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Maurice de Martin

Maurice de Martin

area: Installation, Theory

Key Facts




Installation, Theory



recommending institution

TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien

time period

November 2015 - November 2015

Musician, Transdisciplinary Artist, Artistic Researcher, Lecturer
* 1969 in Bad Aibling, lives in Berlin and Bern

2009-2011 MA “Contemporary Arts Practice”; spec. in Media Art, University of the Arts Bern, CH
2009-2010 Traditional Korean „Samulnori-Percussion“, Seoul/South Korea (Scholarship of Berlin Senate)
1998-1999 Eastern European Folklore, Academia de Muzica Cluj-Napoca / Romania, (DAAD-Scholarship & Scholarship of Berlin Senate)
1994-1995 Studies of Composition with Giya Kancheli, New York City / Berlin
1993-1994 Studies of Concept Composition, Prof. Dino Ghezzo, NYU, New York City
1992-1993 Education as Street Musician, Project Music Under New York, NYC Transit-Authority, USA

Artistic Works (Excerpt 2003-today)
• Foundation of the „Temporäre Kunstakademie Marzahn“, participatory art project in public and private space in Europe’s largest „Plattenbausiedlung” Berlin-Marzahn, 2014
• Artistic Residence at the United Nations Headquarters New York City, 2013
• „Maurice ist da!“, Action Art project with citizens of Berlin-Marzahn, 2013
• Artist in Residence, Ensemble Zeitkratzer, Kampnagel Hamburg 2013
• UN.KNOWN SPACES, with the director Janina Janke, 2011 – 2014
• C-Zone-Artistic-Action-Research-Projekt in the Berlin peripheries, concept/director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Fooundation & EarCity Berlin, sound research in urban space for young people, BMW-Guggenheim-Lab, 2012
• World Premiere „Zeitkratzer/Elliott Sharp/Column One“, MaerzMusik, Berghain, Berlin 2012
• Plasma, experimental Theater; musical director, concept, Zürich, Switzerland 2010-11
• Xenakis (a)live, Ensemble Zeitkratzer, Ensemble Modern-Akademie Darmstadt, 2011
• 4Drat, Improvisation in Organizations, Symposium by Uni Duisburg-Essen, Zollverein Essen, 2011
• Gentle Shimmering Fire, Ensemble Zeitkratzer, Ruhrtriennale, Jahrhunderthalle Bochum, 2011
• Little Compendium of Horrors, Zeitkratzer, Queen-Elizabeth-Hall, Southbank Center, London, 2011
• VWS-der Findling after H. v. Kleist, Operdynamo West, Versuchsanstalt für Wasserbau und Schiffbau Berlin, at „Berliner Wissenschaftsjahr 2010“, experimental music theater, cooperation with Janina Janke/Oper Dynamo West, Berlin, 2010
• Cut!- cooperation with artist Gabriele Basch, radioplay, contribution for the exhibition Zeigen- by Karin Sander, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, 2009/10
• Der Findling, experimental music theater, composition, musical director, in cooperation with Janina Janke, Goethe-Institut/Korea Foundation, KGIT-Digital Media-City, Seoul, Korea 2008
• Der Freischütz-ga, Opera installation, Schillertheater Berlin, in cooperation with Janina Janke/Operdynamo West, UdK, Koreaverband und Deutsche Oper Berlin, 2008
• Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, musical director, composer and performer, 4 productions in cooperation with Thomas Ostermeier, Berlin 2006-08
• Ensemble in Residence at Volksbühne Berlin (with Zeitkratzer), 2004-2008
• Volkspalast, Tanz im August, 2 cooperations with mit Sasha Waltz & Guests, Berlin 2004/05
• Zeitkratzer meets Arto Lindsay, Philharomie Essen, 2005

Other Appearances / Guest Performances / Exhibitions / Presentations

Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Berliner Festspiele, Avant Art Breslau, Kampnagel Hamburg, "Globalize Cologne" Köln, Theatre National de Chaillot Paris, Gessnerallee-Theaterhaus Zürich, Kaserne-Theaterhaus Basel, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Philharmonie München, Konzerthaus Wien, EXPO 2000 Hannover, Serpentine-Gallery London, Steirischer Herbst Graz, Biennale Zagreb, Wiener Festwochen, Genf »Archipel«, Göteborg »Sound Art«, Essener Philharmonie, Musik- Triennale Köln, Auditorio Nacional Madrid, Philharmonie Gdansk, Les Musiques Festival Marseille, Athens Festival, Disgressions Barcelona, Theatro-Festival Napoli, Monte Carlo- Festival, Galerie Klingenthal Basel, Museum für Kommunikation Berlin

Academic Lectures
Since 2009, MdM is regular lecturer at “Y-Institute for Transdisciplinarity” at the University of the Arts Bern. There he is as well lecturer at the Theater Faculty and at the Faculty of Research. Lectures at Humboldt Universität Berlin, Universität der Künste Berlin (Postgraduate Forum), Alanus University of Arts and Social Science Alfter/Bonn, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, University Klagenfurt, Université Nantes, Academia de Muzica Bucharest., Academia de Muzica Cluj-Napoca.

Awards / Scholarships / Grants / Residencies
DAAD (1997-99), GVL (1990), Kulturreferat München (1991), Berlin Senate: 4 personal scholarships (1997, 1999, 2001, 2009-10) 2 studio awards (2000, 2004) & several projectbound facilitations; Goethe-Institut-Residencies 2012&2013 in NYC and Nairobi, Artist Residency at United Nations, NYC 2012, Kulturstiftung des Bundes (2003), Ministry of Cultural Affairs Romania (1997, 2000, 2007), Ensemble-residencies with ensemble zeitkratzer at Donaufestival Krems, Wiener Festwochen, Volksbühne Berlin.


8 channel sound installation for the TONSPUR_passage

TONSPUR 67: Maurice de Martin (GER): Morgenarbeit – Eine Hippodromophonie

TONSPUR 67: Maurice de Martin (GER): Morning Exercise - A Hypodromophony

Sound installation with a series of posters in the TONSPUR_passage

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