It was a great pleasure to compose the music for dance-theatre performance “Der Widersprüchliche” by theatre director Clemens Bechtel and choreographer Maura Morales. Here are a few impressions.
Dear FFT, congratulations on the new venue!
The FFT, our home theatre in Düsseldorf, has a new venue.
A few months ago, Cooperativa Maura Morales was asked by the FFT team to talk about her thoughts and visions for the new venue in the theatre foyer in KAP1, which was still unfinished at the time.
Much-acclaimed premiere of “Prelude to the Cold” at the FFT Düsseldorf
Yesterday, the much-acclaimed premiere of “Prelude to the Cold”, the new production by Cooperativa Maura Morales, took place at the FFT in Düsseldorf. Today and tomorrow you can see the play again at the FFT. I will perform the entire stage music live! Come by!
Michio’s Music at Three Different Theatres at the Same Time
I am honoured that this weekend music composed by me will be heard in three different city/state theatres in Germany.
Firstly at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, my composition for BATS, the current production of the Sebastian Weber Dance Company, and secondly at the Theater Osnabrück, my composition for ZEIT, the current production of the Dance Company Osnabrück under dance director/choreographer Marguertite Donlon and at the Theater Stralsund my music for OTHELLO for the Ballett Vorpommern under Ralf Dörnen.
Thank you for your trust in my music and toi toi to all involved!
Michio composes at Theater Osnabrück
It is a great pleasure for me to compose the music for ZEIT, the new production of the Dance Company Osnabrück under Marguerite Donlon at the Theater Osnabrück. Here are a few impressions. Premiere is on 30 October 2021
Cooperativa Maura Morales creates at the Humboltforum
Together with director Clemens Bechtel, Cooperativa Maura Morales is creating the piece “Der Widersprüchliche- Begegnungen mit A.v.Humbolt” for 4 dancers and 3 actors at the Hombolt Forum in Berlin. Premiere is on 9 December 2021
Tonight Premiere of BATS
I’m looking forward to the BATS premiere of the Sebastian Weber Dance Company tonight at LOFFT-Das Theater in Leipzig.
Cooperativa Maura Morales- Präludium der Kälte
Cooperativa Maura Morales is in creative mode and working at full speed on her new full-length production
Michio Composes the Music for BATS
I am delighted to compose the music for BATS, the new full-length production by Sabastian Weber Dance Company
Here is a small excerpt of the music creation process:
Live Performance and Artistic Residency at Bröllin Castle
Together with the choreographer/dancer Maura Morales, guest at Schloss Bröllin as part of the Dance Festival.
Photo: Peter van Heesen
Michio live at Tonhalle Düsseldorf
Here is the video of my complete live performance from 10 June 2021 in the Düsseldorf Tonhalle as part of NEULAND.
Michio feature in culture magazine O-TON
[…] Düsseldorfers mainly know Michio Woirgardt because he likes to do his laps on his racing bike for relaxation and as a live musician at the performances of the Maura Morales Cooperativa. Few people know that his compositions are extremely popular in the ballet scene. […]
Michael S. Zerban, Culture Magazine O-TON
An interesting report by Michael Zerban about the project “Neuland” which will take place on June 10th in the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf and about some of the participants. I am happy to be part of it.
Michio plays at the Tonhalle Düsseldorf
The city’s freelance music scene enters the Tonhalle: From more than 60 applications for the project “Neuland”, the Tonhalle jury around artistic director Michael Becker has selected 12 ensembles and soloists who will perform a fulminant concert marathon in the livestream on June 10. Michio will be there with his live looping solo program.
Metal brush meets electric guitar, meets arpeggione
Michio’s new livelooping clip “Asphyxia” is online
tanzNRW21 unfortunately only online
Due to the pandemic, this year’s edition of “tanzNRW” will unfortunately only take place online.
Michio would have been there as a live musician of the Cooperativa Maura Morales with two productions at three venues on four different days.
Click here for the online events:
Field recording at Theater Münster
Whenever I compose at a theater, I go around looking for interesting sounds the building has to offer for the sound design of the composition So the Sondtrack of the theatre house is interwoven with that of the stagemusic and becomes something unique. I am currently composing the music for the guest choreography “Verwandlung/Fremdkörper” by Maura Morales for TanzThaterMünster at Theater Münster
Cooperativa Maura Morales at “tanzNRW21”
The Cooperativa Maura Morales will be seen/heard at the festival “tanzNRW21” with 2 productions at 3 different venues on 4 different days
New live looping clip “Before & After” is online
Before & After is the starting clip of a new live looping series, which will be extended in the coming weeks.
Michio Composes at Theater Münster
At the moment Michio is composing the stage music for the full-length guest choreography by Maura Morales “Verwandlung/ Fremdkörper” at the Theater Münster for the 11-member ensemble of “TanzTheater Münster”.
“Efecto mariposa”- Trailer is now online
Unfortunately, the premiere of the new piece of the Cooperativa Maura Morales could not take place in front of an audience. However, here are a few visual impressions of this powerful production