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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
• 2024 German Music Author's Prize
• 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

"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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