Frank M. Raddatz Publicist, dramaturge at various theatres. Collaboration with Heiner Müller, Frank Castorf, Dimiter Gotscheff, Jannis Kounellis, Theodoros Terzopoulos, Einar Schleef and Tadashi Suzuki, among others.
Artistic director of international cooperation Mania Thebaia (Düsseldorf/Epidaurus) 2002 and Promethiade Athens – Essen – Istanbul 2010. 2007 to May 2014 in the chief editorial office of Theater der Zeit, since then Lettre International, Berlin. Member of the ITI. Teaches at various universities, currently at HU Berlin. Numerous publications on aesthetics, literature and theatre theory.
Books on theatre and Anthroposcene
Das Drama des Anthropozän, Theater der Zeit, Berlin 2021.
Articles on art and the Anthropocene
Theater und Anthropozän, Lettre International 122, 2018, translated into Norwegian and Chinese.
Zukunftstheater, Lettre International 126, 2019.
Aktanten-Theater, Lettre International 130, 2020.
Lectures Anthropocene and theatre
October 2018 Shanghai (Ch), Tongji – University,
June 2019 Delphi (Gr),
Shanghai Tongji – University 2019.
FEATURE SWR, November 18, 2019
Der Berg rutscht – Max Frisch im literarischen Vorgarten des Anthropozän (55 min.)
Antje Boetius is a polar and deep-sea researcher, Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research and Professor of Geomicrobiology at the University of Bremen.
Born in 1967 in Frankfurt am Main, Antje Boetius studied biological oceanography in Hamburg and San Diego from 1986-1992 and received her PhD in 1996 on deep-sea microbiology.
After stays at various marine research institutes, she established a research group for the investigation of microbial habitats in the ocean at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology from 2003 to 2008. Since the end of 2008 she is head of the Helmholtz-Max Planck Bridge Group for Deep-Sea Ecology and Technology.
In 2009 Antje Boetius received the highly endowed Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation and was elected member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz. From 2010-2016 she was a member of the German Science Council, and since 2013 the chairperson of its Scientific Commission.
Antje Boetius has taken part in 49 expeditions on international research vessels and is currently working mainly on questions of the effects of climate change on the biogeochemistry and biodiversity of the Arctic Ocean. She has recently received the ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council for this work, as well as a number of prestigious awards at home and abroad.
In 2011 she has published a comprehensive non-fiction book “The Dark Paradise” on deep-sea exploration together with her father, the writer Henning Boetius. In 2018 she received the Communicator Award of the Stifterverband and the DFG. In October 2018 she was also awarded the German Environmental Prize.
Since the beginning of her career, Bibiana Beglau has worked with directors who have shaped contemporary theatre and film. She repeatedly acted under the direction of Christoph Schlingensief, Dimiter Gotscheff, Einar Schleef, Frank Castorf, Luk Perceval and Martin Kušej before she achieved national fame and international recognition with her leading role in Volker Schlöndorff’s feature film ‘Die Stille nach dem Schuss’. Bibiana Beglau has received numerous awards and honours as an actress, including the Berlinale’s Silver Bear for Best Actress, the Ulrich Wildgruber Prize and the Adolf Grimme Prize. In addition to her theatre engagements on all major German-speaking stages, Bibiana Beglau has appeared in many major film and television productions such as ‘Der Mörder und sein Kind’, ‘Der neunte Tag’, ‘3 Grad kälter’ and ‘Unter dem Eis’. She is a member of the Burgtheater in Vienna. Bibiana Beglau has been awarded the German Theatre Prize Der Faust in 2015 for her outstanding acting performance. Bibiana Beglau is a member of the Academy of Arts and the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts.
Hannah Blank, born in Stendal in 1997, has been studying acting at the TRANSform Drama School in Berlin since 2016. She plays the role of Gaia in the scenic reading “ATTENTION! YOU ARE LEAVING THE HOLOCENE SECTOR”.
This was followed by engagements at Schauspiel Köln, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Lucerne Theater, Schauspiel Hannover, and from 1996 to 2006 at Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus. After moving to Berlin, she first performed as a guest at the Berliner Ensemble, and then as a permanent member of the ensemble from 2011. Heiner Müller, B.K. Tragelehn, Dimiter Gotscheff, Adolf Dresen, Matthias Langhoff, Manfred Karge, Philip Tiedemann, Enrico Lübbe, Claus Peymann, Leander Haussmann, Robert Wilson – are some of the directors Claudia Burckhardt has worked with over the years.
Vincent Burckhardt studied cultural history and theory, sinology and literature in Berlin and Shanghai. He interned at the Berliner Ensemble, HAU and FFT Düsseldorf in theatre productions by Frank Castorf, Corinna Harfouch and Frank Raddatz. As a translator, he accompanied the Berliner Ensemble’s production of “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” (director: Michael Thalheimer) on a guest performance at the “Wuzhen Theatre Festival 2019” in China. In 2018, he supported the organisation of the “6th German-Chinese Cultural Festival Berlin”. In addition, Burckhardt was a project assistant at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Berlin and Beijing. Since the beginning of 2020, he has been project coordinator at the Theatre of the Anthropocene.
The French harpist Amandine Carbuccia has been principal harpist of the Bremen Philharmonic since 2015. She began her musical education at the Conservatoire de Nice at the age of seven. She then studied at the CNSMD de Lyon, where she completed her Master’s degree with distinction. She completed her studies at the HfMdK in Frankfurt am Main in 2017 with the concert exam.
She has made guest appearances with renowned orchestras such as the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester Hamburg, the Munich Philharmonic, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, at the Hamburg and Hanover State Operas and has performed on concert tours at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York, the Berlin Philharmonie and the Vienna Musikverein.
Parallel to her orchestral career, Amandine Carbuccia performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician. She has also won prizes at numerous international competitions. Amandine Carbuccia was a scholarship holder of the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Foundation, the ADAMI and the Academie musicale de Villecroze.
Irene Christ works as an actress and director. After completing her studies at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rostock and at the Mecklenburgischen Landestheater Parchim, she performed at the Schauspielhaus Bochum, the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, the Volksbühne Berlin and the Staatstheater Kassel, amongst others. She worked with directors such as Dimiter Gotscheff, Leander Haussmann, Klaus Emmerich, Cornelia Crombholz, Thomas Schendel, Patrick Schlössser and Josh Fox.
Irene Christ has also appeared in numerous roles on German, British and Maltese television and in several feature films. On the island of Malta, Irene Christ runs the theatre company “Actinghouse Productions”. She teaches at the “Ernst Busch” Academy of Dramatic Arts Berlin and is a mentor for up-and-coming directors at the Berlinale Talents and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. In addition, Irene Christ leads the “Psycho Comedians”, a theatre group in a psychiatric institution.
She currently plays and directs at the Schlosspark Theater Berlin.
Ebeert was born in 1967 and grew up in Vienna. As an actor, after first working at the Theater in der Josefstadt in Vienna and the Stadttheater Klagenfurt, he was a permanent ensemble at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus from 2000 to 2006. There he worked with Alexander Kubelka, Anna Badora, Igor Bauersima, Patrick Schlösser and Helmuth Lohner, among others. This was followed by a permanent engagement at the Berliner Ensemble with directors such as Philip Tiedemann, Claus Peymann, Manfred Karge, Thomas Langhoff and Robert Wilson. Since 2013, Alexander Ebeert has worked freelance at the Volksbühne Berlin with Sebastian Klink and at the Heimathafen Neukölln with Nicole Oder and Andreas Merz, among others. As “Peter Pan” at Heimathafen Neukölln and as a field preacher in “Mother Courage” at Stadttheater Klagenfurt, most recently as Emperor Franz Josef in “Radetzkymarsch” at VBB Bozen and as a curator in “Servus Srecno Kärntenpark” by Bernd Liepold-Mosser at Stadttheater Klagenfurt.
Andreas Deinert completed his camera studies in Berlin in 1997 and has since worked as a cameraman and steadicam operator for film and television. With Frank Castorf’s production of Der Idiot after Fyodor Dostoyevsky, he also began working as a live stage cameraman and video designer for theatre productions. Since 2002, he has worked with Jens Crull on sixteen live video productions alone, including Gier nach Gold after Frank Norris, Schuld und Sühne after Dostoevsky and Der schöne Tod, an opera project for the Nordnorsk Symphony Orchestra in Norway. He was also responsible, together with Jens Crull, for the video design for Frank Castorf’s production of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Bayreuth Festival (2013-17). In 2012, he directed the feature film Das unheimliche Tal, and is also a shareholder in Starfish Filmproduktion.
Ziv Frenkel is a dancer, director and choreographer. He was born in Beit-Alfa, Israel. From 1988-95 he was a member of the Kibbutz Dance
Company which was lead by Yehudit Arnon. In 1995-1999 he was member of the ensemble of the Bremer Tanztheater. From 1999-2008 he was part of the choreographic theatre of Johann Kresnik
at the Volksbühne Berlin and the Theater Bonn. He is a founding member of the steptext dance project in Bremen. Since 2010 Frenkel collaborates closely with the choreographer and director Rosamund Gilmore, e.g. for the “Ring der Nibelungen” at Oper Leipzig. Frenkel also appears as a director and creates his own choreographic works. He works together with artists of varous artistic forms, such as Valentí Rocamora i Torà, Yoshiko Waki (body talk Münster), Helge Letonja (steptext dance project Bremen), the dancer Anne Minetti, the composer Stepha Schweiger, the sound designer Florian Tippe and the directors Sebastian Bauer and Anselm Dalfert. Furthermor Frenkel cooperated with the artist Christoph Dahlhausen and the photographers Axel Largo and Pedro
Malinowski. For the Theatre of the Anthropocene Frenkel developped an performance that has been shown as part of the Chinese-German dialogue series “Me(er)tamorphosen”.
Alexander Gerner, born in Berlin in 1994, studies acting at the TRANSform Drama School. He took part in the production “Lysistrata” (director: Janina Szarej) at the Kleist Forum in Frankfurt an der Oder as well as in several commercials. In the scenic reading “ATTENTION! YOU ARE LEAVING THE HOLOCENE SECTOR” he plays the role of the philosopher.
From 1998 to 2003 the architect Thomas Gräbel worked in various architecture and urban planning offices in Berlin. In 2003, he took up a position as a research assistant in the Department of Architectural and Planning Theory at the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at Leibniz University of Hanover. Since 2009 Gräbel has been working as a freelancer in Hamburg. Together with Hille von Seggern and Sabine Rabe, he is a partner of arge studio urbane landschaften_bildung, where he is in charge of projects for children and teenagers. Since 2016 Gräbel has also been teaching at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg.
Mark Lammert was born in Berlin in 1960 and works as a stage designer and painter.
Since 1993 he has been creating stage sets in Berlin, Lisbon, Paris, Athens/Epidaurus, Geneva and Stuttgart, among other places.
Since 2011 Lammert has been Professor of Painting and Drawing at the Berlin University of the Arts and since 2015 a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts.
Lammert was awarded the Käthe Kollwitz Prize in 1993. His works have been shown at numerous exhibitions (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2005, Notation, 2008/09, Benjamin and Brecht, 2017) as well as at the Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP) in Paris and the Kramarsky Collection in New York.
Janna Mohr, born in Zurich, completed a Lecoq movement theatre training in Brussels, was a Migros Culture Percentage grant winner, founded the compagnie “Ausartung” with fellow students and was an intern at the Centre of the Theatre of the Oppressed in Rio de Janeiro. She worked as a theatre teacher and assistant director at the Schauspielhaus Zurich, among other places, and acted in various theatre and short film productions. Since 2018 she has been studying Contemporary Puppetry at the HfS Ernst Busch in Berlin and is a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation.
Katrin Möller was born in Mecklenburg in 1963. She studied biology at the Humboldt University of Berlin and has been working on forest conservation in Eberswalde since 1988.
Katrin Möller received her doctorate in 1995 from the Forest Science Section at the TU Dresden in Tharandt.
Since 2004, she has been head of the forest protection team at the Eberswalde State Forest Institute. This includes advising foresters and forest owners as well as local authorities on all questions of forest protection. Katrin Möller focuses on insects and the question, which species can cause damage and what measures should be taken in this regard. A personal favourite of hers is the natural antagonists of harmful insects: ants, ichneumon flies and caterpillar flies.
Kevin Mooney is an Irish musician, who began his musical career in 1976 with the anarchist Punk band „The European Cowards“. He was then enlisted as the Bass Guitar player for „Adam and the Ants“. After quitting the band he formed „Wide Boy Awake”. Later Mooney formed the band „Max“ and also worked together with the singer Sinéad O’Connor. After spending a few years in Florida and Boston Massachusetts he returned to London and formed the band „Lavender Pill Mob“. Mooney now works as a Solo Artist, writing, recording and producing in Sound and Images at the Hermit Group 1. Atelier.At present, he divides his time between Berlin, London, Dublin and Switzerland.
Marvin Münstermann made first acting experiences at the Landestheater Dessau at the age of 13 where he took part in “Me and my Girl”, “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” and “Faust”.
From 2007 to 2014 he completed a musical singing training with Günther Bernhardt in Leipzig and took part in various independent musical productions. Afterwards Martvin Münstermann studied acting at the Filmschauspielschule Berlin, from which he graduated in 2018.
Since 2015 Marvin Münstermann participated in several performances suchas “Fluchtgedanken”, “Purgatory in Ingolstadt”, “Sissy Murnau” and “Heile Welt”atthe BlackBoxx Theater Berlin. He has also appeared in numerous short films and played at the Schaubühne Berlin (“The Italian Night”) and the Theater Naumburg (“The Servant of Two Masters”).
Since last year he has been working at the Schlosspark Theater Berlin, where he has appeared in “Ruhe! Wir drehen!”.
Sabine Rabe is an open space designer. From 1996-2002 she worked for lad+ landschaftsarchitektur diekmann in Hannover. From 2005-2012 she worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Open Space Development at the Leibniz University of Hannover. In 2009 she founded the office osp urbanelandschaften, which became rabe landschaften in 2012. Together with Hille von Seggern and Thomas Gräbel she is a partner in the arge studio urbane landschaften_bildung. In the years 2012-2014, Rabe also held a deputy professorship for “green and open space planning” at RWTH Aachen University. Since 2019, she has been a member of the urban development working group of AK Hamburg.
Ilse Ritter is an actress, who has performed at the Schauspielhaus Bochum, the Schaubühne Berlin, the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, the Berliner Ensemble, among others. She has worked with the directors Claus Peymann, Frank Castorf, Luc Bondy, Falk Richter, Peter Stein, Robert Wilson and Peter Zadek. Ilse Ritter is a member of the Freie Akademie der Künste Hamburg and the Deutsche Akademie der Darstellenden Künste. In 1985 and 1994 she was named actress of the year.
Kathrin Röggla (*1971, Salzburg) is a writer living in Berlin.
She has published many volumes of prose, most recently “Nachtsendung. Unheimliche Geschichten” (2016), essays such as “Die falsche Frage. Über Theater, Politik und die Kunst, das Fürchten nicht zu verlernen” (2015), numerous theatre texts, most recently “Normalverdiener” (2017), and radio plays, most recently “Verfahren” (WDR/BR, January 2020), which deals with the court case on the crimes of the NSU.
As an artist between the media, she also produced a documentary film (ZDF 2012), worked as an installer and curated an exhibition entitled “The Elephant in Space” at the Akademie der Künste (2019).
She has been awarded numerous literary prizes for her literary work, including the Arthur Schnitzler Prize (2012) and the “Nestroy” for best play (2011). Kathrin Röggla is a member of the Darmstadt Academy for Language and Poetry, the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, and the Academy of Arts in Berlin, of which she has been vice president since 2015.
Moritz Schönbrodt was born in Leipzig in 1999 and studies contemporary puppetry at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin. In 2020 he was awarded a scholarship from the 8th International Summer Campus of the artist town Kalbe. With the object theatre piece “Jean-mon-hérrison / Hans mein Igel”, inspired by the Brothers Grimm, Schönbrodt performed together with Enikő Szász at the festival “Les mains en l`air” in Brittany in 2019. In 2020 he took part as a narrator in the radio play “Die Verlassene” after Honoré de Balzac (DLF, directed by Stefanie Hoster). He created film works for the Literaturhaus Berlin on the occasion of Friedrich Hölderlin’s 250th birthday. In 2021 Schönbrodt created his own radio play production as director. Author and narrator, Schönbrodt created his own radio play production “Blätter, Dämmerung – Die Esche von Eythra”. As a puppeteer, he can be seen in the scenic-musical reading “Requiem for a Forest” by the Theatre of the Anthropocene.
She also works as a freelance editor, teaches language art in Vienna and translates, most recently Robert Macfarlane (Die verlorenen Wörter, Matthes & Seitz Berlin 2018) and Lisa Robertson, among others. She is also active with the non-profit KOOK e.V., for which she last curated the literature performance festival KOOK.MONO in 2018. Numerous international performances and collaborations, including with the illustrator Andreas Töpfer, the dancer David Bloom and the musicians* Roland Dahinden and Hildegard Keeb.
Daniela Seel published the poetry collections ich kann diese stelle nicht wiederfinden, kookbooks 2011, was weißt du schon von prärie, kookbooks 2015, und Auszug aus Eden, Verlag Peter Engstler 2019, as well as together with Frank Kaspar the radio feature was weißt du schon von prärie, SWR/DLF 2015. In 2016, together with Anja Bayer and in collaboration with the Deutsches Museum, she gave out the anthology all dies hier, majestät, ist deins. Lyrik im Anthropozän.
For her work she has received the Friedrich Hölderlin Förderpreis, the art prize for literature from Lotto Brandenburg, the Mondsee Poetry Prize and the top prize at the first German Publishing Prize in 2019.
Tanja Seiner studied product design and scenography at the University of Design Karlsruhe and subsequently worked as a designer of industrial products and museum installations at Studio Jerszy Seymour in Berlin.
Starting from design practice and the question of the processes and actors that shape human and non-human living environments, she curated exhibitions for Lothringer13 in Munich, Marta Herford and Design Museum Gent. With the collective UnDesignUnit, which she co-founded, she realised formats that negotiate complex contemporary issues and make them tangible, among others for the Hygiene Museum Dresden, Die Neue Sammlung Munich and BIOTOPIA – Naturkundemuseum Bayern. Tanja Seiner recently curated the exhibition Fungi for Future – The (In)visible Power of Mushrooms for the BIOTOPIA Lab in Munich-Nymphenburg.
She regularly brings her curatorial issues into teaching: she has taught at the Kunsthochschule Kassel and the Academies of Fine Arts in Munich and Nuernberg.
(Photo: Verena Kathrein)
Meiting Shi, born in Nanchang, People’s Republic of China, is a teacher and performer. In the past she initiated several theatre pedagogical projects with children in Germany and China. She also worked with the Chinese poet Yang Lian and the ethnologist Michael Oppitz.
Su Xiaogang is an actor and theatre director. He is a member of the Chinese Drama Association, President of the Beijing Association for Theatre Development and an initiator and the artistic director of the 1,2,3 Theatre Alliance. As a performer Su worked together with Feng Jiangzhou, with whom he was invited to participate in the Kassel China Public Art Exhibition in 2012. Together with the famous Chinese director Meng Jinghui he was invited to the Lessing Theater festival in Hamburg in 2014. He also performed as an actor in Poland, France, Canada an Japan.
Su also appeared as a director and his performances were invited to the Fringe Festival (2014/2017/2018/2019) and to the Wuzhen Theatre Festival 2019. His latest play “Mauser” (Heiner Müller) was selected as the closing drama of the 2019 Beijing Fringe Festival and has been invited to the 2020 Contemporary Theater Biennale in Shenzhen. For the Theatre of the Anthropocene Su produced the short film “Medea”, which was shown at the Chinese-German online dialogue series “me(er)tamorphosen”.
Enikő Mária Szász was born in Budapest in 1995 and studies contemporary puppetry at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin. With the object theatre piece “Jean-mon-hérrison/Hans mein Igel”, inspired by the Brothers Grimm, Szász performed together with Moritz Schönbrodt at the festival “Les mains en l`air” in Brittany in 2019. As a puppeteer, she can be seen in the scenic-musical reading “Requiem for a Forest” by the Theatre of the Anthropocene.
Peter Trabner is a freelance actor for film, television and theatre. He likes to improvise in public spaces. As a second mainstay, Trabner has developed an earthworm meditation method (E-M-M) and an earthworm training (E-T) over the last few years. Trabner has already travelled to Australia, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Singapore and many European countries as a lecturer with the E-M-M that he developed.
Sonnhild Trujillo was born in 1998 near Neustadt a.d. Weinstraße and has lived in Berlin since 2016. She is studying acting at the TRANSform drama school. She played in several performances at Hanns Eisler College or Academy of Music and appeared in a music video of the Israeli singer Noga Eren. Besides Trujillo works as a model. In the scenic reading “ATTENTION! YOU ARE LEAVING THE HOLOCENE SECTOR” she plays the role of the scientist.
Prof. i.R. Dr.-Ing. Hille von Seggern is an architect, urban planner and landscape designer. She is a board member of the foundation “AlltagForschungKunst” in Hamburg, which she founded together with Timm Ohrt.
She works artistically as Hille von Seggern & Timm Ohrt Alltag-Forschung-Kunst/HH, is a board member of the STUDIO URBANE LANDSCHAFTEN/H/HH, works in research and practical projects in Studio urbane Landschaften – Arbeitsgemeinschaften and as Senior Advisor at Rabe Landschaften, Hamburg.
From 1982 to 2012, she led the Ohrt-von Seggern-Partner office, architecture-urban development-urban research, together with Timm Ohrt. From 1995 to 2008 she was a professor for open space planning, design and urban development at the Technical University of Hanover and founded – together with Julia Werner – the STUDIO URBANE LANDSCHAFTEN as an interdisciplinary network and think tank for teaching, research and practice. After her studies in Braunschweig and Darmstadt she worked as a research assistant, in several offices and since 1974 as a freelancer. She received her doctorate in 1982, is a member of the SRL and DASL and was the national chairperson of the SRL from 1989 to 1993.
Leopold von Verschuer, who grew up bilingually in Brussels, moves between theatre, literature and radio art.
His preference is for the quirky sounds of “impossible” texts, which he realizes as an actor, director and translator in the German and French-speaking areas. His translations from French are published by Alexander Verlag, Theater der Zeit and Verlag Matthes & Seitz.
A special collaboration connects him with the authors Valère Novarina (since 1994) and Kathrin Röggla (since 2001).
He has performed and directed in Cologne, Paris, Avignon, Vienna, Graz, Lisbon, Düsseldorf, Mülheim, Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne, Berlin and elsewhere.
He has produced radio plays for Bayrischer Rundfunk and Deutschlandradio Kultur, most recently in 2018 the three-part play “Die Rede an die Tiere” by Valère Novarina and in 2019 the poetry radio play “Luna Luna” by Maren Kames.
Wang Xinyuan was born in Baotou, Inner Mongolia (China). She has been studying humanities especially philosophy in Tongji University since 2017. She was a student president of Chinese Opera Association in Tongji University, youth theater critic of CSIAF (China Shanghai International Arts Festival) and a volunteer of the FITS (Sibiu International Theater Festival) in Romania. For the Theatre of the Anthropocene, she participated as a Soprano singer in the performance “The Frog in the Old Well”, which was shown during the Chinese-German dialogue series “Me(er)tamorphosen”.
Yang is a Guqin musician and founding member of the “Yuechuan Guqin Studio”. He was trained by several Guqin professors in Konglin Guqin Pavilion in the Chinese province of Sichuan. He also spent long time travelling in order to study the skills and knowledge of other Guqin masters.
With an academic background of Chinese Literature, Philosophy and Religion, he was engaged in the study of religious ritual and ritual music. Yang is especially interested in the relationship between Daoism and Guqin.
In 2018 he came to Berlin to spread the knowledge and technique of the Chinese traditional instrument Guqin in Germany. In Berlin he founded the “Xü” Troupe & Orchestra.