Tristan Braun works as a director, musician and performer after having studied stage directing at Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin. The variety of tools and contexts he works with find their foundation in his aim to transform and blend historical, traditional with contemporary material into new forms. In his main work as a stage director he applies these principles both in classical opera at places like Staatsoper Hamburg or Bayreuth Festival as well as in free productions, e.d. at radialsystem Berlin. As a baroque violinist, he plays with ensembles such as Concerto Köln, lautten compagney or La Banda among persuing contemporary and chamber music projects. Not only since he worked with choreographer and director Sasha Waltz, contemporary dance plays a big part in his approach to the stage. He connects di ff erent art forms to find a new understanding of contemporary culture, and reappraises the role of the audience in a live performance. This approach led to projects such as the well-received music theatre installation MEMBRA which he produced, directed and presented at Kühlhaus Berlin in 2020 as a multi-layered response to the first experiences of the pandemic.