Berlin Scholarship Akademie der Künste
Each of the Academy’s six art Sections selects two international artists for the scholarship on an annual basis. Matthias Kranebitter is one of the selected composers in the section Music for 2015/16 and is currently living in Berlin since September 2015.
Three of his projects which where realized in the course of his scholarship are shown in the exhibition DEMO:POLIS from March until May 29th.
On its arrival at the sea, a river has expanded to its maximum size – and it ends at the same time. To mark this occasion a brass band plays a piece wirtten especially for the river and therby pays it a special tribute.
RELAX / NOW!
Liat Elkayam, Matthias Kranebitter
RELAX/NOW! is hysterical meditation, an efficiency-increased peace of mind. It is an over-the-top representation of the grotesque outgrowth of the relaxation industry.
Short film based on a flash mob performance at Berlin Alexanderplatz
Directed by / libretto: Caitlin van der Maas
composer: Matthias Kranebitter
soprano: Maria Jose Rodriguez
e-guitar: Nicola Hein
actors: Harald Baumgartner, Markwart Müller-Elmau
stage design: Sebastian Gräfe
costumes: Henriette Müller
script consulting: Henrik Adler