Biography

Moritz Gagern is a freelancing composer. Lives in Berlin.

Concert works:

“Zappora”(12’30”), Neukoellner Oper 2015, percussion solo, “Habitable Zone” (40′), Taipei Arts Festival 2013, for orchestra. “Fenster” (15′), Laboratorio Novamusica, Venice-Italy 2012, for mixed ensemble. Unmarked Space Festival 2011: “Landscape for Eight Windgongs, Three Boats, Two Wind Instruments and Violin” (20′). Centre of the Arts Hellerau, 2010: “Concert for Fifty Windgongs and Small Ensemble” (60′). TonLagen Festival 2010: “Concert for Fifty Windgongs and Four Instrumentalists” (55′). MDR 2008 “Auffaedeln” (10′), for viola and voice. Berliner Festspiele – MaerzMusik 2007, “Babylonian Loop. Music for Big Ensemble and Rotating Audience” (60′). Heidelberger Frühling 2006, “Zur Zeit des Stirb oder Töte” (10′), for two sopranos and mixed ensemble.

Music theatre / opera / dance theatre compositions:

“What Would Zappa Do?” Neukoellner Oper 2015, “Das Ende der Helden”, Ballhaus Naunyn, Berlin 2014. “Sieg über die Sonne”, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Novoflot 2013, Kammeroper. “Wagner for Sale”, Neukoellner Oper Berlin 2013. “Hacking Wagner”, Bayerische Staatsoper, Opernfestspiele 2012. “Der Trommler”, Movimentos Festival 2012. Freilichtspiele Schw. Hall 2010: “Kurs:Liebe”. Neukoellner Oper 2010: “Lovesick”. Sophiensaele 2004: “Creatures of Habit”. Volksbuehne Berlin 2004: “Eisstadt”. Ruhrtriennale 2002: “Hollywood Elegien”. 2003: “Jerusalem Syndrom”, Sophiensaele Berlin.

Theatre music:

Schauburg München 2016: Ein Bild von Ivan (Paula Fox). Bayerische Staatsoper, Reithalle 2014: “Jugend einer Stadt” (Á. Schilling). Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel, Marstall 2011: “Satt” (M. Salzmann, UA). 2009: “Gegen den Fortschritt” (E. Soler, UA). Schauspielhaus Bochum 2006: “Afterdark” (Murakami, UA). 2006: “Kopien” (C. Churchill), 2005: “Miss Sara Sampson”. Staatsschauspiel Dresden 2004: “Landnahme” (Ch. Hein, UA). Deutsches Theater Berlin (2001): Titus Andronicus.

Installations:

Bayerische Staatsoper 2016: Zum Suedpol. Eine Klanginstallation des Unbewohnbaren. Bayer. Staatsoper: Morphose. China National Museum Beijing, 2011: “Chop Suite”, Permanent Installation for the First Beijing Design Triennale. TonLagen Festival für Neue Musik 2010: Installation für 50 Windgongs. Alpinarium Galtuer 2009: “Climbing”, Permanent Installation Entrance Hall. Landesausstellung Tirol 2006: “Mobile”, Permanent Installation.

Prices and scholarships: The musical theatre “Lovesick” was nominated as piece of the year in “Opernwelt 10/2010. For the musical theater project “Synchron City” he got a grant-in-aid prize by the Ernst-von-Siemens Musikstiftung 2009. In 2001 he had a scholarship at the Academy “Musiktheater heute”, in 2010 at “Deutsche Studienzentrum” in Venice.

Education: 1983-89: classical piano. 1989-1993: jazz piano, big band arrangement, song composition at the Bones Patterson Jazz School, in 1990: summer program at Berklee College of Music, Boston. 1996-2000: classical piano and composition, counterpoint, contemporary music, private lessons with Carlo Inderhees, Berlin. 1994-2001: Master of Philosophy, Musicology and History in Freiburg, Paris, and Berlin.

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