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• as a composer, Iris ter Schiphorst is influenced by years of experience as a classical pianist, a bass player, percussionist, keyboard player and sound engineer in various rock and pop bands
• the large list of her works encompasses all genres
• studied theatre and culture studies and philosophy in Berlin and attended classes with Dieter Schnebel, Luigi Nono and Helga de la Motte
• concurrently, she worked intensively with electronical music and sample techniques (1992 first prize in the third composition competition for synthesizer and computer music)
• in the late eighties, she became a co-founder of the association ‘zeit-Musik’
• her compositions from that period centre mainly around the relation between manuscript and sound
• 1990 founded the electro-acoustic ensemble intrors, with which Iris ter Schiphorst received an award at the international composition competition BLAUE BRÜCKE
• 2001 shortlisted for the Prix Italia for her orchestral piece Hundert Komma Null
• Iris ter Schiphorst’s works have been performed at numerous internationals festivals
• since 2013 member of the Berlin Academy of Arts
• 2015 Heidelberger Künstlerinnenpreis
• since 2015 professor for Media Composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna

Works by Iris ter Schiphorst include:
Assange – Fragments of an Un-time (2019) for voice, ensemble and sampler
The Goose Girl (2009) Opera for young audiences
Zerstören (2005) for ensemble
Hundert Komma Null (1999) Ballad for orchestra

Looking Ahead: WP of Was wird hier eigentlich gespielt?, a collaboration with author Felicitas Hoppe, at the Donaueschingen Music Days, with Salome Kammer and Ensemble ascolta under Catherine Larsen-Maguire (Oct 21st)

"I rather focus on disturbing: Art or music, as an irritation of one's own (apparently secure) perception, feelings etc. I believe that therein lies a possibility to sensitise for others, for the unknown - also in oneself." – Iris ter Schiphorst

Please also visit Iris ter Schiphorst’s homepage at www.iris-ter-schiphorst.de

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