Love&Democracy Part 2: Playing Words PART 1 (July 7, 8 pm free) Love your Neighborhood PART 2 (September 8, 8 pm free): Simple Communication PART 3 (October 6, 8 pm. free) The Fragility of Freedom PART 4 (December 8, 8 pm free) Inner and Outer Borders Paul Brody’s sound installation lands somewhere between a recorded […]
When trumpet player and composer Paul Brody moved from San Francisco to Berlin in the early 90’s, he soon began to deny being Jewish. That wasn’t due to any shame about his heritage or fears of anti-Semitism, but rather because German journalists were more interested in his family’s history as refugees from the Nazis than […]
The Fringe Sound of Berlin What is the sound of Berlin? How does the mentality of the city of upheaval effect its artists? How do the artists hear their city? Production, writing, composition: Paul Brody
This cinematic demo will be posted for only a short time! Music selections from unreleased full length cinema film. (Cuts to show music composition only, not content) General info hidden for now. For private use only. (Premier estimated: 2023) Humboldt Forum Berlin Museum Documentary (2023) (Cuts to show music only) Directed by Charlotte Jansen Ambient […]
Webern from the Inside and Outside A Sound Installation by Paul Brody Videos and Explanation: Video 1: Artist’s Talk at Boulez Saal. Video 2: Sound installation. Video 3: Selection of Videos from the 12 tone contributors. Webern from the Inside and Outside A Sound Installation by Paul Brody (English translation of Webern letter fragments below) […]
This film production will be to compose both the title song of the film and the music for a concert in the film! Production set for 2023. Photo: Sven Mandel
The video from the concerts are being edited and will be posted soon! Photo by Michael Kremer, SnapArt
The collaboration with world Arnold Dreyblatt involved creating a score for his sound-composition and conduction in the video shoot. Julian Rosefeldt’s Deep Gold collaboration is showing at the Neue Nationalgalerie. Live performances based on the installation. (2022) University of Chicago guest artist lecturer. Example here from the University of Virginia:
Film composition commissoins New York-Berlin film production based on the life of Rose Auslaender. (2023) Composing for and performing with Münchner Kammerspiele actress, Jelena Kuljić. Film music and a live performance as part of the film. Director, Hans Melzer. Night to be gone (2022) Chicago film maker, Loren David Marsh premiers his new full length […]
Schaust du gerne in die Sterne? Womit fühlst du dich verbunden? Im 3. OG des Ethnologischen Museums entsteht ein Raum, in dem du diesen Fragen nachgehen und aus Klängen und Bildern eine eigene Welt bauen kannst, die du mit anderen teilst. Gemeinsam mit Berliner Schüler*innen haben wir bereits viele verschiedene Welten gebaut und angeschaut. Nun […]
Êtes-vous amoureux ? Demo trailer. Opera based on interviews and voice-melody.
Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne composition commission collaboration with pianist, Michael Wilhelmi and live electronics artist, Daniel Dorsch. The premier was at the Vienna Theater Festival (Wiener Festwochen 2019). Performances were in France, Austria, and Berlin: Radial System. Photographer: Valentine Solé
Composition based on the voice-patterns of selected debates in German parlaiment. See youtube for more info. Interview with director, Kevin Barz
The Music of Yiddish Blessings and Curses installation was a collaboration with the Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto. Paul Brody interviewed Yiddish speakers throughout the city to explore their favourite curses and blessings, as well as the stories and memories behind them. Brody was expecting that the blessings and curses would reveal a treasure of Yiddish culture — […]
This music-theater composition is based on the voices of the translators who worked at the Nurnberg Trials. More information on vimio.
https://www.tdj.at/stueckarchiv/20182019/s/ronja-raeubertochter-1 Link to the website and trailer
Orchestral-electo compositions based on archive recordings of shakespearian actors. This theater production is in German but the melodic material of the musical accompaniment is based on recordings of British actors found in archive recordings. The production was for the Akzent Festival in Duisburg, Germany. Director, Kevin Barz. More info on youtube.