Holger Kirleis – Bühnenmusiker, Musikperformer, Pianist und Komponist

Studied music in Hannover (Staatl. Hochschule f. Musik u. Theater) and Darmstadt (Städt. Akademie f. Tonkunst). Engagements (amongst others) at the municipal theatre of Mainz, Mainzer Unterhaus, Klecks-Theatre Hannover, original member of the project hebebühne, Musik/Literatur/ Theater since 1999 involvements in the following projects (a.o.): Paarungen - ein Aufschrei zu zweit, Das 7.Orchester zur See, Crunchy-Xmas, Gelächter aus dem Hinterhalt – Lieder von Georg Kreisler (with Bengt Kiene). CD – productions for the last two projects.

Composed music for the play kinderkleinkriegen – kriminelle Akte mit Musik and the musicals Das Narrenschiff and Bartmann, soundtrack for the TV documentary Vom Kinderkriegen, musical collages Werke großer Meister neu kom „pi“ niert, chamber music, choral music and songs based on words of the author Peter Düker.

Ongoing cooperation since 1996 with dancer Ulrike Wallis in the performance genre. Project head of the Plansch – Raum, Klang campaign, in collaboration with Fössebad and the 'Veranstaltungszentrum' at Chez Heinz (2001).
Music-text project „Klangversprecher“ together with author/speaker Bodo Dringenberg (since 2005).
Productions with author and stage artist Peter Düker: Männer angstfrei (2002), Für Hoffnung und Bier (2003).Also along with Peter Düker: Männer angstfrei: Nah dran, a monthly series of events, featuring various guests (2001 – 2005).
Piano and arrangements for Katrin Achingers Flightcrew. (since 2006)

Querkunstpreis Hannover with singer Bengt Kiene (1998)
Niedersächsischer Kleinkunstpreis with Peter Düker as „Männer angstfrei“ (2002)

now:
Hilfestellung ins Glück with Peter Düker (re-recording August 2007).
Lieder von Punk bis Chanson with Christian Sölter (Hammerhai).
Konzeptkonzerte im Spannungsfeld von Improvisartion und Komposition with musician Carsten Bethmann
Off Busch off, lyrics, vocals and musics with Christina Worthmann and Bodo Dringenberg. (2007/2008)
Diventod with Christina Worthmann and Uli Schmid (Premiere 16.6.07, Hannover)
Katrin Achinger - Flightcrew

Internet:
www.maenner-angstfrei.de
www.soelterkirleis.de

Holger Kirleis