Katrin Vellrath

is a composer, theater musician, producer and musical adviser. Beside her ongoing musical scores for theater, her work comprises compositions for art films, installations, performances, documentaries, advertising and fashion shows. In her compositions for theater she often uses field recordings, generates sounds through found material and mixes them with voices, electronic and analog instruments. Since 2015 she has been writing compositions for voices. She also studied dramatics, sociology, educational studies and musicology in Berlin.

Compositions inter alia for Mozarteum Salzburg, Schauspiel Essen, Staatstheater Kassel, Staatstheater Nürnberg and Volksbühne Berlin. Performances / compositions inter alia at Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle Warsaw, Exile Gallery, Gavin Brown´s Enterprise, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Neugerriemschneider,  saasfee*, Schinkel Pavillon. Collaborations – among others – with Schirin Khodadadian, Trevor Lee Larson, Dennis Loesch, Antje Majewski, Ingo Niermann, Rebecca Riedel, Jan-Christoph Wolter, Elisabeth Wood and Vizma Zvaigzne. Member and appearances as part of the pop duo Milch (1997-2002) and Arises (2008-2013).

Audio

Woods
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Shiver
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Skarbek
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If We Shared
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Jessicas Koffer
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Fiebrig
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Mörder
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Sun Rises
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Frenzy
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Don Karlos
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Faust II
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Dead Souls
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Tanz im August
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Video

SKARBEK (Reprise) Trailer
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Skarbek Marionette
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Skarbek Kristall
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The Future of Art
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Bernarda Albas Haus
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NUN - Die Kunst der Stunde
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Moonraker
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Hexenjagd
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Die schmutzigen Hände
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About

is a composer, theater musician, producer and musical adviser. Beside her ongoing musical scores for theater, her work comprises compositions for art films, installations, performances, documentaries, advertising and fashion shows. In her compositions for theater she often uses field recordings, generates sounds through found material and mixes them with voices, electronic and analog instruments. Since 2015 she has been writing compositions for voices. She also studied dramatics, sociology, educational studies and musicology in Berlin.
Compositions inter alia for Mozarteum Salzburg, Schauspiel Essen, Staatstheater Kassel, Staatstheater Nürnberg and Volksbühne Berlin. Performances / compositions inter alia at Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle Warsaw, Exile Gallery, Gavin Brown´s Enterprise, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Neugerriemschneider,  saasfee*, Schinkel Pavillon. Collaborations – among others – with Schirin Khodadadian, Trevor Lee Larson, Dennis Loesch, Antje Majewski, Ingo Niermann, Rebecca Riedel, Jan-Christoph Wolter, Elisabeth Wood and Vizma Zvaigzne. Member and appearances as part of the pop duo Milch (1997-2002) and Arises (2008-2013).

Selected Compositions

 

2021

Das Erdbeben in Chili (Heinrich von Kleist) director: Schirin Khodadadian / Stadttheater Ingolstadt / Theater music

Superschool´s Chor der Verzeihung / Komödie am Kurfürstendamm, Berlin / Performance with Rebecca Riedel and Mieke Ulfig

Der Goldene Schwanz (Rebekka Kricheldorf), director: Schirin Khodadadian / Staatstheater Kassel / Theater music

2020

Apple Cuckoo, In: Poesie des Gärtnerns. Der Garten als Metapher und künstlerisches Wirkungsfeld / Galerie Sandro Parrotta, Köln/Bonn / Work for four voices / choral work, performance, exhibition participation

Nora (Henrik Ibsen), director: Schirin Khodadadian / Saarländisches Staatstheater / Theater music

2019

Der Wald Video. Artist: Antje Majewski, Vizma Zvaigzne: mezzo-soprano, Daniel Eichholz: percussion / Galerie Neugerriemschneider, Berlin / Works for voices and percussion

Der Kirschgarten (Anton Tschechow), directed by Schirin Khodadadian / HLTM / Theater music

Intervention (Rebekka Kricheldorf) directed by Schirin Khodadadian / Staatstheater Kassel / Theater music

2018

Zur Mittagsstunde (Neil LaBute) directed by Schirin Khodadadian / Schauspiel Wuppertal / Theater music

Today Is Tomorrow (writers & directors: Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff) /co-composer: John Nijenhuis aka Sir Henry / Volksbühne Berlin / Theater music

2017

News Crime Sports (writers & directors: Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff) /co-composer: John Nijenhuis aka Sir Henry / Volksbühne Berlin / Theater music, choral work

Prinz Friedrich von Homburg (Heinrich von Kleist) directed by Schirin Khodadadian / Staatstheater Kassel / Theater music

The Song of Wheat in a Landscape. Performance by Antje Majewski, Lia Naviliat Cuncic: soprano, Vizma Zvaigzne: mezzo-soprano, Justus Wilcken: baritone. Part of Conditions of Political Choreography / Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / Work for three voices

Bernarda Albas Haus (Federico Garcia Lorca) directed by Schirin Khodadadian / Theater Osnabrück / Theater music

Das blaue Licht / Dienen (Rebekka Kricheldorf), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, Staatstheater Kassel / Theater music

2016

Landscape Painting, a performance directed for video by artist Antje Majewski. Singers: Alla Vasilevitsky – soprano, Bavat Marom – mezzo soprano, Alexey Kanunikov – baritone. Part of Conditions of Political Choreography at the The Center for Contemporary Art (cca.org.il/en/), Tel Aviv / Work for three voices

Chapters (Bettina Erasmy) directed by Schirin Khodadadian, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen & Staatstheater Kassel / Theater music

Skarbek (Blind Snake, Silver, Riddle) featuring Ilona Gumowska 
in a solo dance performance, directed by Antje Majewski. Libretto by Sebastian Cichocki. Invited by Max Pitegoff and Calla Henkel, Schinkel Klause / Schinkel Pavillon / Analog & electronic music

Skarbek – Reprise 2016 (Libretto: Sebastian Cichocki), directed by Antje Majweski, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle Warsaw / Analog & electronic music

2015

Wintersonnenwende (Roland Schimmelpfennig), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, Staatstheater Nürnberg / Theater music

Hexenjagd (Arthur Miller), directed by Dominik von Gunten, co-composer: Elisabeth Wood, das theater erlangen / Theater music, choral works

Die schmutzigen Hände (Jean-Paul Sartre), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, Staatstheater Nürnberg / Theater music

Die Kunst der Selbstabschaffung (Rebekka Kricheldorf), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, co-composer: Trevor Lee Larson, Staatstheater Kassel / Theater music

Die letzten Tage der Menschheit (Karl Kraus), directed by Dominik von Gunten, co-composer: Trevor Lee Larson, Pfalztheater / Theater music

2014

Der Impresario von Smyrna (Carlo Goldoni), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, Staatstheater Kassel / Theater music

2013

If I could only remember to rise up, Lombard-Freid Gallery, New York / Musical performance as Arises (2008-2013)

Don Karlos (Friedrich Schiller), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, co-composer: Jan-Christoph Wolter, Staatstheater Nürnberg / Theater music

Volksvernichtung (Werner Schwab), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, Staatstheater Nürnberg / Theater music

2012

Testosteron (Rebekka Kricheldorf), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, Staatstheater Kassel / Theater music

Unschuld (Dea Loher), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, Mozarteum Salzburg / Theater music

2011

Das kalte Herz. Kein Märchen (Gerhild Steinbuch), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, Schauspiel Chemnitz / Theater music

Meteorises, Schloss Hornegg, Graz / Musical performance as Arises (2008-2013)

Der Weibsteufel (Karl Schönherr), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, Staatstheater Nürnberg / Theater music

Last Time Evas Arche, Gavin Brown ́s Enterprise, New York / Musical performance as Arises (2008-2013)

Antigone (Sophokles), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, das theater erlangen / Theater music

2010

Mars, Exile, Berlin / Musical performance as Arises (2008-2013)

Arises. Artworks inspired by the music of Arises. Curator at Exile, Berlin

The Future of Articulation, Zern Gallery, Berlin / Musical performance as Arises (2008-2013)

The Future of Art (documentary, 157 min) directed by Ingo Niermann & Erik Niedling, Sternberg Press / Film music

Maria Stuart (Friedrich Schiller), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, co-composer: Trevor Lee Larson, Staatstheater Kassel / Theater music

2009

Die Grosse Pyramide (documentary, 80 min) directed by Frauke Finsterwalder, Walker + Worm Film / Film music

2008

Faust 2 (Johann Wolfgang Goethe), directed by Gustav Rueb, Landestheater Tübingen / Theater music

Gala of The Great Pyramid Performance by Arises: Dead Souls at Hau 1, Berlin / Musical performance as Arises (2008-2013)

Masterworks of the 21 Century Performance by Arises & Trevor Lee Larson: Kill your bed, Ben Kaufmann Gallery, Berlin / Musical performance as Arises (2008-2013)

Trunkener Prozeß (Bernard-Marie Koltès), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, Staatstheater Kassel / Theater music

Rausch / Frenzy (HD Video, 14 min, colour, sound) directed by Antje Majewski, Kunsthaus Dresden / Music for art film

Morgen in Katar (Theresia Walser), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, Staatstheater Kassel / Theater music

2007

Kobold (Video, 8 min, colour, sound) directed by Antje Majewski

Dekonditionierung (Multi Channel Video Installation) directed by Antje Majewski, Galerie Ballhaus Ost, Berlin / Music for art film

Endstation Sehnsucht (Tennessee Williams), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, Schauspiel Essen / Theater music

Blackbird (David Harrower), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, Staatstheater Kassel / Theater music

2006

Bridge Performance by Juliane Solmsdorf & Antje Majewski , Künstlerhaus Stuttgart / Electronic music

Die Räuber (Friedrich Schiller), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, co-composer: Jan-Christoph Wolter, Staatstheater Kassel / Theater music

Rosa und Blanca (Rebekka Kricheldorf), directed by Thomas Bockelmann, co-composer: Jan-Christoph Wolter, Staatstheater Kassel / Theater music

2005

Skarbek (LP) released with a catalogue at Lukas & Sternberg Press / Analog & electronic music

Milch: Europa (12″) released on SST/Kompakt / Electronic music

No School Today (Video, 12 min, colour, sound) directed by Antje Majewski / Music for art film

Heaven (George F. Walker), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, Landestheater Tübingen / Theater music

Skarbek. Dance Theatre Performance directed by Antje Majewski & Ingo Niermann, Bytomskie Centrum Kultury, Bytom, PL & Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin / Analog & electronic music

2004

So wild ist es in unseren Wäldern schon lange nicht mehr (Theresia Walser), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, co-composer: Jan-Christoph Wolter, Staatstheater Kassel / Theater music

2003

Das Mass der Dinge (Neil La Bute), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, co-composer: Jan-Christoph Wolter, Theater Ingolstadt / Theater music

2002

Trainspotting (Irvine Welsh), directed by Schirin Khodadadian, co-composer: Jan-Christoph Wolter, Theater Ingolstadt / Theater music

2000

Milch: The Motor Years EP (12″) released on Gigolo Records / Electronic music

Milch: Socialpark (CD) released on Saasfee / Electronic music

Selected clients

Archiv der Jugend, Adidas, Berlin Marathon, das theater erlangen, Hebbel am Ufer, HAU, DB, Heimat, HRS, Kemmler Kemmler, LTT, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Mozarteum Salzburg, Staatstheater Kassel, Solution, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Staatstheater Nürnberg, Tanz im August, Theater Ingolstadt, Theater Osnabrück, Trigger Happy Productions, Telekom, Triad, Villeroy&Boch,  Volkswagen, Volksbühne Berlin, Waahr, Walker&Worm, Wolford, Zign

Katrin Vellrath 2009

mail@katrin-vellrath.com

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