ARCHITECT, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, AUTHOR
Thomas Stammer works in Europe, Great Britain, the USA and Asia. His feature films, TV movies and commercials have won various honors for outstanding production design. Thomas Stammer is a lecturer for digital set extensions at the Film-akademie Baden-Württemberg, a member of the German Film Academy and a fellow of the Villa Aurora, Foundation for European American Relationships, in Los Angeles.
Composer and percussionist Michael Wertmueller performed internationally at festivals (selection: Donaueschinger Musiktage, MaerzMusik, Lucerne Festival, Ruhr Triennale, musica viva, Ultraschall Festival, Biennale Tel Aviv, JazzFest Berlin, Wien Modern, London Jazz Festival.) He was a member of the Bern Symphony Orchestra, and a guest performer at Concertgebouw Orkest Amsterdam, in several radio recordings, premieres and solo concerts.
In the 1990s he was part of the band Alboth! and since 2004 he is part of the trio Full Blast (together with Peter Brötzmann and Marino Pliakas). He collaborated with John Cale, Bill Laswell, Blixa Bargeld, Jim O’Rourke, Brötzmann Chicago Tentet and Mouse on Mars, and composed the oratorio Kirche der Angst for Christoph Schlingensief.
Michael Wertmueller received numerous scholarships and awards in Bern/Thun, at the Academy of Arts Berlin, as composer in residencies in Los Angeles, Cairo, Amsterdam, St. Petersburg and Sofia. Since 2005 he is a guest lecturer at the Humboldt University and the University of the Arts in Berlin.
Oehlen’s oeuvre is impressively diverse and includes paintings, drawings, and collages, as well as room-sized installations and stage sets, prints, computer graphics, photo montages, and even records. Albert Oehlen is a representative of neo-expressive painting.