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Dear Visitor,

My work often focuses on the sonic terrain between music and spoken word. A melody is a story and a story is a melody. I consider this a sub-genre. That’s why this new website is divided into three main categories: sound Installation, radio, and music/performance, which includes composer commissions, performances, and recordings. Enjoy carousing through the listening samples and broadcasts!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

News

Munich Kammerspiele: Saal 600 (Composer) Munich Kammerspiele: On the Road  (Composer/performer) Munich Kammerspiele: La...

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Webern from the Inside and Outside Composition/sound installation   More info in English and...

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University of Virginia Guest Composer/Artist Example of a lecture at the University of Virginia...

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Sound Installation
Sound Installation

Brody’s sound installation wonderfully captures moments of intimacy… Süddeutsche Zeitung

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Webern from the Inside and Outside A Sound Installation by Paul Brody Videos and Explanation: Video 1: Artist’s Talk...

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Talking Melody-Singing Story  An Operatic Sound Installation

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Art Accompanying Noise (2016) is a pivotal work because it explored the sounds around each artist working while he or...

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  Voices of Help (2016-2917) is a three room documentary sound installation in the Jugend Museum Berlin. The piece...

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Jewish Museum Berlin Catalogue Text in English: 5 EASY PIECES (Surround sound installation) Dani Levi  (A film maker from a...

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Composer/Performer
Musician/Performer

The David Marton group is a collective of musicians and actors who explore the intersection of music and theater. Currently the group has two productions at the Munich Kammerspiele, a Marcel Duchamp inspired version of La Sonnambula, and a stage adaptation Kerouac's On the Road. The 2019 production will take the Marton Ensemble to the Vidy Theater in Lausanne, Switzerland. The premier is at the Vienna Theater Festival, with following performances in Paris, Belfort, Vélizy, und Montreuil, Weimar. More dates are being planned.

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1. Composer/soloist selected recordings including Paul Brody's Sadawi (Tzadik and Enja Records. 2002-2017)

2. Composer/producer selected recordings: Children's CD productions in English for Oetinger publishing.

3. Ensemble player and guest. Selected recordings on Piranha, Orient, Laika, Jazzwerkstatt, Traumton, Potomak, Traumton, Virgin, EMI records.

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From John Zorn to Blixa Bargeld, here's the short list of ensembles:

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Radio
Radio

The Fringe Sound of Berlin What is the sound of Berlin? How does the mentality of the city of...

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Exploring the crossroads of Yiddish and American Southern culture through a road trip with bassist, storyteller, singer, Mark Rubin.

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Talking Melody-Singing Story  An Operatic Sound Installation by Paul Brody The installation has been selected as a radio art...

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Was bedeutet es den Deutschen, in einem Land mit Grundgesetz zu leben? Bekommt das Wort “Würde” eine andere Bedeutung,...

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What are the effects of learning art in the harsh conditions of prison? (English version)

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Growing Hope is an extension of another WDR (West German Radio) documentary, Most Wanted Poets. While visiting prison classes...

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Awards & Grants

University of Virginia, Artist in Residence in music, German studies, Jewish Studies. 2018

Prix Europa – The European Broadcasting Festival. Talking Melody-Singing Story. 2017

Schoeneberg Neighborhood Arts Fund Grant (Kiezfond): Rote Insel Geschichten. (Collecting stories and images of the Red Island neighbourhood) Photography & story collecting project with youth and jazz musicians. 2016

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