Iris ter Schiphorst
Instrument: piano, bass guitar, drums, keyboard

© Susanne Müller

ter Schiphorst Iris

Compositions

# Titlesort icon Year of Origin Duration Instrumentation Category
1 "... aus Liebe" - (frei nach der Arie Nr. 49 aus der Matthäus-Passion von J.S. Bach) 2013 15m
2 "... aus Liebe" II 2015 7m
3 "La Coquille et le Clergyman" - for 12 instruments and soundtrack 2004 40m
4 "La tristesse durera..." - for chamber orchestra and sampler 2015 ~ 6m
5 "The Fall of the House of Usher" - after the same-titled film from 1928 2013 - 2014 13m
6 "Un chien andalou" - music for the movie by Louis Bunuel and Salvatore Dali (1929) 2009 15m
7 ... und Pommernland ist abgebrannt 2003 12m
8 A Little Madness in the spring 2004 - 2006 23m
9 A.N. (evita-che guevara-madonna) 1998 15m
10 Als ob: SUITE - music- and dance project 2000 60m
11 An den Stränden der Ruhe - wo die Sonne untergeht 2015 ~ 16m
12 Anna's Song 1992 3m
13 Anna's Wake - 3-D opera 1992 55m
14 AUNG 2011 30m
15 Aus Kindertagen: verloren 2004 - 2005 22m
16 Ballade für einen Bulldozer 1989 9m
17 Ballade für Orchester: HUNDERT KOMMA NULL 1999 18m
18 Berlin: Symphonie einer Großstadt - for grand orchestra and film 2001 - 2002 70m
19 Bernada Albas Haus 1999 90m
20 Breaking ... 2012 13m
21 BROKEN oder: "Why don't you say a word ..." 2001 - 2002 12m
22 Changeant 2004 10m
23 Das Imaginäre nach Lacan 2017 23m
24 dead wire - Psychotechnics of Keyboard/a dissociative fugue 2011 - 2012 19m
25 Der Grüffelo/Grüffelokind - based on the story by Julia Donaldson 2010 - 2011 40m
26 Der Ort ist nicht der Ort - a musictheater-action 2000 70m
27 Die Gänsemagd - opera for children based on the stories by the Brothers Grimm 2009 60m
28 Dislokationen - for orchestra and piano (amplified) 2008 - 2009 22m
29 Dislokationen II 2010 25m
30 Dr. Faustus lights the Lights - a music-theater by Gertrude Stein 2016
31 Eden cinema I 1995 17m
32 Eden cinema II 1996 15m
33 EFFI BRIEST - music theatre psychogram in 4 acts 2000 90m
34 Ergo sum-pf-maschinerie 1990 9m
35 Erlaube, Fremdling, dass ich dich berühre - for 1 mime, 2 ensembles, video and CD 2003 - 2004 55m
36 Erlaube, Fremdling, dass ich dich berühre II - for 2 players, 2 instrumental ensembles, CD 2004 55m
37 ETIUS 2000 28m
38 Euridice - Szenen aus der Unterwelt 2001 - 2002 55m
39 Für Akkordeon 2002 15m
40 Gestures - for 5 voices (male), prepared piano and CD-player 2001 11m
41 Gravitational Waves - for orchestra and electronics 2016 9m
42 Hi Bill 2005 2m
43 Im Vormonat 1997 - 1998 15m
44 In deiner Hand? - Ein Luther-Projekt 2016 - 2017 10m
45 JEDER 2016 - 2017 24m
46 Klang-Erzählungen - for ensemble 2013
47 Klangrätsel - for 15 strings 2010 3m
48 KONZEPTE zu FLÄCHE(N) 2016 - 2017 variabel
49 Liebesgeschwüre 1991 10m
50 LIVE (aus Androgyn) - 18 songs from the poem by Anne Sexton 1997 23m
51 LIVE (aus Androgyn) - version for counter tenor, violin, cello, piano and live-electronics 1997 23m
52 Make him talk - zu "après l’artisanat furieux" (aus "Le marteau sans maître", VII) von Pierre Boulez 2016 - 2017 3m 30s
53 Marriage Proposal - for ensemble
54 meine-keine lieder/die aufgabe von musik 2014 20m
55 Miniaturen für Klarinette und Akkordeon 2008 20m
56 Miniaturen für Klarinette und Streichquartett 2010 20m
57 Mischwesen - la tristesse durera 1998 20m
58 Mischwesen - version for bass-clarinet and violoncello 1998 20m
59 Mischwesen - version for tuba and trombone 1998 20m
60 My Sweet Latin Lover I 2002 15m
61 My Sweet Latin Lover II 10m
62 Nightdances 1992 8m
63 No, Sir ... - for flute and bass-recorder 2006 - 2007 11m
64 ORPHEUS 2015/die Aufgabe von Musik 2014 - 2015
65 Passion 13 / Melodram 2010 20m
66 polar - für Armin Köhler 2015 1m 30s
67 Polaroids Melodram 1996 22m
68 Postludium aus Vergessenem 1985
69 Prae-Senz (Ballet Blanc II) 1997 20m
70 Requiem 1998 55m
71 rumgammeln+warten - for solo voice, deaf woman, ensemble and CD 2001 15m
72 S.O.S Odysseus 2012 - 2013 45m
73 Silence moves I - soundtrack for an imaginary film 1997 60m
74 Silence moves II 1997 25m
75 Sometimes - for orchestra, sampler and solo piano 2015 6m
76 Sometimes II - for ensemble 2016 - 2017 7m
77 Studien zu Figuren / Serie A - for 7 solo voices (amplified) and sampler 2010 - 2011 22m
78 Terrible 1982
79 Vergeben / Bruchstücke zu Edgar Varèse 2007 15m
80 Vergiss Salome 2012 6m
81 Vielleicht gestern (Maybe yesterday) 2005 2m
82 Volk unter Verdacht - documentary music-theater 2017
83 Welcome to the pleasures: TISA VISA WiTiO ZETA NAFTA TiTiAiPi 2014 - 2015 6m
84 Wie einen Wasserfisch - for voice and 8 instruments 2003 14m
85 Zehn Miniaturen für Cello und Akkordeon 2008 20m
86 ZEICHENKASKADEN 2015 ~ 7m
87 ZEICHENKASKADEN - version for bass, drum and 2 contrabass clarinets 2015 - 2016 6m
88 Zerstören - for ensemble 2005 - 2006 10m
89 Zerstören II - for orchestra (amplified) 2006 25m

General Information

Year of Birth:  1956
Date of Birth:  22. May 1956
Place of Birth:  Hamburg
Country of Birth: 
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Iris ter Schiphorst is a German composer, pianist, author, bassist, drummer and keyboardist. She is well known as a composer of ensemble compositions, orchestral works and musical theater pieces. Her breakthrough came in 1999 with the orchestral piece "Ballade für Orchester: Hundert Komma Null".

 

Her catalogue spans all genres, including 13 large orchestral works, which were premiered by renowned orchestras in Germany and abroad, as well as several full-length music theater pieces and various film-scores and since the late 1980s also a whole series of multi-media work.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

first lessons with her mother, a German pianist

1973 - 1978

training to become a pianist

theater-, cultural studies and philosophy (Freie Universität Berlin, later also Humboldt-University)

composition-classes (Dieter Schnebel) as well as musicologial seminars (Helga de la Motte-Haber)

composition-classes

intense occupation with electronic music and sample-techniques

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1986

ever since working as a freelance-composer

1990

foundation and ever since member of the electro-acustic ensemble "intrors"

1992

ever since numerous invitations to international music festivals, world premieres of own pieces and composition-commissions

1996 - 2001

intensive collaboration with the composer Helmut Oehring, numerous joint compositions

2004

scholarship-holder and "Artist in Residence" at the Künstlerinnenhof "Die Höge"

2013

ever since member

2015 - 2016

scholarship-holder and "Artist in Residence"

2011 - 2013

lecturer for experimental composition and supervision of the concert-series "Neue Musik im Diskurs"

2015

ever since professor of media-composition

bassist, drummer and keyboardist in various rock-groups, a.o. in the Bremen women's band "Seven kick the can"

at the end of the 1980s founding of the association "zeit-Musik" (together with Mayako Kubo, Franz Martin Olbrisch, Berthold Türcke, Frank Hilberg and Gian Mario Borio)

cooperations with leading ensembles, e.g. London Sinfonietta, Ensemble modern, Scharoun-Ensemble, Ensemble recherche, ictus Ensemble, Ensemble Mosaik, Neue Vokalsolisten, BIT-20 Ensemble, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Ensemble Aventure, Ensemble Ascolta, Ensemble Collegium Novum Zürich, PHACE-Ensemble Vienna, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Arditti Quartett, Doelen Quartett, Quatuor Bozzini etc.

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
2000

Europäischer Musikmonat Basel

Documenta Kassel

festival rendez-vous musique nouvelle (Forbach)

further (original) performances a.o. at the festivals in Donaueschingen, Witten, Helsinki, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Porto, Bielefeld (visible music)

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
1999
2004

commissioned by Deutschlandfunk

2015

project with the Saxonian State Youth Orchestra on behalf of the Saxon Music Council

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1992

1st prize in the composition-competition for synthesizer and computer music

1997

laureate of the International Composition Competition BLAUE BRÜCKE, Hellerau

2001

nominated for the Prix Italia

2007

selected as official German contribution to the World Music Days in Hong Kong

2008

special prize of the jury at the International Women Composers' Competition of the GEDOK

2009

nominated for the German Music Authors Award in the category "Symphonic"

2011

prizewinner of the ad libitum composition-competition

2012

in the final selection of the "Rostrum of Composers" and aired in more than 32 countries

2015

Heidelberger Künstlerinnenpreis

2016

nominated for the German Music Authors Award in the category "voice"

Discography, Projects

Discography:

  • 2011: Studien zu Figuren mit den Neuen Vocalsolisten Stuttgart (NEOS).
  • 2007: La Coquille et le Clergyman, Film (DVD) mit Musik: Asko Ensemble unter Peter Rundel (arte / absolut MEDIEN)
  • 2006: Zerstören mit dem Asko-Ensemble unter Hans Leenders (CD-Dokumentation/WDR)
  • 2005: Hi Bill mit Volker Hemken (Profil/Hänssler)
  • 2000: Kammermusik von Iris ter Schiphorst und Helmut Oehring (Ars Musici)
  • 2000: Komponistenporträt von Iris ter Schiphorst und Helmut Oehring (CYPRES)
  • 1998: Requiem auf CD Dokumentation der Donaueschinger Musiktage (col legno)
  • 1996: Polaroids auf CD-Dokumentation der Donaueschinger Musiktage (col legno)
  • Polaroids auf CD Neue Musik in Deutschland 1950 – 2000 (Sony/BMG)

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