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Oehring, HelmutMarie B. (Seven Chambers) (1998/99) 20'
for string quartet and live electronics

string quartet For all performances a CD player is required, with loudspeakers appropriate to the venue. For the sound effects, a ZOOM studio 1201 is also necessary. The texts included on the accompanying CD are not available in written form. Performance instructions are clearly indicated in the score..
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This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

World Premiere
Laurence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
Apartment House

Programme Note      Deutsch

Following apparently relentless bullying from her classmates, an eight-year-old schoolgirl in Great Britain hung herself on a jump rope. According to a newspaper report in The Indepentent on Tuesday, the police have found no evidence of a criminal act. The schoolgirl, identified as Marie Bentham, was often teased by her classmates and had refused to return to school on Monday following the Christmas holiday.

London, 5. January 1999 (dpa, AFP)

Recommended Recording
Apartment House (Huddersfield Festival 2003)
snapshots – 18 works by Helmut Oehring, in excerpts
Boosey & Hawkes / Bote & Bock 2004 (CD produced for promotional use)

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