Manos Tsangaris, composer, drummer and installation artist, counts among the most relevant representatives of new musical theatre. His works have found international attention. 2009 he was appointed professor for composition at Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden. In the same year, he was elected member of Akademie der Künste Berlin (2012 to director of the music section). Since 2010 he has been a member of the Saxon Academy of Arts, since 2017 regular member of Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts. In the academic year 2012/13, Tsangaris was Artist in Residence of Zurich University of the Arts, since 2016 he has been the artistic leader of the Munich Biennale für Neues Musiktheater (together with Daniel Ott). He founded the International Institute for Artistic Investigation in 2011 and devoted himself to research in the field of scenic anthropology. Since the 1970s Manos Tsangaris has been using different artistic formats to make the conditions of performance a core element of composition again and again.