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David Moss is considered one of the most innovative singers and percussionists in contemporary music. He has performed his solo work all over the world. In 1991 he received a Guggenheim Fellow-ship; in 1992, a DAAD Fellowship (Artists-in-Berlin-Programme). Moss is the co-founder (with Muziektheater Transparant) and artistic director of the Institute for Living Voice (ILV), a workshop center hosting Master Singers from around the world. The ILV presented its premiere session in Sept. 2001, and its 2004 sessions in Amsterdam and Melbourne. In 2005 the ILV will take place 4-13 March in Berlin (as part of the MaerzMusik Festival).In 2004, Moss rejoined Hans Peter Kuhn and Stefan Kurt to create the theater piece "Sunset Scientists" for Theater Neumarkt (Zürich), travelled to Taiwan with the Ensemble Modern in the new "Frank Zappa Project", and performed as soloist with Andrea Molino's "Credo" project in Karlsruhe and Rome. He was soloist in the premiere of "Divina.Com" by Daniele Lombardi, in front of Michelangelo's David in Firenze; and travelled to the Melbourne Festival. In 2003, Moss performed as soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle; and with the Uri Caine Ensemble at Lincoln Center. He appeared as soloist in the premiere of Olga Neuwirth's opera "Lost Highway" as part of Steirischer Herbst Festival. In early 2003 Moss composed the music for, and performed in "For Life", a dance-theater production of the Darmstadt Theater.Moss made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2003 with the American Composers Orchestra, under Steven Sloane. Moss' premiere at the Salzburg Festival was as featured soloist in Luciano Berio's "Cronaca del Luogo" in 1999. He returned to Salzburg in summer 2001 as Prince Orlofsky in Hans Neuenfels' production of "Die Fledermaus".

In 2002, his one-man theater piece "Einstein for Aliens" premiered in Antwerp, with Berlin, Brugge, Amsterdam, and Budapest following. Also the Asko Ensemble performed "OWL", a new work Moss composed based on Allen Ginsberg's "Howl", throughout Holland. He also composed "Chortet" for the Arditti String Quartet.

Moss has sung at the Edinburgh Festival, Spoleto Festival, USA, and the Meistersinger Festival in Nürnberg. He is vocal soloist in Heiner Goebbels' orchestra work "Surrogate Cities", and in his theater piece "Prometheus". David Moss also presented the "Strange Stories Project" as part of the Bern Biennale; served on the jury for the Darmstadt "New Theater" prize; sings in Andrea Molino's "Death Penalty Project"; and appears as featured soloist in Uri Caine's "Goldberg Variations Project". He curated a vocal improvisation project for the Adelaide Festival 2000.In 2005 he will premiere "Pierrot LunaiRE:Mix 05", a live remix of Schoenberg, with the Alter Ego Ensemble in Rome. In 2006 he will be the featured soloist in Sam Auinger's multi-media opera "Man Made of Rain" premiering at the Bruckner Festival, Linz.

For further information see David Moss' homepage at

Events by DAAD
ehemalige Gäste des BKP beim Total Music Meeting 2007, 1.- 4.11.

Musique à la Mode

Eröffnung der daadgalerie Zimmerstraße

sound & language II /e.poesie

"Direct Sound". Festival Urbane Aboriginale V.okal

D. M. "Eigentümliche Perkussion & extreme Stimme"; N.C. "Musik für posaunengetriebene Elektronik"

G. M. "This Piano Thing" (1989); D. M. "More By, For, and Against John Cage" (UA)

4 Std. 33 Min.

Moss & Makagami im Eimer

Physical Acts: Performance & Sport

Bells, Balls, Bowls & Baedecker.

David Moss: Improvisation; Frangis Ali-Sade: Drei Aquarelle (1987). Festakt "35. Jubiläum des BKP"

BKP-Gäste beim Festival "grenzenlos Berlin-Istanbul" 1997

25 Jahre David Moss in Berlin

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