Annette Gentz

PC Nackt

Biography

Patrick Christensen aka PC Nackt (*1975) is one of the most versatile artists in the German music scene. As a composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and performer his work is characterized by the combination of classical influences, popular music and experimental sounds. Together with his partner Chérie, he started the electro-punk band Warren Suicide and founded the studio Chez Chérie, which has since become a hub for international musicians, artists and filmmakers.

As Musical director and co-founder of the String Theory project, PC Nackt has toured with the String Theory Orchestra and singer-songwriter José González throughout Europe and the United States since 2011.

PC Nackt has been composing music for international film and theatre productions including Wim Wenders' Film Land Of Plenty and the TV-series Breaking Bad. His soundtrack for the movie Equals, co-written by Sascha Ring and Dustin O’Halloran, was honoured with the Soundtrack Stars Award at the Venice Film Festival in 2015.

PC Nackt also acts as a producer and writer for various international artists such as Sascha Ring aka Apparat, Yello's Dieter Meier and Albanian singer Fatime Kosumi aka ANDRRA.

Since 2016, PC Nackt has been collaborating with punk poet and director Schorsch Kamerun on a series of electro operas, which have been performed in various European cities.


Theatre

Spuren der Verirrten (Footsteps of the Lost), 2018
Direction: Schorsch Kamerun
Music: PC Nackt, Schorsch Kamerun
Theater Basel

Ein Sommernachtstraum im Cyber Valley, 2018
Artistic Direction: Schorsch Kamerun
Music: PC Nackt, Schorsch Kamerun
Schauspiel Stuttgart

Paradise Lost, 2016
Schorsch Kamerun
Theater Basel

Guts over Fear, 2015
Live scoring of the Schlingensief-film "Menu Total"

with 6 trombones of the STEGREIF orchestra and electronics
Silent Green Kulturquartier

Ich habe um Hilfe gerufen. Es kamen Tierschreie zurück, 2015
Concept, text and direction: Fabian Hinrichs, Schorsch Kamerun
Performance: Fabian Hinrichs, Schorsch Kamerun, PC Nackt
Hebbel am Ufer in the context of "Marx' Gespenster"

Hair, 2014
Directed by Robert Lehniger
Arrangement by Warren Suicide
Theatre Bremen

The Lion in Winter, 2014
Directed by Sebastian Hartmann
Deutsches Theater Berlin

Der Traum eines lächerlichen Menschen, 2013
Directed by Sebastian Hartmann
Centraltheater Leipzig

Mein Faust, 2012
Directed by Sebastian Hartmann
Centraltheaer Leipzig

Hamlet ist tot - keine Schwerkraft, 2010 
Directed by Florian von Hoermann

Don Carlos, 2009
Directed by Florian von Hoermann
Staatstheater Karlsruhe

HerzIV, 2009
Directed by Vicky Schmatolla
Staatsschauspiel Dresden

Transporter, 2008
Directed by Florian von Hoermann

Das trunkene Schiff, 2007
Directed by Florian von Hoermann
Schauspiel Frankfurt 

Dance

No Gravity, 2011
Choreography: Company Irène K
Aachen
 
Adom Modulations, 2008
Choreography: Zufit Simon
Tanznacht Berlin
 
inside/Out, 2007
Choreography: Katja Wachter
Muffathalle, Munich
 
Pseudocouples, 2006
Choreography: Katja Wachter
Prinzregenten Theatre, Munich
 
Steine sind Steine, 2000
Choreography: Michaela Christensen
Copenhagen


Film

Indarella, 2018
directed by Ralf Schmerberg
w/ co-author Shri Sriram

Fonotune: An Electric Fairytale, 2017
directed by Fabian Huebner

Equals, 2015
directed by Drake Doremus
w/ co-authors Sascha Ring and Dustin O'Halloran
Soundtrack Stars Award, Venice Film Festival

Die Klasse, 2014
directed by Ben von Grafenstein

David wants to fly, 2010
directed by David Sieveking

Land of Plenty, 2004
directed by Wim Wenders

Songs in films:

Liegen Lernen, 2003
directed by Hendrik Handloegten
songs

Sophiiiie!, 2002
directed by Michael Hofmann
songs

Im Juli, 2000
directed by Fatih Akin
songs

Berlin/Göteborg String Theory

The Berlin/ Göteborg String Theory holds conducting collective art-happenings and workshops since 2007 in Germany and Sweden.
It is an orchestra project (feat. PC Nackt as conductor/arranger) including a great number of influential German and Swedish musical/visual artists and THE WORLD STRING THEORY orchestra.The project's goal is to create an international platforms for artists and to overcome artistic, political and economical boundaries.

The String Theory & José González
Jan/Feb/Mar 2
017 (Concert Tour Europe and USA)
November 2017 (Berlin, diverse cities in Sweden, Wiesbaden)
Fall 2018 (European Tour)

Signal x - Suite 2

Workshop and performance
Energeticon Alsdorf, 2013

Signal x - Suite 1
Workshop and performance
Energeticon Alsdorf, 2012


Collaboration with José Gonzales, March/April 2011
including a tour with 19 shows in concert halls around Europe

The Aachen String Theory, 2011
Concert at Energeticon Alsdorf

The Göteborg String Theory, 2010
Concert at Konzerthuset Göteborg

The Berlin String Theory, 2008
New Years Concert at Volksbühne Berlin


Warren Sucide

Experimental electro-punk-art group formed in 2002 (feat. PC Nackt as vocalist, instrumentalist, programmer, producer)

Signed to Fume Recordings in the UK until 2007 and to the Berlin Label Shitkatapult in 2008.

Festivals, concerts and art-happenings all around Europe (Rock am Ring / Glastonbury / Roskilde etc.)

Fervent radio support leading to shows in the USA, featured in various publications including: NME,Metro,Playlouder,Observer Music Monthly, Time Out, Clash Magazine, Flux, Creative Review etc.

Received overwhelming support from DJs including: Steve Lamacq, Zane Lowe, Fatboy Slim, Laurent Garnier, Trevor Jackson, Tiga & Ivan Smagghe (Black Strobe), T.Raumschmiere and Flux FM


Discography

Warren Suicide 2002-2015 (selection)

World Warren Remixes
EP (Shitkatapult)

World Warren III
Album (Shitkatapult)

What did you do?!
EP (Shitkatapult)

Requiem for a missing link
Album (Shitkatapult)

The Hello
Album (Fume Recordings)

mini-album “Warren Suicide”
CD/DVD release
(Fume Recordings)

Listen to National Radio Stations
EP

“1”
EP (1st Decade)

 

As Producer (selection)

ANDRRA: Palinë, 2017

Dieter Meier: Out of Chaos, 2014

Unmap: Pressures, 2013

Wende Snijders: Last Resistance, 2013

Apparat: Krieg und Frieden, 2013

Hans Unstern: The Great Hans Unstern Swindle, 2012

The Aachen String Theory, 2012

Apparat: Devil`s Pact, 2011

The Göteborg String Theory, 2010

Hans Unstern: Kratz Dich Raus, 2009

The Berlin String Theory, 2008

Band Deutscher Mädels2007

CONCERT TOUR

THE STRING THEORY & JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ

Musical directors / conductors:
Patrick Christensen aka PC Nackt and Ben Lauber

 



The String Theory is an artist collective and production company based in Berlin and Gothenburg that since 2007 explores the outskirts of contemporary classical music and wild pop by means of collaborative workshops, studio recordings and live performances. The String Theory pursues a long term experimental approach, investigating new ways of interdisciplinary collaboration, incorporating visual art, developing new performance concepts and facilitating international artist networking.

Being essentially experimental in nature, The String Theory never stops questioning its own goals and sets out to regularly re-invent the way each separate project is conducted, and to further develop the unique sound of the ensemble.

The celebrated collaboration between José González and the String Theory Orchestra, conducted by Patrick Christensen aka PC Nackt toured extensively in Europe in 2017 with additional dates in the U.S.A. The tour will continue in fall 2018:

17 September 2018 - Aarhus Musikhuset, DK
18 September 2018 - The Danish Royal Opera, Copenhagen, DK
19 September 2018 - Live Music Hall Cologne, DE
20 September 2018 - Royal Albert Hall London, UK
21 September 2018 - Dome Concert Hall Brighton, UK
22 September 2018 - Albert Hall Manchester, UK
23 September 2018 - O2 Academy Bristol, UK
24 September 2018 - Concertgebouw Brugge, BE
25 September 2018 - Volkshaus Zurich, CH
26 September 2018 - Les Docks Lausanne, CH
27 September 2018 - Cultuurcentrum Hasselt, BE
28 September 2018 - Feierabendhaus Ludwigshafen, DE
29 September 2018 - Salle Pleyel Paris, FR
01 October 2018 - Teatro Lope de Vega Madrid, ES
02 October 2018 - Coliseo dos Recreios Lisbon, PT
04 October 2018 - L'Auditori Barcelona, ES
05 October 2018 - Paloma Nîmes, FR
07 October 2018 - Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht, NL
08 October 2018 - Laeiszhalle Hamburg, DE

“The intrepid orchestra embrace the unorthodox […] the contemporary and the traditional, combining electronic background noises with luscious string arrangements and insistent brass. […] It isn't just impressive, it's progressive.”
The Independent

© Jan Marbach

MUSIC FOR THEATRE

EIN SOMMERNACHTSTRAUM IM CYBER VALLEY

Artistic Direction: Schorsch Kamerun
Music: PC Nackt, Schorsch Kamerun



In a music theatre adaption of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, director and singer Schorsch Kamerun dedicates himself to the new idea of a Stuttgart-located “cyber valley“.
 
World Premiere: February 24, 2018 at Kammertheater Stuttgart


© Dorothea Tuch

MUSIC FOR THEATRE

ICH HABE UM HILFE GERUFEN. ES KAMEN TIERSCHREIE ZURÜCK

Directed by Fabian Hinrichs, Schorsch Kamerun
Music and performance: Fabian Hinrichs, Schorsch Kamerun, PC Nackt



‘Would you like to shoot me now? Somehow you are now trying to shift the blame. You said yourself that you’re not very good with numbers. Maybe I never became a ichthyologist. But the really big dreams came true. Berlin and all of that. And YOU are now judging me on MY life?’

Fabian Hinrichs and Schorsch Kamerun meet the composer PC Nackt und dancers from Minsk for an epic performance – about whatever capital – interrupted by music and questions about how we can rule ourselves and at the same time escape from the ever commercialising apple strudel.              

After its premiere at Berlin’s Hebbel am Ufer as part of the festival Marx’ Gespenster, the piece produced by HAU, Kampnagel Hamburg and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt was performed in Hamburg in December and in Frankfurt in February 2016.


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