by Damian Scholl

Contemporary Music

Damian Scholl - Kissinger Sommer - Orfeo Reflections for mezzosoprano, harp (with live electronics), chamber orchestra and playback
Damian Scholl @ Kissinger Sommer 2019

Orfeo Reflections for mezzosoprano, harp (with live electronics), chamber orchestra and playback (110 min.)

For Orfeo Reflections, commissioned by Kissinger Sommer, I took pieces out of C.W.Gluck’s famous opera „Orfeo ed Euridice“ in which only Orfeo appears. These I rearranged and embedded into my own compositions.
This way I tell the story of someone who has lost the love of their life. With Orfeo we go through various stages of mourning – tender longing, nervousness spiralling into dementia, darkness of depression, defiance, and in the end a sense of closure.
More stagings soon to be announced.

Coming Soon

Idumea revisited for string quartet

Performed by Formalist Quartet

Ghostbird for clarinet, violin and piano

Performed by Katharina Giegling (violin), David Kindt (clarinet), Helge Aurich (piano)

Phasen for large orchestra

performed by WDR Funkhausorchester, conducted by Mariano Chiacchiarini

The pursuit of beauty for piano

performed by Julia Kammerlander

Von Windfarben und leisen Geburten

performed by ensemble 20/21, conducted by David Smeyers

…est un fleuve tranquille for violin solo

performed by Sarah Saviet

Once I sat and listened for southasian and western instruments

performed by AYE youth ensemble, conducted by Peter Veale

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List of contemporary works by Damian Scholl

Solo

  • …est un fleuve tranquille for violin
  • The pursuit of beauty for piano
  • mon rêve familier for singing cellist or singer and cello
  • Ins Weite for cello
  • Mondschein-Widerschein – quasi una fantasia for piano

Duo

  • Fantasia for two violins
  • Intimacy for violin and piano
  • Thar for alto saxophone and piano
  • Into the abyss for harp and cello (both with live electronics)

Trio

  • Ghostbird for clarinet, violin and piano
  • Eyes closed for alto saxophone, trombone and harp
  • fever for clarinet, viola and cello

Quartet

  • through a bell I hear your voice for violin, fiddle, harp and clàrsach
  • Idumea revisited for string quartet
  • whereto for saxophone quartet

Large ensemble

  • Orfeo Reflections for mezzo, hrp. (+ live electronics), 6 vlns, 2 vlas, 2 vc, 1 db, playback
  • Ins Freie
  • Von Windfarben und leisen Geburten
  • Once I sat and listend for southasian and western instruments
  • r1o9n6d8o

Orchestra

  • Phasen
  • …and see the flaming skies
  • they shall have stars at elbow and foot
  • circle of the phoenix