Biography

Blaine L. Reininger is an American composer born in 1953 in Pueblo, Colorado. Having studied violin from age 9  guitar from age 11 and music theory and composition through high school and into college, he left Colorado in 1976 for San Francisco. There, in 1977, as a consequence of his studies in electronic music at San Francisco City College, he started the legendary American cult band Tuxedomoon together with classmate Steven Brown.

 In 1981, Reininger and the group left America to practice their art in Europe. Over the course of the ensuing years, many artistic collaborations took place and many cd’s were recorded. These collaborations, while mostly musical in nature, often moved into other fields such as dance, theatre, and film.

 Reininger continues to live and work in Europe, having lived in Athens, Greece since 1998.

 

FILM 

1992 “Dogs Licking My Heart”, court metrage, Lead Role, directed by Nicholas Triandafyllidis

1994 “Radio Moscow”, longue metrage, “the musician”, directed by Nicholas Triandafyllidis

1996 “The Overcoat”, telefilm, “santa claus”, directed by Nicholas Triandafyllidis

1999 “Black Milk”, longue metrage, “the magician”, directed by Nicholas Triandafyllidis

2014 “The Sentimentalists” longue metrage, “the troika member”, directed by Nicholas Triandafyllidis

2014 “Elephantas”, courte metrage, “tourist”, directed by Vagelis Zouglos

2015 “The Republic”, longue metrage, “Noel, the corrupt oilman” directed by Dimitris Tzetzas

2017 “Sacrilege”, longue metrage, Kostas, directed by Marsa Makri

 

THEATRE

1999-2000 “Agamemnon”, part of Agamemnon, Diplos Eros Theatre company, Athens Greece, directed by MikhailMarmarinos

 2000-2003 “Isaia L’Irreducibile”, part “the violinist”, Compagnia Katzenmacher, San Casciano, Italy, director AlfonsoSantagata

 2001 “Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod”, part “Henry Fonda“, Volksbuehne Theatre, Berlin, Germany, director Albrecht Hirche.

2003 “Die 10 Besten Rocksongs in der Weltgeschichte“, part  “the DJ“ soundtrack, produced by Schauspiel Koln, Cologne, Germany, director Albrecht Hirche.

2003 “Death of Danton“,“the foreigner“, soundtrack, Theatro Amore, Athens, Greece, director Albrecht Hirche

2006 “Elektra” “the musician”, originial soundtrack, Athens Festival, Athens, Greece, director Angela Brusko.

2007 “Rain”, “Matthias” Athens Festival, director Akilas Karazisis

2008 “Nykta tou Mystikon” “Miss Colorado” Greek National Theatre, director Elli Papakonstantinou

2008-10 “Electric Girl” “Thomas Swanson” Theatro Thesion, Kalamata Dance Festival, director Apostolia Papadamaki, composed music.

2009 “Baxkes” “Old Dionysos”, Theatro Poreia, director Renate Jett

2010  “Lithi”, Theatro Poreia, director Dimitris Tarlow, composed music

2010 ” New Electric Ballroom” , Theatro Xora, director Dimitris Karantzis, composed music
 
2010 “Danton’s Death”, STEGI, Onnasis Cultural Center, director Stathis Livathinos, composed music. (Nominated for award for best music of the year by Athinorama)

2011 “Double Take”, Athens Festival, choreographed by Yiota Kalimani, composed and performed music.

2011 “American Buffalo”, Theatro Poreia, director Dimitris Tarlow, composed music.

2012  “Antigone” Sophocles, Athens Epidaurus Festival, director Dimitris Bitos, composed and performed music.

2012-14 “Clear Tears”, choreographed by Thierry Smits, composed and performed music together with Steven Brown and Maxime Bodson

2015 “Angels”, video performance, Theatre du Grutli, Geneva, directed and conceived by Cosima Weiter and Alexandre Simon, composed and performed music.

2016
“Picnic With The Devil” based on “The Master and Margarita” by Bulgakov,
Greek National Theatre, Directed by Maria Panourgia. Played Woland, composed and performed original music.

2017 “Caligula” “by Albert Camus, directed by Aliki Danezi-Knutsen for the Municipal Theatre of Piraeus. Composed and performed original music.

2018 “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” by Edward Albee for STEGI, The Onassis Cultural Centre. Directed by Maria Panourgia. Composed and performed original music.

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