Sala de Opera
Till Künkler (trombone), Liz Hirst (flute)


Selected for a three-months-scholarship by the German Goethe Institut at the Villa Kamogawa in spring/summer 2017. How does the Japanese culture shape Japanese voices in popular music? What tells us the voice about the ideal(s) of womanhood and how could it change its message in different contexts?

Something to explore in Kyoto!


21.04.2017 WAH-WAH | ZKM Karlsruhe


The full-evening performance for dance and music Wah-Wah (2016) is presented at the ZKM Karlsruhe (Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe)!

The piece was developed in collaboration with the choreographer Anna Konjetzky – a performance about shared spaces based on democratic and non dissipative systems and the refusal of any hierarchic structure.

21.04.2017 | 8 p.m. ZKM | duration: 55 min



After the great success of CITY DANCE COLOGNE in september 2016 it’s now the chance to see single parts of the one-day-event again!  According to Anna Halprins idea of the interactions between dance and community the main approach of City Dance is to share dance and music as a collective, democratic process with performers of different artistic genres.  In the frame of tanz nrw 17 three single parts of the community project are presented in Cologne.

3-3:30 p.m. Higher Regional Court Cologne
with Asasello Quartet, Ensemble Garage, jung musicians, Mariana Sadovska, project choir by Rodrigo López Klingenfuss  and Mouvoir.
conductor: Rodrigo López Klingenfuss | music: Brigitta Muntendorf | choreography: Stephanie Thiersch

more informations about – A Fragment am 7.5.17 unter: www.citydance-koeln.de

22.03.2017 Yes, Master | Winnipeg | Canada

lux nm

LUX:NM Winnipeg Festival
8:00 p.m.

19.03.2017 Yes, Master | Edmonton | Canada

LUX:NM | Now hear this! Festival Canada
7:00 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Sanctuary (10037 84 Ave)


04.02.2017 KEY OF PRESENCE | GrauSchumacher Piano Duo | Schönes
Wochenende Festival

Key of Presence is presented by GrauSchumacher at the Festival Schönes Wochenende of the Tonhalle Düsseldorf in cooperation with the SWR Experimentalstudio.

04.02.2017 | 6 p.m. Tonhalle Düsseldorf

more informations and tickets
more informations about the piece


04.02.2017 KEY OF PRESENCE | PIANOGUIDE | De Bijloke Gent


The piano duo PIANOGUIDE with Elisa Medinilla & Frederik Croene curate together with Heloisa Amaral an evening with the newest piano music. Key of Presence is played with lots of first time performances, duo’s, solo’s, trio’s in reality or virtual.

Wannes Gornissen is doing the sound direction!

7-11 p.m. | De Bijloke Gent

more infos & tickets

04.02.2017 PLAY ME BACK AND FORTH | Decoder | Schönes Wochenende Festival


A few hours later PLAY ME BACK AND FORTH is presented at the Tonhalle Düsseldorf by Decoder Ensemble, for which the piece was written in 2015. PLAY ME BACK AND FORTH for Ensemble, electronic and video was composed in collaboration with the German author Michael Ebmeyer.

04.02.2017 | 9:30 p.m. Tonhalle Düsseldorf

more informations and tickets

more informations about the piece

03.02.2017 SAVE THE DATE: PREMIERE OF iScreen, YouScream! | éclat festival Stuttgart

iScreen YouScream Muntendorf

New music theatre! to be #trapped – in the body, in #addiction, #self-optimation, in #projection, in #control, in #uninhabitable worlds of the real-virtual continuum, in the #visibility/invisibility, in the #public/private and and the wish of #redemption!

In collaboration with Vincent Mesnaritsch (stage, conception), Michael Höppner (dramaturgy), Dominik Kleinknecht (sound) and warped type (video). With Mariano Chiacchiarini, Ensemble Garage & Constanze Passin (actress).

more infos 

Trailer „FÜR IMMER GANZ OBEN“ | BR Klassik

von Stefan Brainbauer


CITY DANCE COLOGNE: From sunrise until sunset we have made the city center of Cologne move. We? Stephanie Thiersch (Choreographer, Brigitta Muntendorf, composer, Bettina Buck, visual artist).

Together with more than 500 participating dancers, singers, musicians, artists and amateurs, this 12-hour day full of encounters and perfomances came to a wonderful end at the stations forecourt, facing the cathedral. With an attendant crowd of round about 5000 people, the City Dance transformed this ill-famed site into a giant dance floor and thus our celebrating city has been „lifted from the gravity of everyday life for a moment“. (Christian Bos, KStA)
We want to thank all of our City Dancers, helping hands and supporters, who made this day possible and shaped it with us. Already we are excited to see which marks the City Dance will leave in Cologne.


Documentary film by Lukas Pohl | CINEWERK

More infos about BRONZE BY GOLD

03.12.2016 abschminken | Electronic ID | Ensemble Garage & Departure Cologne

8.30 pm KOMED SAAL Cologne | Werft Festival 2016 by ON NEUE MUSIK KÖLN

A new festival in Cologne! Other pieces by Ole Hübner, Mikołaj Laskowski, Julian Siffert and Jakob Lorenz. At 5:30 Ensemble Garage is playing in the same building intermedia pieces by Damian Dziwis, Benjamin Grau, Steffen Krebber, Jakob Lorenz, Milena Matheus, Vincent Michalke, Marco Momi, Simon Rummel, Hannes Seidl and Niclas Tobaben!

22.10.2016 WAH WAH | Dance Performance | Anna Konjetzky | Munich Kammerspiele | Premiere


Wah-Wah is a full-evening performance for dance and music in collaboration with the choreographer Anna Konjetzky about shared spaces based on democratic and non dissipative systems and the refusal of any hierarchic structure. Wah-Wah is an obersvation space that offers the possibility to raise communities within of a never ending, infecting and euphoric movement. The music forms an independent counterpoint by taking the physical power of the dancers and transforming it into a rich spectrum of vectors forces and associations. Building this parallel world a lot of interviews with the dancers that were token in-between the five months of rehearsing – recordings in states of exhaustion and high-energy after athletic performances, while a process of developing and searching. These interviews are focused on the personalities, used in original form or transformed into music as a source for energy, as doping material.

A production by Anna Konjetzky | DANCE Viviana Defazio, Sahra Huby, Michele Meloni, Quindell Orton, Damiaan Veens, Jascha Viehstädt

22.10.2016 | 8 pm: Munich Kammerspiele
23.10.2016 | 7 pm: Munich / München Kammerspiele
27.10.2016 | 8 pm:  Nuremberg / Nürnberg Tafelhalle
28.10.2016 | 8 pm:  Nuremberg / Nürnberg Tafelhalle

8.10.2016 abschminken | Electronic ID | Berlin


The Cologne-based ensemble Electronic ID presents abschminken in the famous BKA-Theatre in Berlin-Kreuzberg. More pieces by Joanna Bailie, Maximilian Marcoll, Julian Siffert, Ole Hübner, Niclas Tobaben and Malte Giesen.

18.10.2016 | 8:30 pm | BKA Theatre Berlin-Kreuzberg



12.10.2016 PUBLIC PRIVACY #1 FLUTE COVER | Ensemble New Babylon | Berlin


Ensemble New Babylon performs public privacy #1 flute cover in frame of a German-Israeli program. Three concerts will take place in Berlin, Bremen and Hamburg with other pieces by S. Cohen, D. Elaykim, C. Czernowin, A. Ben-Shabetai, M. Quell and B. Bindewald.

8 pm Villa Elisabeth, Invalidenstraße 3

13.10.2016 PUBLIC PRIVACY #1 FLUTE COVER | Ensemble New Babylon | Bremen

8 pm Schwankhalle Bremen

16.10.2016 PUBLIC PRIVACY #1 FLUTE COVER | Ensemble New Babylon | Bremen

8 pm Laeishalle Hamburg

30.09.2016 SHIVERS ON SPEED | Festival Musica Strasbourg | PHACE


Shivers on speed has it’s french premiere, played by PHACE at the Festival Musica in Strasbourg and conducted by Joseph Trafton. The Austrian ensemble PHACE is one of the most innovative and versatile Austrian ensembles for new music. Alongside the focus on classical contemporary chamber music, the artistic range reaches from music theatre productions all the way to multidisciplinary projects comprising dance, theatre, performance, electronics, video, DJs, turntablists, installation art and many more. The ensemble has commissioned and premiered more than 200 compositions thus far.

Next to shivers on speed the program of PHACE includes other pieces by Francesco Filidei (Finito ogni gesto), Michael Jarrell (Verästelungen) and Bernhard Lang (DW 24 “Loops for Al Jourgensen” )

6:30 pm Festival Musica Strasbourg



23.09.2016 KEY OF PRESENCE | Warschauer Herbst


KEY OF PRESENCE erlebt seine zweite Aufführung beim Warschauer Herbst 2016 in Zusammenarbeit mit dem SWR Experimentalstudio. Das Piano Duo GrauSchaumacher präsentiert das monumentale Stück für zwei Klaviere, Tape und Live-Elektronik in der Fryderyk Chopin Universität für Musik.

Key of presence is presented by  Warsaw Autumn 2016 in collaboration with the SWR Experimentalstudio. The piano Dup Grau Schumacher play the monumental piece for two pianos, tape and live-electronic at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music.

23.09.2016 | 22:30 Fryderyk Chopin University of Music | Warsaw autumn
ensemble: GrauSchumacher Piano Duo
sound engineer: Thomas Hummel



20.09.2016 Public Privacy #Leap in the dark | Unerhörte Musik | Berlin


Nico Couck präsentiert das für ihn komponierte #Leap in the dark aus der Reihe Public Privacy im BKA Theater in Berlin im Rahmen der Reihe Unerhörte Musik.

„Ein System von Vernetzungen entsteht zwischen dem Instrument und seinem Spieler. Die Interaktion und der Rollentausch zwischen beiden Elementen bestimmen das Konzert. Ist der Körper die Erweiterung (der verlängerte Arm) des Instruments oder sein Manipulator, oder ganz einfach beides?“

Weitere Stücke von Katherine Young, Dan Tramte, Trevor Baca und Oscar Bianchi
20:30h BKA Theater Berlin

17.09.2016 abschminken | electronic ID | Köln

Brigitta Muntendorf: abschminken

Das neue Kölner Ensemble electronic ID für intermediale Musik präsentiert abschminken (Video: Jürgen Palmer) am 17. September im Rahmen der Kölner Musiknacht im Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum in Köln.

Weitere Werke von Maximilian Marcoll, Joanna Bailie und Sergej Maingardt.

18.00h Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum Köln

künstlerische Leitung: Felix Knoblauch & Ole Hübner

electronic ID

11.09.2016 IN SYNC | Gaudeamus Muziekweek


„NOOM is an amateur ensemble, recently set up by Insomnio. On the last afternoon of the festival they play a free concert in the Festival Hub. IN SYNC was written by one of the young heroines of the German contemporary music scene, Brigitta Muntendorf, who entered the public eye with music-theatrical works and an extensive use of mixed media. IN SYNC will give NOOM ample opportunity to show its mettle; the work requires an exact synchronization of the physical movements of the musicians. As the strings bow from left to right they should in sync with the percussionists on either side and with the slide of the trombonist as it moves backwards and forwards. Meanwhile, the bassoonists step sideways and the trumpet players mute their instruments with choreographed hand movements. Regardless of the visual synchronisation the resulting sound is blurred as the composition explores the device, “the same, but different”

1:45 pm | Tivoli Vredenburg festival hub | Utrecht


City Dance Köln

Der City Dance Köln ist ein 12-stündiger gemeinsamer Spaziergang mit über 300 professionellen und nicht-professionellen Tänzer*innen und Musiker*innen, Orchestern, Chören und Kölner Bürger*innen. Gemeinsam wollen wir die unterschiedlichsten Orte der Stadt – geschichtsträchtige Orte, Nicht-Orte und verborgene Orte – erkunden.
Das künstlerische Kollektiv um den City Dance besteht aus Stephanie Thiersch (künstlerische Leitung, Choreographie), Brigitta Muntendorf (musikalische Leitung, Komposition) und Bettina Buck (bildende Kunst). Gemeinsam entwerfen die drei Künstlerinnen  eine ganztägige Utopie für Köln, die auch nach dem Tag selbst in der Stadt spürbar bleiben soll: Denn als Community Projekt möchten wir dazu einladen, sich einzubringen, zu beobachten, uns zu begleiten und mit uns diesen Tag zu gestalten!

Das professionelle Kernteam besteht aus der Tanzkompanie Mouvoir, dem Asasello Quartett und dem Ensemble Garage. Das komplette Programm und die Inhalte vom Rheinpark bis zum Finale auf dem Bahnhofsvorplatz findet ihr hier und Infos zur Musik gibt’s hier.

25.06.2016-24.07.2016 video installation „Die Klavierspielerin – voices I’ve heard“ | Festspiele Europäische Wochen Passau | Vernissage

voices I've heard | Videoinstallation Muntendorf, Walentynowicz

Videoinstallation for four surveillance monitors and video.

Die Klavierspielerin -voices I’ve heard (video installation)
Duration: 5 min, loop
protagonist: Malgorzata Walentynowicz

a video installation referring to the piece „voices I’ve heard“
25.06.16: vernissage 5 pm | premiere
25.06-24.07.2016 Museum moderner Kunst Wörlen


04.07.2016 shivers on speed | Ensemble Mosaik Berlin


shivers on speed is presented by Ensemble Mosaik & Enno Poppe in frame of the concert series „Kommentierte Musik“ („music with comments“) with other works by Christian Winther Christensen, Ashley Fure, Niklas Seidl and Martin Schüttler.

In the Kommentierte Musik project series, ensemble mosaik continues its research into the possibilities inherent in new concert formats.  Kommentierte Musik is a continuation and further development of project concepts in which artists from other genres are invited to realize their artistic perspective on selected works in an exchange with the ensemble’s musicians.

Heimathafen Neukölln | Berlin
04.05.2016 at 8 pm
ensemble Mosaik | Enno Poppe – conductor | Albrecht Hirche – actor | Thomas Fiedler (Kommando Himmelfahrt) | Bettina Junge – artistic director

18.06.2016 & 24.06.2016 BRONZE BY GOLD



Ensemble Garage and Klang21 transferred the pocket opera festival Salzburg to Deutschlandfunk Cologne, Theatre Solingen and Theater im Revier Gelsenkirchen!


7.30 p.m. Theater Solingen
with other pocket operas of Ann Cleare, Wen Liu and Sarah Nemtsov


7.30 pm Theater im Revier Gelsenkirchen
with other pieces by Manos Tsangaris, Elena Rykova, Raphael Cendo and a pocket opera by Sarah Nemtsov
director: Thierry Bruehl


01.06.2016 FÜR IMMER GANZ OBEN  | Biennale Munic


Music theatre after David Foster Wallace
Müllersches Volksbad
Performer: Münchner Knabenchor | Sachiko Hara (synthesizer), Johannes Öllinger (e-guitar), Hans-Henning Ginzel (cello), Thomas Hastreiter (percussion)
director: Abdullah Kenan Karaca
stage: Vincent Mesnaritsch
costumes: Sita Messer
performances: 01.06 premiere | 02.06 | 03.06 |04.06 | 05.06

more infos

22.05.2016 BRONZE BY GOLD


semi-staged version of the pocket opera „BRONZE BY GOLD“ with Ensemble Garage e.V.
7 p.m. Kammermusiksaal of Deutschlandfunk Cologne
director: Thierry Bruehl
conductor: Mariano Chiacchiarini

Ensemble Garage, children’s choir of the Musikschule Solingen
actors: Thomas Hupfer / Klaus Nicola Holderbaum


30.04.2016 PLAY ME BACK AND FORTH | Hamburg

Brigitta Muntendorf | Decoder Ensemble | Kunsthalle Hamburg

for ensemble, voice, video and tape

30.04-2016 | 9 pm | Kunsthalle Hamburg
Neueröffnung | Vernissage
Decoder Ensemble

Soloist: Frauke Aulbert
more pieces by Andrej Koroliov, Leopolt Hurt,  Matthew Shlomowitz and Alexander Schubert


22.04-24.04.2016 Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik

Muntendorf | Bismarck | Public Privacy

Aktionsraum mit vier Solomusikern & mixed media

Performerin: Sonja Horlacher

Performerin: Malgorzata Walentynowicz

PUBLIC PRIVACY #3.1 Trumpet Cover covered by Trombone
Performer: Till Künkler

PUBLIC PRIVACY #4 Leap in the dark for e-guitar
Performer: Nico Couck

PUBLIC PRIVACY #ARIA for Sampler (premiere)
Performerin: Malgorzata Walentynowicz


22.04-24.04: Glaspavillon Witten

PUBLIC PRIVACY #shift_ctrl (premiere) |
audiovisuelle Überwachungsskulptur mit live pop-ups von Brigitta Muntendorf & Thomas Bismarck
22.04-24.04: Rathausturm Witten

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03.04.2016 His Master’s choice | broadcast

His masters choice muntendorf

„Wird die virtuelle Realität den Körper endgültig vom Geist trennen? Und wie überwindet man die ästhetischen und ideologischen Gräben, die klassische Musik und Pop noch immer trennen? Das sind Fragen, denen sich die junge Komponistin Brigitta Muntendorf in ihren eigenen Arbeiten stellt. Mögliche Antworten findet sie aber auch in der Musik ihrer Kolleginnen und Kollegen, das verraten ihre Hörvorschläge für unsere Reihe „His Master’s Choice“, in der die Schülerin von Younghi Pagh-Paan und Gründerin des Ensembles Garage als Gastmoderatorin auftritt.“

23:05-00:00h WDR3 | mehr Infos


25.02.2016 YES, MASTER | Chigago Frequency Festival


„This program, in its explorations of movement, bodies, sampling, and performance relationships, critiques and reflects on social and political structures and their musical implications. David Alan Broome’s critiques of capitalism in “Drink,” Brigitta Muntendorf’s critiques of hierarchies in “Yes, Master,” and Jennifer Walshe’s critiques of classical instrumental performance in “Wash Me Whiter Than Snow” will all contribute to a politically potent and musically engaging performance.“ (mocreb)

8:30 pm Chicago Frequency Festival

mocrep ensemble

15.02.2016 Public Privacy #4 Leap in the dark | Helsinki

Tulkinnanvaraista, Helsinki | Performer: Nico Couck

15.02.2016 hin und weg | Luzern

for voice and cello
Angelika Luz (voice) and Erik Borgir (cello)
7 p.m. MaiHof Luzern | Academy for contemporary music

05.02.2016 Public Privacy #1 Flute Cover | Kuala Lumpur

08:30 p.m. UiTM Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Performer: Daniel Agi

02.02.2016 Public Privacy #1 Flute Cover | Singapore

07:30 p.m. YSTCM Singapore | Performer: Daniel Agi

26.01.2016 Shivers on Speed | PHACE | Vienna

for five instruments
7:30 p.m. Wiener Konzerthaus | Berio Saal

17.12.2015 PUBLIC PRIVACY #2 Piano Cover | Mark Knoop | London Contemporary Music Festival


Mark Knoop plays Public Privacy #2 Piano Cover
other pieces by Milton Babbitt, Jakob TV, Neele Hülcker, Jennifer Walshe, Felicita, James Ferraro
7 pm |  London Contemporary Music Festival
get tickets here

Some call it Post-Internet Art. Others the New Aesthetic. Whatever the name, there’s no doubt that the internet has scrambled the way we think, see and listen. Yet if art has placed this new paradigm at its heart, we are only now beginning to distil what it means for musical composition. READ MORE


28.11.2015 shivers on speed | University of the Arts Bremen | Ensemble New Babylon



portrait concert of Younghi Pagh-Paan with pieces of her students Brigitta Muntendorf and Elnaz Seyedi.
nov 28th | 8 pm | concert hall of the Univeristy of Arts Bremen
free entry | about ensemble new babylon



22.11.2015 PLAY ME back and forth | GREATEST HITS Kampnagel Hamburg | DECODER



6 pm.  Kampnagel Hamburg
With other pieces by Neele Hülcker, Leopold Hurt, Andrej Koroliov,  and Alexander Schubert.
19.-21.11.2015 | tickets:
festival pass 59 euro (concession 35 euro)
daily pass [So] 22.11.: 35 euro (concession 25 euro)


12.11.2015 premiere of PLAY ME back and forth | Berghain Berlin | Decoder Ensemble


new piece for voice, clarinet, e-zither, cello, synthesizer, percussion and video.
with a text by Michael Ebmeyer
8 p.m. Berghain Berlin
Decoder Ensemble


12.11.2015 Public Privacy #2 Piano Cover | Public Privacy #3 trumpet covered by trombone | Ensemble Garage | TRIPCLUBBING Köln


Stadtgarten Köln | Ensemble Garage plays SOUND AND IMAGE |

Public Privacy #2 piano cover (Malgorzata Walentynowicz)
Public Privacy #3 trumpet cover covered by trombone (Till Künkler)

more works of Petros Leivadas, Sergej Maingardt, Simon Steen-Andersen and another premiere by Marko Nikodijevic. Read more about the concept of SOUND AND IMAGE: more infos

08.11.2015 Public Privacy #4 Leap in the Dark | Stuttgart


AAA—AAA spielt (un)zeitgenössische Musik

Public Privacy #4 Leap in the dark performed by  Timm Roller
7 p.m. Kunstverein Kultur am Kelterberg
with other pieces by Jesse Broekman, Michael Maierhof, Helmut Oehring and J.S. Bach



10.10.2015 Public Privacy #1-3 | premiere of trumpet cover covered by trombone | ZKM Karlsruhe


Public Privacy #1 flute cover (Liz Hirst)
Public Privacy #2 piano cover (Malgorzata Walentynowicz)
Public Privacy #3 trumpet cover covered by trombone (Till Künkler)

Ensemble Garage: SOUND and IMAGE | more works of Jagoda Szmytka, Michael Beil, Sergej Maingardt, premiere by Marko Nikodijevic | more infos

24.09 | 25.09 | 29.09.2015 BRONZE BY GOLD


INTERVIEW zum aktuellen Taschenoperfestival

für Sopran und Ensemble, Knabenchor, zwei Schauspieler, Zuspielung, Live-Elektronik und Video.

jeweils 19.30 Uhr, ARGE KULTUR SALZBURG
vergangene Vorstellungen am 16. / 17. / 18. September 2015
Beginn jeweils um 19.30 Uhr
Regie: Thierry Bruehl | Ensemble: ÖENM | Dirigent: Juan Garcia Rodriguez | Sopranistin: Annika Boos | Salzburger Festspiel-Kinderchor |Schauspieler: Nicola Holderbaum & Thomas Hupfer

Des Weiteren: Rinn von Ann Cleare / Thierry Bruehl, UA | The End of the Song von Wen Liu  / Ernst M. Binder, UA | Defekt von Sarah Nemtsov / Kristof Georgen, UA | Missing Jagoda / frei nach James Joyce

Kartenbestellung und Infos: www.klang21.com

05.09.2015 Shivers on speed | Ensemble Garage | Kwadrofonik Festival Warschau

Beim ersten Festival des polnischen Ensembles Kwadrofonik präsentiert das shivers on speed im Rahmen des Konzertexperiments SOUND AND IMAGE mit Werken von Michael Beil, Ole Hübner, Vladimir Gorlinsky, Oxana Omelchuk und Sergej Maingardt.
05.09.2015 um 20:00h Polnisches Radio | Lutowslawski Saal

25.07.2015 Tag der Performance (UA)


14:00-22:00h FREE PLAY beim Tag der Performance in Bamberg (UA), Skulpturenpark Bernd Wagenhäuser.

Videomitschnitt der Performance ist jetzt online!

Ist free play ein Spiel? Welche Fragen dürfen wir stellen, welche Konventionen sind geschrieben? free play lässt Performer agieren, lässt sie aber nicht sprechen. free play ist nicht menschlicher Natur und spielt mit Fragen zu Freiheit und Individualität. free play kennt keine Konventionen, keine Haltung, keine Polarisierung. free play ist einfach da, in den Köpfen, in den Körpern. free play spielen wir alle, ohne es zu merken.

10.07.2015 Public Privacy #4 Leap in the dark

21:00h Musikhochschule Stuttgart
Interpret: Timm Roller

Brigitta Muntendorf Shivers on speed
20.06.2015 shivers on speed

18:30h Palazzo Ricci, Montepulciano | Studierende der HfMT Köln

24.06.2015 shivers on speed

20:00h Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln
Kammermusiksaal | Studierende der HfMT Köln

25.06.2015 Porträtkonzert

Universität Siegen
shivers on speed | public privacy #1 flute cover | public privacy #2 piano cover
sowie Werke von Martin Herchenröder und Stefan Weyel
Ensemble Garage

29. Mai 2015 „Missing T“ beim Klang Festival Kopenhagen


Zur Eröffnung des KLANG Festivals Kopenhagen spielt Athelas Sinfonietta Kopenhagen am 29. Mai „Missing T“ für großes Ensemble unter der Leitung von Pierre-André Valade.

KLANG ist ein internationales Festival, das auch in diesem Jahr wieder viele junge Komponisten/innen auf dem Programm stehen hat und nach Möglichkeiten gegenwärtiger Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten sucht. Mit im Eröffnungskonzert sind Stücke von Ole Buck, Matthew Shlomowitz, Simone Movio, Jens Peter Müller, Stefan Prinz und Nicolai Worsaae.

20:00h Theater Republique Kopenhagen

Neue Publikation in „Zurück in die Gegenwart. Weltbezüge Neuer Musik“

Zurück in die Gegenwart | INMM | Muntendorf

Im aktuellen Band des Instituts für Neue Musik und Musikerziehung der 68. Jahrestagung ist mein Artikel  „Anleitung zur künstlerischen Arbeit mit der Gegenwart“ erschienen. Der Artikel setzt sich kritisch mit gegenwärtigen und vermeintlich gegenwärtigen Kommunikations- und Denkmodellen in der Neuen Musik auseinander und analysiert dabei die Kräfte, die zwischen der Inkonsistent der Gegenwart, dem Künstler-Image und dem Kompositionsprozess wirken. Dabei wird ebenso die Bedeutung im Umgang mit verifizierten und gegenwärtigen, nicht verifizierten Quellen untersucht, wie auch der Umgang mit der Beharrlichkeit alter Gepflogenheiten wie Klang=Content oder die zum guten Ton gehörende Missachtung des Publikums. Welches Image, welche Skills veranschlagt gegenwärtiges Komponieren und welche sind guten Gewissens entbehrlich?

Der von Jörn-Peter Hiekel herausgegebene Band 55 mit weiteren Beiträgen von Patrick Frank, Rainer Nonnenmann, Hannes Seidl, Barbara Balba Weber, Raoul Mörchen, Jörn Peter Heikel u.a. kann für 34,95 € direkt via Email (inmm [ at ] neue-musik.org) oder bei Schott bestellt werden.

26.04 – 14.06.2015 LIVING THESIS

16.04.2014 um 11:30h Eröffnung der audiovisuellen Installation 
Nürnberg | St. Lorenzkirche
mit Javier Salinas (Schriftsteller) und Thomas Bismarck (Bildhauer)
mehr Infos zu Living Thesis

Key of Presence – Video der Uraufführung jetzt online!

Key of Presence | Brigitta Muntendorf

Der Mitschnitt der Uraufführung von KEY OF PRESENCE für zwei Klaviere, Tape und Live-Elektronik von der Uraufführung am 07.02.2015 beim eclat Festival Stuttgart ist nun ganz frisch online.

Das Stück entstand für GrauSchumacher Piano Duo in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Experimentalstudio Freiburg.

Hier geht’s zum Video und zu weiteren Infos




08.04.2015 CHEZ ON (Achtung, Datum geändert)


Vortrag über das Projekt Public Privacy #City und weitere Projekte wie JUMP FOR COMPASSION oder das Klavierduo The key of presence. Diese Projekte sind alle während meines Aufenthaltes in der Villa Concordia in Bamberg entstanden. Eine Zeit, in der ich mich sehr stark mit der Stadt, ihren Künstlern und künstlerischen Aktionen im Dasein gesellschaftspolitischer Themen in der Stadt auseinandergesetzt habe.
Dienstag, 08. April 2014 | ON Neue Musik Köln | Weyerstr. 68 | 50676 Köln
19:00h | Eintritt frei


10.04.2015 Public Privacy #4 leap in the dark


19:00h University of California | Berkeley
Center for New Music and Audio Technologies
Performer: Nico Couck

13.04.2015 Public Privacy #4 leap in the dark

19:00h University of North Texas | Denton
Performer: Nico Couck

15.04.2015 Public Privacy #4 leap in the dark


19:00h Carlsbad Music Guild | Carlsbad
Performer: Nico Couck

16.04.2015 Public Privacy #4 leap in the dark

19:00h Department of Music | San Diego
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall
Performer: Nico Couck


02.04.2015 Public Privacy #4 leap in the dark (UA)

für E-Gitarre solo, video und Zuspielung
ChampdAction/Studio | deSingel, Antwerp (BE)
Nico Couck

21.03.2015 PULSARE | Sendung

Sendung des Konzertmitschnitts vom 07.12.15.
Die Soundarchitektin Cio D’Or und die Komponistin Brigitta Muntendorf kreierten in PULSA:RE gemeinsam mit dem Ensemble Garage eine Synthese aus zwei unterschiedlichen, musikalisch experimentellen Stilrichtungen. Das 50minütige Set wird in ganzer Länge gesendet.

14.03.2015 Rundumschlag (2012) | oh ton-ensemble


19:30h Rathaus Ganderkersee
Mühlenstr. 2-4
Kompositionsauftrag der Stadt Oldenburg 2012 für das oh ton-ensemble. Karin de Fleyt – Flöte | Mark Lorenz Kysela – Saxophon | Steffen Ahrens – Gitarre | Thomas Hell – Klavier | Michael Pattmann – Schlagzeug | Marie Schmit – Violoncello

Weitere Werke von Johannes Kreidler, Eckart Beinke,Hans-Joachim Hespos, Michael Maierhof u.a.

08.03.2015 Public Privacy #City Abschlussaktion

Am Sonntag, den 08. März fand in der Bamberger Innenstadt die letzte Aktion des Stadtprojektes PUBLIC PRIVACY #CITY statt. Die von dem Bildhauer Thomas Bismarck installierten 25 Kameras auf dem zentralen Platz in der Fußgängerzone wurden innerhalb kürzester Zeit deinstalliert. Weitere Infos zum gesamten Projekt unter www.post-privacy.de

28.02.2015 Bamberger Kurzfilmtage | ISLANDS OF LIGHT


Anlässlich der Präsentation aller prämierten Filme und anschließender Preisverleihung der Bamberger Kurzfilmtage im Luli Kino Bamberg präsentieren Brigitta Muntendorf und Javier Salinas die 15 minütige Performance „Islands of Light“ für zwei Leuchttrommeln, verstärkten Sound , Video und Tape aus der gleichnamigen audiovisuellen Performance-Show.

Karten können unter www.bambergerkurzflimtage.de online reserviert werden.

Samstag, 28. Februar 2015
20:30h im Luli Kino
Luitpoldstraße 17

07.02.2015 Eclat Festival Stuttgart THE KEY OF PRESENCE (UA)


 Im Rahmen des Eclat Festivals wird das Piano Duo Grau Schumacher am 07.02.15 in Stuttgart The key of presence für zwei Klaviere, Live-Elektronik und Zuspielung uraufführen. Die Idee von key of presence  ist ein auditiver Fingerabdruck der Vergänglichkeit, eine Drehtür zu einer Gegenwart, in der tagtäglich neue Begegnungen, Vergangenes, Gegenwärtiges und Zukünftiges ein- und ausgeschleust werden und das Gegenwärtige in Gestalt der Vergänglichkeit seine Kreise zieht. Ein Kontinuums des Erneuerns, das auch das zugrunde liegende Gedicht „Something is coming my friend“ des spanischen Schriftstellers Javier Salinas prägt.


05.02.2015 PUBLIC PRIVACY #2 Piano Cover / piano possible

Am 5. Februar 2015 präsentiert piano possible das erste von zwei audiovisuellen und multimedialen Konzerten (VISUAL I & II) um 20.30 Uhr im Münchner i-camp in dessen Rahmen auch Public Privacy #2 Piano Cover aufgeführt wird.

Weitere Werke von Luis Antunes Pena, Riccardo Nova, Michael Gordon – und besonders schön: piano possible führt auch Michael Beils Blackjack auf, das endlich ein weiteres Mal Im Konzertsaal erklingt!

i-camp | Entenbachstrasse 37 | München





26.01.15 Mediale Unschärferelation (SWR 2, Jetzt Musik)

Brigitta Muntendorf Musik und Unschärfe

Strategien der Produktion von Musik durch technische Reproduktion ihrer selbst

Am 26.01.15 um 23:03-24:00 Uhr wird auf SWR2, JetztMusik, Rainer Nonnenmanns Radiosendung über Unschärferelationen Reproduktionsmechanismen im heutigen Musikschaffen in Bezug auf die letzten 50 Jahre gesendet. Zu hören sind Werke und Gedankenansätze verschiedener Komponisten/innen der heute mittleren und jüngsten Komponistengeneration wie Jörg Mainka, Harald Muenz, Michael Beil und mir, die sich mit der Allgegenwart neuer Reproduktionstechnologien auseinandersetzen, „indem sie mittels sich selbst reproduzierender Stücke den medialen Verwertungszusammenhang von Musik problematisieren.“

Radiosendung von Rainer Nonnenmann  | Redaktion: Bernd Künzig

31.12.14 – 11.01.2015 JUMP FOR COMPASSION

Jump for compassion

Vom 31.12.14 bis zum 11.01.2015 findet jeden Morgen um 09:30h im Bamberger Hainpark an der Regnitz die Aktion „JUMP FOR COMPASSION“ statt. Der  tägliche „Sprung ins kalte Wasser“ ist eine symbolische Handlung als Zeichen für Mitgefühl für die Flüchtlinge in der Bamberger Umgebung und in ganz Deutschland, die hier wahrhaftig ins kalte Wasser springen und ein ganz neues Leben beginnen müssen, ohne zu wissen, auf welche Perspektiven sie hoffen können. In einer Gesellschaft, in der Mitgefühl die Handlungsgrundlage wäre, wäre Pegida nicht möglich und würden Menschen in Not mit Selbstverständlichkeit aufgenommen werden.

Und die Tatsache, dass ich hier den Konjunktiv benutzen muss hat mich dazu bewegt, die Aktion zu starten und über die sozialen Netzwerke viele Mitspringer zu gewinnen. Mehr Infos und Pressereviews.


07.12.2014 PULSA:RE


Am 07. Dezember erlebt PULSA:RE im Rahmen der Reihe Frau Musica (nova) um 20:00h seine Premiere im Kammermusiksaal des Deutschlandfunks Köln. Die Soundarchitektin Cio D’Or und die Komponistin Brigitta Muntendorf kreieren in PULSA:RE gemeinsam mit dem Ensemble Garage eine Synthese aus zwei unterschiedlichen, musikalisch experimentellen Stilrichtungen. Während Cio D’Ors Musik die Grenzbereiche zwischen experimenteller Tanzmusik mit cinematischen Elementen auslotet, forscht die Komponistin Brigitta Muntendorf an experimentellen und elektronisch erweiterten Instrumentationen und multimedialen Setups klassischer Instrumentalensembles. Die renommierte Choreografin und Raum-Poetin Claudia Lichtblau interpretiert zusammen mit dem Tänzer Matthias Hartmann in einer raumbezogenen Performance stereotypischer Clubgänger und Nachtschwärmer und agieren wie sensorische Motoren neben den Musikern. PULSA:RE ist eine Hommage an die Metamorphose, an Bewegung und an die Freiheit von Musik- und Musikschaffen.


Brigitta Muntendorf Performance Vernissage Bernd Wagenhäuser

Musikalische Performance anlässlich der Ausstellungseröffnung von Bernd Wagenhäuser
19:00h Atelier Wagenhäuser Bamberg

Brigitta Muntendorf kreiert zusammen mit dem Bildhauer Thomas Bismarck und dem Schriftsteller Javier Salinas eine musikalische Performance anlässlich der Ausstellungseröffnung Bernd Wagenhäusers. Verschiedene Metalle, Eisen und Aluminium sind die Materialien, mit denen Bernd Wagenhäuser arbeitet. Am 21.11. werden die Objekte zum Klingen gebracht und in einer audiovisuellen Performance in Schwingung versetzt – Metall wird zum Organismus und das motorbetriebene Konstrukt „Medusahelm“ erlebt seine Premiere.


PULSA:RE  |Brigitta Muntendorf und CIO D’OR – Live-Set mit Ensemble Garage
Zusammen mit der Soundarchitektin Cio D’or entwickelt Brigitta Muntendorf ein Set zwischen Technokultur und extended Techniques, zwischen Tanzbarem und Schrilligem – im Rahmen der Reihe Frau Musica Nova um 19:30h im Deutschlandfunk Köln.



Eine audiovisuelle Performance über Wort und Klang

ISLANDS OF LIGHT erlebt am 4. November um 19:00h im Rahmen des Präsentationsabends des spanischen Schriftstellers Javier Salinas in der Villa Concordia Bamberg seine Premiere. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Komponistin Brigitta Muntendorf loten die beiden aktuellen Stipendiaten auf Basis verschiedeneren Texte Salinas die Verbindungen und Ursprünge von Wort, Klang, Schrift und Bild aus.

In der audiovisuellen Performance kommen Videos, Leuchttrommeln, Tischtennisbälle, ein elektronisch präparierter Flügel und präparierte Stimmen zum Einsatz, wobei Javier Salinas und Brigitta Muntendorf selbst in verschiedenen Rollen agieren. Das 45 minütige intermediale Set ist eine Vision darüber, wie zeitgenössische Lesungen heute aussehen könnten…

23.10.2014 PUBLIC PRIVACY #CITY #Bamberg


Im Zuge meines neuen Projektes PUBLIC PRIVACY #CITY, das am 23.10.2014 in der Bamberger Innenstadt starten wird, habe ich einen neuen Blog aufgebaut, der einerseits die Aktion dokumentiert, andererseits eine Plattform und Sammlung für und von Werken ist, die sich im Bereich Musik, Performance und Installation mit den Themenfeldern Post Privacy und Public Privacy auseinandersetzen.

Viel Spaß beim surfen: www.post-privacy.de



17. Oktober 2014 Gent: Wer zum Teufel ist Gerty?

Experimentelles Musiktheater

Am 17. Oktober 2014 führt das Ensemble Garage in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Regisseur Thierry Bruehl die Taschenoper „Wer zum Teufel ist Gerty?“ im De Bijloke in Gent auf. Konstanze Passin und Thomas Hupfer (Schauspiel) sowie Katharina Schwarz und Fabian Hemmelmann (Gesang) spielen als Gäste mit dem Ensemble Garage.

Daneben wird auch die Taschenoper „Wie jetzt“ von Michael Beil, sowie dessen Brannng! (mit dem Counter-Tenor Daniel Gloger) aufgeführt werden sowie Werke von Simon Steen-Andersen, Raphael Cendo, Manos Tsangaris und Enno Poppe, es dirigiert Mariano Chiacchiarini.

Durch den Abend zwischen Musiktheater, Performance und multimedialen Setups führt die Dramaturgie der Gesamtregie von Thierry Bruehl.

17. Oktober 2014 CD RELEASE It may be all an illusion


Am 17. Oktober 2014 erscheint im Rahmen des Förderpreises der Ernst von Siemens Stiftung Brigitta Muntendorfs neue CD It may be all an illusion bei col legno. Die CD enthält verschiedene Werke von 2009-2013 und wird durch ein Online-Portal ergänzt.

Als Interpreten sind Ensemble Modern und die IEMA, Ensemble Garage und Calefax zu hören.

Im Zuge der CD werden kurze Zeit später auch Videos von Public Privacy #1 & #2, abschminken, Überhall und der neuen Taschenoper Endlich Opfer online gestellt werden, die unter der Regie von Johannes List entstanden sind.

Vorab kann man hier in die CD reinhören.



Schon vorbei:

02.10.2014 Radiosendung Bayrischer Rundfunk

Radiosendung zum Thema „Schöne Neue Musik?“ um 21.05 Uhr bis 22 Uhr live aus dem Studio 4 des Bayerischen Rundfunks auf BR-KLASSIK der Sendung „taktlos“. Interview und Gespräch mit Brigitta Muntendorf, Moritz Eggert, Wilfried Hiller und Thomas Larcher. Es moderiert Theo Geißler.

10. August 2014 Berlin: PUBLIC PRIVACY #3 Trumpet Cover (UA)

Public Privacy 3 Trumpet Cover

Am 10. August um 16.00h wird im Rahmen des COMPOSER SLAM der Jungen Deutschen Philharmonie Public Privacy #3 – Trumpet Cover uraufgeführt. Der COMPOSER SLAM ist Teil des FREISPIEL Festivals und gleicht dem Format des bekannten Poetry Salms – die Stücke werden aufgeführt und das Publikum entscheidet! Weitere Uraufführungen von Marko Nikodijevic, Klaus Oswald, Aziza Sadikova und Benjamin Scheuer.

10. August um 16:00 Uhr Admiralspalast Berlin
Weitere Infos zum Konzert gibt’s hier.

08. August 2014 Darmstädter Ferienkurse

muntendorf_ in sync


Bei den Darmstädter Ferienkursen wird IN SYNC von drei Jungendensembles unter der Leitung von Peter Veale aufgeführt. Es spielen chiffren,Studio musikFabrik und ACME – ein Ensemble, das aus jungen Musikern aus Singapur, Malaysia, Indonesien und Thailand besteht.

16:00 Uhr in der Sporthalle der Lichtenbergschule.
Weitere Stücke von Rihm, Mochizuki, Birtwistle und Kurtág. Mehr Infos


24. Juli -04. August 2014 Santiago de Chile

Internationales Komponistentreffen in Santiago de Chile. Vortrag über multimediales Komponieren und Social Composing, Workshop mit Studierenden und Aufführung von der Performance YES, MASTER durch Studierende, sowie von shivers on speed durch Taller de Música Contemporánea. Mehr Infos

17. August 2014 Frankfurt PUBLIC PRIVACY #3 Trumpet Cover

Und gleich nochmal am 17. August 2014 um 11 Uhr im Städel Frankfurt. Es dirigiert Vimbay Kaziboni, der übrigens in Endlich Opfer als Dirigent im Video agiert hat.

27. – 28. Juni 2014 BAD TRIP FESTIVAL KÖLN


Vom 27. bis 28. Juni 2014 findet im raum13 Deutzer Zentralwerk der Schönen Künste das von der Kölner Gesellschaft für Neue Musik initiierte BAD TRIP Festival statt, für das Brigitta Muntendorf die künstlerische Leitung übernommen hat.

BAD TRIP! ist ein neues Festival an der Schnittstelle von Neuer Musik und Tanz, das internationale und in NRW arbeitende Tanzkompanien mit Ensembles für Neue Musik aus Köln zusammen bringt.

In den TRIPS #1-4 werden unterschiedlichste Kollaborationsprojekte mit u.a. Claudia Lichtblau, Tra I Tempi, Ensemble Garage, der französischen Tanzformation LEDA samt Choreographin Maud le Pladec, Tom Pauwels, hand werk sowie mit Studierenden und international agierenden Tänzern und Musikern im Rahmen der Plattform für Nachwuchskünstler den gesamten raum13 für zwei Tage beschallen – Video, Musik, Elektronik, Installation, Tanz, Performance, TRIP.

Das Festival umkreist das Werk und Denken Fausto Romitellis, der mit seiner radikalen Musik  den Einzug der Industrial-Art in die Neue Musik eingeläutet hat. Im Zentrum steht dabei eine choreographierte Aufführung seines abendfüllendes Werkes Professor Bad Trip mit Ensemble Garage und dem französischen Tanzensemble LÈDA. Programm

14. – 15. Juni 2014 Warschau

hello body | Brigitta Muntendorf

Am 14-15. Juni 2914 wird beim INSTALAKCJE  Festival in Warschau die in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Videokünstler Jürgen Palmer und der Schauspielerin Nicola Gründel entstandene Videoinstallation hello body! gezeigt.

Nowy Teatr
ul. Madalińskiego 10/16
02-513 Warschau

mehr Infos zum Festival (Trailer)

16. Juni 2014 Villa Concordia Bamberg


Am 16. Juni um 19:00h findet im Konzertsaal der Villa Concordia eine öffentliche Werkpräsentation statt – die Blickrichtung geht hin zum experimentellen Musiktheater, wobei auch Ausschnitte aus „Endlich Opfer“ und „Wer zum Teufel ist Gerty“ gezeigt werden, bis hin zum SOCIAL COMPOSING und zu Möglichkeiten, wie Neue Musik heute in der Gesellschaft wirken kann.

In diesem Rahmen wird auch Public Privacy #1 Flute Cover aufgeführt, es spielt der Flötist Daniel Agi.

Villa Concordia, Concordiastr. 28, 96049 Bamberg.
Mehr Infos

Preisträgerin des Förderpreises 2014 der Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

What for great news! Förderpreisträgerin 2014 der Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

Stipendiatin der Villa Concordia 2014

Tapetenwechsel: Zusammen mit 11 anderen Künstlern der Sparten Musik, Literatur und bildende Kunst werde ich ein Jahr im internationalen Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia verbringen. Mehr Infos

Public Privacy Reihe: Piano und Flute Cover sind online

piano Cover Public Privacy

Aufnahmen von Public Privacy #1 Flute Cover (2013) mit Daniel Agi und Public Privacy #2 Piano Cover (2013) mit Sebastian Berweck sind nun online, sowie die Partituren.

Public Privacy ist eine neue Reihe für Soloinstrument, Zuspiel und Video, die eine Analogie zwischen verschiedenen Aspekten der Darstellungsformen im Social Web und im Konzertsaal / öffentlichen Raum bildet, wobei der Umgang mit dem Privaten und dem Öffentlichen eine zentrale Rolle spielt.


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