Verena Marisa is an award-winning German-Brazilian composer, sound artist and multi-instrumentalist. She is an expert performer of the theremin – an early electronic instrument, which is played without touching it.
Verena has premiered orchestral works, such as NEW ERA at Munich Philharmonic Hall and MORPHOLOGY at Tonhalle in Munich with great critical acclaim ("one of the best new works", NMZ).
As a performer Verena appears at festivals in the experimental realm, including Jazz, Pop and New Music. She is the first thereminist to compose an entire solo concert program for this unique instrument, and continues to present it throughout Europe.
On the theremin she has collaborated fruitfully with lyricist Nora Gomringer, recipient of the prestigious Bachmann Prize.
Verenas work further comprises feature film scores. She has worked repeatedly with directors Rudi Gaul, Rainer Kaufmann and Golden Globe-nominee Max Färberböck.
In theater she has composed for Neuköllner Oper in Berlin and Schauspiel Frankfurt, with directors Sommer Ulrickson and Ersan Mondtag.
German Film Music Award
Berlin Opera Award
Franz Grothe Film Music Award
Music Award of the City of Munich
aDevantgarde Opera Award
Golden Remi / WorldFest-Houston
(team Koma Kid)
German Television Award
(team Best Picture OPERATION ZUCKER)
Hamburg Producers Award for FREUNDINNEN
Jury statement: “The composed film music is to be especially emphasized...“
Berliner Opernpreis (Förderpreis)
Förderpreis Musik der Stadt München
Golden Remi @ WorldFest-Houston
(Team Koma Kid)
(Team Bester Film OPERATION ZUCKER)
Hamburger Produzentenpreis für FREUNDINNEN
Jurybegründung: “Besonders hervorzuheben ist auch die komponierte Filmmusik...“
Press Reviews "TATORT - VERGEBUNG"
"begleitet von der tollen, leicht metallischen Filmmusik Verena Marisas" (ZEIT Online)
"Die Gänsehautstimmung verdankt er den schicksalsschweren Klangbildern von Verena Marisa" (FAZ.net)
New Project MISSING*LINK
Verena is composing the score for MISSING*LINK, a coming-of-age drama directed by Michael Baumann, starring Luca Brüggemann and Susanne Wolff.