Aus Kindertagen: verloren (2004/2005)
for 8 instruments and tapes
(FP: Köln, 2005) duration: 22’

text: Iris ter Schiphorst as well as excerpts from the novel ‚Emilia gerät in die Kriegswirren oder O der neue Tag’ of Karin Spielhofer

commissioned by ‚Deutschlandfunk’
World-Premiere: 5/03/ 2005, studio of the ‚Deutschlandfunk’, Cologne


3 vln, 1 vla, 1 vc, prep.piano/sample-keyboard, e-guit., 2 cd’s

from the 2nd part:

from the last part:

„ A copy of the recording of the whole piece is available on request. (Strictly for promotion only)“

Instrumentalists of the premiere:
left side of the stage: Gordon MacKay – vln, Anton Lukoszevieze - vc, Christoph Grund – prep. piano/sampler
right side of the stage: string quartet ‚ Ensemble 01’ (Andreas Winkler, Ruth Petrovitsch-vln; Ulla Bruder – vla, Enrico Schüler –vc), e-guitar - Daniel Göritz

“It was left to the fourth composer, Iris ter Schiphorst, to set things straight and redeem the ideal of advanced, demanding musical composition with a brilliant new work. Commissioned by the radio station Deutschlandfunk, the premiere was the climax of the ‘Forum of New Music 2005’. Concrete instrumental sounds were amplified throughout, enriched and ‘charged’ by sampled recordings… In Aus Kindertagen: verloren (From Childhood Days: Lost), a highly-organised ensemble setting is interspersed with children’s rhymes and quotes from novels… a technique the composer also employed in other works… The bottom line is that this portrait concert came as a godsend for the ‘Forum of New Music 2005’. (Georg Beck, neue musikzeitung 4/2005)

“The biggest sensation was no doubt the Berlin-based composer Iris ter Schiphorst. Her rich soundscapes are made up of an original mixture of noisy sounds (with the instruments amplified electronically) on the one hand and highly expressive musical narration on the other. Commissioned by Deutschlandfunk, Aus Kindertagen: verloren enthralled the audience with its coherence and the original use of the electric guitar …” (Bonner General-Anzeiger, 9 March 2005)

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