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"I value the visceral, the fleeting and the enigmatic in the works of art. I am looking for the subjective and the abstract, the savage and the expressive, the open and multi-layered. I am interedted in the performativity and intermediality, the temporal and spatial transcendence, crosspoints and negotiations between analog and digital worlds. Music, movement, video, light and scene: suspended, floating..."

Reviews

"A refreshingly young and new format on an ancient theme of love. The cleverly arranged sequence of works ... throws a  universal light on the theme... the evening exuderates a pleasant human atmosphere without a hint of patina or cult of genius. This is thanks to the composer, documentary filmmaker and director Valerij Lisac, well versed in the independent Cologne theatre scene." - O-Ton editorial on staged concert “LOVESONGS", Sept. 2019

"The Festival for Ancient Music has dared an impressive experiment: "Dido and Aeneas", the oldest love story of English opera with the music by Henry Purcell, staged in a multimedial fashion by the Cologne director Valerij Lisac fusing music, singing, dance and video installation.” - Rheinische Post on operastaging  “Dido & Aeneas”, Sept. 2017

"Mythology in a modern guise" and "An entertaining contemporary opera evening" - O-Ton editorial on operastaging "Dido & Aeneas", Sept. 2017

"... most impressive music by Valerij Lisac, that complements the piece perfectly." - O-Ton editorial on "HEIMAT 4.0", March 2018

»A miracle-cure for any bouts of annoyance and ill temper... A psychedelic ride through a staccato dance of film, music and picture quotes. Projectons consistently offer alternate spaces for theatre-action where 3D movie passages kidnap the party guests into Gerry's sensory delusions. Frog mutants are planning human experiments on Gerry - it’s a wild roller coaster ride.« - Die Deutsche Bühne on “Gras drüber" ("Raising Martha"), Oct. 2018

"State-of-the-art and really spectacular!" - WDR local time on staged concert "Die Tageszeiten", Sept 2016

"An outstanding evening, do not miss it... It works so well because Fürst and the musician and video designer Valerij Lisac created an evening as a long music-track with a steady beat." - KSTA on Jelinek's "Winterreise", Jan. 2015

"Opulent projections by the video-designer Valerij Lisac... provide entertaining moments with a virtual wink." - magazine "musicals" on "Anna Göldi - The Musical", Oct. 2017

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Being Ludwig van

3-Part Virtual-Reality-Series
Screenplay & Directing | Camera, Edit and Sounddesign
ZAMUS/Festival of Ancient Music Knechtsteden, 2020

Pierrot lunaire

Musictheatre
Staging, Lights & Videodesign
Reykjavík Arts Festival 2014

LOVESONGS

Staged Concert
Concept, Staging & Videodesign
Festival of Ancient Music Knechtsteden 2019

Die Tageszeiten

Staged Concert
Concept, Staging & Videodesign
Festival of Ancient Music Knechtsteden 2017

Zur schönen Aussicht

Theatre
Videodesign | Camera & Edit
Theatre Bonn, 2018

BASQUIAT:RE-MIX09

Theatre
Videodesign
GLOBALIZE:COLOGNE Festival 2010

The Government Inspector

Theatre
Music & Videodesign | Camera & Edit
Stadttheater Ingolstadt, 2019

The Sun on the Tongue

Theatre
Videodesign | Camera & Edit
Studiobühne Cologne, 2011

SCREAM!NG MATTER

Modern Dance
Music & Sounddesign
Barnes Crossing Cologne, 2020

East meets West

Modern Dance
Music & Sounddesign
Rautestrauch-Joest Museum Cologne, 2012

Étude Cinétique #3 in3D

3D Videoinstallation
3D Visuals | Camera & Edit
CYCLE Art & Music Festival, Iceland 2016

The Passage

Video Installation
Directing | Music, Camera & Edit
BYOB 2017

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Valerij Lisac creates theatrical, installative, performative and cinematic projects. He also composes music for stage and film, works as musical director, video designer, documentary filmmaker and director.

He is particularly interested in performative and intermedial concert and music theater forms.

As composer and video designer regularly at Theater a. d. Ruhr, Theater Bonn, SchauSpielHaus Hamburg, Stadttheater Ingolstadt etc.; with A.Tonal Theater, El Cuco Projekt, Carlus Padrissa (La Fura dels Baus), Valentina Carrasco, Sebastian Kreyer, Gesine Danckwart, Trust Dance Theatre (Seoul), Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra etc.

His directorial debut - a multimedia staging of Schoenberg's musical drama "Pierrot lunaire" for the Reykjavík Arts Festival 2014 was nominated for the Icelandic Music Award 2014 and Nordic Council Music Prize 2015. In the following years he staged several times at the annual Festival Alte Musik Knechtsteden.

In a long-standing partnership with the Ensemble Musikfabrik, Valerij Lisac documents ensembles large- scale projects and rehearsal process of music-theatrical works like Partch’s “Delusion of Fury” (H. Goebbels) or Hosokawa’s “Hanjo” (C. Bieito). The expertise in creating captivating online content informed greatly the subsequent experimental online-media and audience development projects with A.Tonal.Theater Cologne and Creative Europe Programm founded projects with “Dancing on the Edge Festival” Amsterdam, “Les Bancs Public” Marseilles and BOZAR Bruxelles.

Working with Prof. Dr. Elena Ungeheuer at the Institute for Communication Research and Phonetics at the University of Bonn, Valerij Lisac helped develop the music-didactic online portal for school children - the atomium multimedial. He regularly leads creative workshops with young people on the topic of music and media.

Valerij Lisac is a member of the Lucid Dream  Art-Collective and A.Tonal.Theater Group. He lives and works in Cologne.

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