bois mort

photo: Matthias Fugel

bois mort (dead wood) is a solo performance with acoustic guitar, objects and live-electronics.


A sonic journey through the instrument and its material in search of the natural in music and the musical in nature.


The guitar is reduced to its essence: a wooden box with resonating strings.

Robert Menczel - acoustic guitar, live-electronics, composition

Sander Saarmets - co-composition (Driftwood)

Giorgos Stavridis - sound

Kai Lietzke, Julian Seiler - video


Selected Performances

Pure Electroacoustic (Innsbruck 2023)

Cosmic Playgrounds (Esslingen 2023)

Hosek Contemporary (Berlin 2021)
Ruido Vírico (Barcelona/Stream 2021)


photo: CNSMD de Lyon

Composition and performance for COLLAPSAR, a choreography for three dancers and two musicians by Léa Ferec-Pourias.


COLLAPSAR is a scenic and choreographic creation that confronts the notion of "reality", questioning space and time surrounding us.

Choreography - Léa Ferec-Pourias

Composition, electric guitar - Robert Menczel

Bass clarinet - Mélanie Vibrac

Dance - Sara Andrieu, Elena Lecoq, Lisa Martinez


Selected Performances

Diamant d'Or Strasbourg (2023)

WhatSup Festival Lyon (2021)

Opéra de Lyon (2019)


photo: Mostra Sonora Sueca

BLACKOUT is a concert show for five guitarists collectively composed and staged by The Interstring Project.


A wild and electrifying collage of classical guitars, metal riffs, techno beats and soundscapes with audio-reactive light and live projections.

 The Interstring Project

Matthias Arbter I Phileas Baun I Florin Emhardt

Robert Menczel I Marius Schnurr


Artistic Direction - Robert Menczel

Composition, lights, performance - The Interstring Project


Visuals - Fabian Schober


Selected Performances

Festival Mostro Sonora Sueca Spain (2023)

Kapuziner Kreativzentrum Ravensburg (2023)

Kartonagenfabrik Birk Trossingen (2023)

title photo: Gregory Massat