TILL WYLER VON BALLMOOS

As a theatre maker and musician I develop productions and performances at the interfaces of music, spoken language public space in collaboration with other artists. My artistic work focuses on aesthetic, performative translations of transcendent moments and fragile political situations. The created performances are hybrids of art installations, performances and music theatre and are conceived as multi-perspective, participatory, processual and discursive dispositives – in short: as collaborative social sculpture.

PRODUCTIONS (selection)
2020
ØDIPUS REC, music theater, composition Ole Hübner, Gare du Nord, Basel/CH
RAGE(S), music theater, composition Marie Delprat, Dampfzentrale Bern/CH
2012-2020
DER GOALIE BIN IG, monologue, Text by Pedro Lenz, Stadttheater Bern, Bern/CH
2019
BLACK MARKET, installation and performance, Stadttheater Münster/D
DER AUFBAU, collective performance, Stadttheater Münster/D
2018
ALGORITHM FOR A TAPE, site specific project, Schloss Balmoral
LIFT AND CARRY, performance essay, in collaboration with Cássio Diniz Santiago, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart/D, FAKI FestivalZagreb/KR
OPEN GUERILLA WORKSTATION, performance, with The Navidsons, Rotterdam/NL, Berlin/D
DER SCHUSS VON DER BÜHNE, performance and reading, Winkelwiese, Zürich/CH
2017
ØDIPUS REC, performance essay, with Students of Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore/IN
KUNSTVEREIN OBERBOTTIGEN, site specific performance, with Martin Schick, for out+about, Theaterfestival AUAWIRLEBEN, Bern/CH
2016/17
THEY LIVED AND LAUGHED AND LOVED AND LEFT, performance, in collaboration with Cássio Diniz Santiago, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart/D
ASHES2ASHES, performance, in collaboration with Cássio Diniz Santiago, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart/D
2016
THE NAVIDSON RECORDS, music theatre as art installation, after the novel The House of Leaves by M.Z. Danielewski, Munich Biennale, München/D und Stadttheater Bern, Bern/CH
MAKE ROOM – TAKE UP SPACE, performance with the public in public space, Opera Stuttgart, Stuttgart/DE
KALTENBERGER RITTERSPIELE, show, concept and stage direction, Kaltenberg/D
2015
ROBOROACH, performative installation, Mad Scientist Festival, Bern/CH
TILL_PARADISE, installation, Versuchsanordnung 4, Transform, Bern/CH
KALTENBERGER RITTERSPIELE, show, concept and stage direction, Kaltenberg/D
2014
SELSKAB – SEMINARET, devised theater, Mammut Teatret Copenhagen/DK
2013
JEG MANGLER EN DEL, devised music theater for children, Teater Bloom, Copenhagen/DK
SELSKAB – SPEED DATE, performance, Mammut Teatret Copenhagen/DK
2012
CARRILLO_N13¿, music theatre as art installation, Zentrum für Kulturproduktion PROGR, Biennale Bern, Bern/CH
TELL-VARIATIONEN, devised theatre, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe/D
EISTAU, site specific drama, after the text by I. Trojanow, Stadttheater Bremerhaven/D
2011
WAS IS’N LOS, audio walk, Munich/D
STILLLEBEN, music theatre / performance, with TönStör, Dampfzentrale, Bern/CH
ARBEITSTITEL: EINE TANZSTUNDE, devised theater, Prinzregententheater, München/D
2010
DAS SCHWARZE LOCH, devised theater, Kammerspiele München, München/D

MUSIC (selection)
Soloist and a member of various chamber music ensembles in the area of experimental und Contemporary music; musical scores for international film-, dance- und theatre productions; Visits of masterclasses for classical music, improvisation und percussion (among others: Arto Noras, Pauline Oliveros, Pierre Favre, Peter Hörr).
2003-2006
Artistic leader of WIM Bern (Werkstatt für Improvisierte Musik) and of the music festial “Musikfestwochen Bern”.
2004-2006
Founder and member of the artistic collective “FÜNF FREUNDE”.

Projects as Cellist
2004-2015 
BUSTER KEATON, music for silent movie, on tour
2006
A:O:R:O, jazzensemble, on tour
2005
ROZZOBIANCA, jazzensemble, on tour
DAS KREISEN DER PENELOPE, music theatre, TOJO Theater, Bern/CH
ROLLERTOASTER, jazzensemble, on tour
CONARCO, contemporary music ensemble, on tour
LOOP, youth theatre, Schlachthaus Theater, Bern/CH
2004
UNTER DEM MILCHWALD, performance, Schlachthaus Theater, Bern/CH
LES ADIEUX – MUSICIENS* PERDUS, music theatre, Hochschule für Musik, Biel/CH
MY WAY IS YOUR WAY, performance, Hochschule der Künste Bern, Bern/CH

FILM (Auswahl)
2007
Composition und music production for the feature movie NUR EIN SOMMER by Tamara Staudt
2006
Composition und music production for the feature movie DAS FRÄULEIN by Andrea Staka
2005
Composition und music production for the feature movie Spielfilm SLUMMING by Michael Glawogger
2004
Composition und music production for the short movie DIE LETZTE BERGFAHRT by Adrian Hess

ART
2019
AFTER THE FUTURE, video Full HD, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Gruppenaustellung, Bahnhof Rolandseck Remagen, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Forum Alte Post, Pirmasens /D
2018
Made in Balmoral, group exhibition, Bad Ems/D

TEXT
Marianne Wagner und Till Wyler von Ballmoos, „Auftrag, Aufführung, Ausstellung“ / “Commission, Production, Exhibition“, in: John Bock: AURAAROMA-Ω-BEULE, hrsg. von der Kunsthalle Mannheim, Edition Cantz 2019, S. 134-141/142-149.

TEACHING
2017
Guest teacher, Srishti Institute for Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore/IN
2015
Workshop (with Tassilo Tesche) at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Bern/CH

AWARDS AND HONORS (selection)
2021
Research grant, Pro Helvetia, Sri Lanka/LK
2019
Bijloke Summer Academy, Ghent/B
2018
Residency fellowship, Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems/D
2018
Residency fellowship, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart/D
2017
Research grant, Pro Helvetia, Bangalore/IN
2015/16
Residency fellowship, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart/D
2014
Working grant by Kanton Bern/CH
2014
Winning project, Competition Plattform Neues Musiktheater Bern – München (Production: THE NAVIDSON RECORDS, Premiere 2016, Munich Biennale, Munich/D und Stadttheater Bern/CH)
2011
Best Directors Award, National Festival for Theatre: 29. Bayerische Theatertage (Production: DER TOD & DAS MÄDCHEN – EINE WIEDERHALL), Bamberg/D
2011
Nomination for Best Director, Körber Studio Junge Regie, Hamburg/D
2011
Debut grant from the town of Munich (Produktion: WAS IS’N LOS), München/D
2011
Nomination for „Junge Ohren Preis (JOP)“ (Produktion: STILLLEBEN), Osnabrück/D
2008
Residency fellowship, InteatroFestival Academy (IFA), Ancona/I
2007
Working grant, Stiftung Freunde des Prinzregententheaters, München/D
2006
Working grant, Goethe-Stiftung Zürich, Zürich/CH
2004
1. prize for the best film music (Film: DIE LETZTE BERGFAHRT), Kanton Bern/CH
1996
1. prize Schweizerischer Jugendmusik-Wettbewerb, Lausanne/CH

EDUCATION
2006-2011
Studies of music theatre at the Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding, Munich/D. 2006 parallel studies of Media and Art at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich (ZHdk), Zürich/CH

2007
Assistant of Dimiter Gotscheff at the Deutsches Theater Berlin, Berlin/D

1999-2004 
Studies of Violoncello, Major in violoncello with focus on contemporary and Baroque music, minor in piano at Hochschule der Künste Bern (HdKB), Bern/CH. 2000-2002 parallel courses at the department of performance art at (HdKB) and theatre studies at the University of Bern, Bern/CH.

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