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The Silence of the Shadows – Mosaic of a Search


Lyrikband Das Schweigen der Schatten – Mosaik einer Suche
Lyric and lyrical prose

Metaphorical view of socially relevant light and shadow sides.
Light and shadow atmospheres of inner experience/nature.


Paperback/Softcover, 76 pages
Release date: June 10, 2020
Language: German

© 2020 Baltrum Verlag/Haßloch/Germany | ISBN 978-3-752952-66-7
Cover, Assemblage Ausgebrannt: © Christiane Schwarze

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Feelings of love, pain, loss and hope are looking for words as well as social grievances, developments and changes.
If a shadow lies over our own soul, we often feel speechless and powerlessly trapped in the darkness.

With her subtle poetry, rich in imagery, Christiane Schwarze encourages us to sharpen our eyes for the good in such situations, to gather new strength, to keep fighting and finally to free ourselves from the gloom.
She also wants to make the connection between humans and nature tangible. Even though this has been pushed into the background in the modern age of an urban society: there is no life without nature. Nature gives us an external and internal sense of belonging and harbours healing powers.

In summary, the message is:
Behind the shadow lives the light. It's worth going there.


History of origins

In recent years, the works of the author Christiane Schwarze and the composer Eva Batt have been honoured among other in the form of international artist scholarships.
Their project The Silence of the Shadows – Mosaic of a Search was also supported and led to working stays in France, Sweden and Switzerland.
The aim of the two artists was to give a voice to people on whom a shadow lies (emotionally/socially) – with the means of their art.

(See also TonSatz-Programs: The Silence of the Shadows)


Project Funding

2017 | Centre d'Art Marnay Art Centre | Fondation Ténot | France
2018 | Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators | Sweden
2018 | Visby International Centre for Composers | Sweden
2018 | Canton of Valais & | Switzerland


2018/19 | GotlandsMusiken | Visby/Gotland | Sweden


Project Results: A triumvirate of Poetry book, Audio CD and Sheet music

Poetry book | The Silence of the Shadows – Mosaic of a Search
© 2020 Baltrum Verlag, Haßloch/Germany. [ISBN 978-3-752952-66-7]

Audio CDThe Silence of the Shadows – Mosaic of a Search | Poetry & Music
© 2020 Baltrum Verlag, Haßloch/Germany. [ISBN 978-3-00-065828-0]

Sheet Music | Wind played a shadow Melody | duet for violin and double bass
(Setting of the poem Preceded)
© 2020 Gilgenreiner Verlag, Winterthur/Switzerland [ISMN 979-0-700268-32-9]


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Reading samples

Reading Sample Schattentraum / Shadow Dream (DE / EN / SWE / NOR / PRT)

Reading Sample Parlament der Reiher (DE)

Reading Sample Straßenkinder / Street kids (DE / EN / ESP)

Reading Sample Vorausgegangen / Preceded (DE / EN / ESP)