Matthias Mohr

Matthias Mohr, born in 1980, studied at Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft, Justus-Liebig-Universität in Gießen. His work moves between the realms of music, sound art, installation, and performance.

He has created several audiovisual installations, including Sana'a: City of Light, commissioned by the German and French Embassies in Yemen, and Bypass, a staged project by Heiner Goebbels as part of Luminale Frankfurt. He also was the director of Esquisse Retouché, a staged concert with Uwe Dierksen at Internationalen Ferienkursen für neue Musik (Darmstadt, 2006), Der Brand with Ensemble Modern and the composer Jens Joneleit (ECLAT Festival, Stuttgart, 2007). Opera productions followed, including NM with Julien Bilodeau and Ensemble Modern Akademie (ZKM Karlsruhe, 2008) and an meiner statt (ZKM Karlsruhe, Resonanzen Leipzig, Akademie der Künste Berlin, 2009-2010), with Suha Sung, Christian Grammel und Luise Voigt.

Matthias Mohr has also composed stage music and sound design for numerous theater productions and spatial installations. Forum Medientechnick awarded him a prize for La Conquete de Mexique.

He began his collaboration with Heiner Goebbels as part of the production Stifters Dinge, which has been presented at numerous festivals and theaters around the world. For Goebbels’ staged concert Industry and Idleness (Schiffbau Zürich, 2010), Mohr designed the space, video, and light. Since then, he collaborated with Goebbels in the framework of the sound and video installation Genko-An 69006 (MAC Lyon, 2014) and the new staging of John Cage’s Europeras 1 & 2 (Bochum, 2012) as well as dramaturge of the music theater production When the mountain changed its clothing (Ruhrtriennale, 2012) and Delusion of the Fury in a new production by Harry Partch (Ruhrtriennale, 2013).

Since 2011, Matthias Mohr has served for the Ruhrtriennale as dramaturge and assistant to the artistic director.