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Leise Worte – laute Zeichen | Quiet Words - loud Characters (online literature platform)

Leise Worte - laute Zeichen


Christiane Schwarzes poem Hinter dem Glas (Behind the Glass) was selected on the topic Window Views of the Call for Poetry.

The reason for the selection of the makers of the literature website Angéla Ciecelske & Tina Brüggener | Berlin, quote:

OUR FIRST "WINDOW VIEW".

We are pleased to present the first published contribution to our Call for Poetry.
The poem Behind the Glass comes from the pen of author Christiane Schwarze.
We were primarily drawn to our choice because of her lively yet unobtrusive images and a sophisticated change of perspective.

 

 

Kunst-Kultur-Literatur Magazin #kkl (Online) / art-culture-literature magazine

Polarnacht_Lesung_Musik


Christiane Schwarze's lyrical prose Polarnight was selected for the advertised topic “Finally infinite, infinitely finite”.

Additionally the audio reading by the author – with the associated composition by the composer Eva Batt – was also published.

Appeared in the June-Edition 2021 | Issue #kkl5
Editorial Martina Faber & Jens Faber-Neuling | Project mf-media martina faber / Bad Vilbel

 

 

 

Artist Scholarship Switzerland
Vättis (Canton of St. Gallen) | Summer 2023

View through the Swiss stone pine forest on Alp Sardona to Piz Sardona
All three photos in this article are courtesy of: © Raphael Schwitter


Christiane Schwarze and her duo partner Eva Batt received a coordinated artist grant (literature and composition) from the association Skulpturenweg Vättis. The two artists are invited to Vättis for one month.

View of the Ringelgebirge. On the left in the background the Calanda. Location: "Chrazeri" in Calfeisen Valley

The mountain village lies in the Tamina valley at the fork with the Calfeisental - a large natural area on the border of the two cantons of St. Gallen and Graubünden. The UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona runs right through the Tamina valley. This landscape became a World Heritage Site because of the special phenomena of mountain formation that once piled up the Alps when the continents of Africa and Europe collided.

Trinserhorn (Piz Dolf) with foehn cloud. Photo location: Gamserälpli Obersäss in Calfeisental The mountainous landscape around Piz Sardona allows unique insights into the history of the formation of the alpine mountains and valleys. Along the line that can be seen from far around, the Glarus Thrust, also known as the “magic line”, rocks 250-300 million years old pushed on much younger rocks, some “only” 35-50 million years old. This happened 10-20 million years ago, well below the surface of the earth at that time.

We are very happy about the award of being able to work on our project as Artists-in-Residence in such an artistically inspiring landscape.
We would like to thank the association Skulpturenweg Vättis explicitly for the generous funding!

 

 

Funded Work Stay Lago Maggiore/Ticino/Switzerland
Spring 2022

LagoMaggiore - Tessin (CH)


Christiane Schwarze (literature) und Eva Batt (composition) will work five weeks on their artistic projects.

Details coming soon ...

 

© Beatrice Schmuki

 

 

 

Double review in the "Schweizer Musikzeitung"

Schweizerische Musikzeitung - Double Review
In the Duet for Violin and Double Bass Wind Played a Shadow Melody by Eva Batt, the highest and lowest string instruments are involved. Double review from the perspective of a double bass player and a violinist.

Eva Batt's literary setting of the poem Vorausgegangen (Preceded) by the author Christiane Schwarze was reviewed by double bassist Heike Schäfer and violinist Walter Amadeus Ammann in issue 04/2021.

"Wind Played a Shadow Melody" is inspired by the poem "Vorausgegangen" by the lyricist Christiane Schwarze. It is thus a work that combines the arts of music and poetry. (...) Syncopating, searching, dialoguing with pauses or duetting, changing from arco to pizzicato, melodies emerge with melancholically cuddling semitones, ending in a consoling A minor. (...) "Wind Played a Shadow Melody" is a source of inspiration and an example of transdisciplinary art - it opens up new spaces of sound and words for musicians and listeners. (...)"

Sheet Music | Wind strich eine Schattenmelodie | Duet for violine and double bass
© 2020 Gilgenreiner Publishing House, Winterthur/Switzerland
[ISMN 979-0-700268-32-9]

Listen!

 

Review in the magazine "das Orchester" (publisher: Schott Music)

Magazin "das Orchester"


Eva Batt's sheet music "Wind played a shadow Melody" was reviewed in the 02/2021 issue by Prof. Dr. Stefan Drees (University of Music "Hanns Eisler" Berlin).
Magazin das Orchester Frontseite
Sheet Music | Wind played a shadow Melody | duet for violin and double bass
Publisher: © 2020 Gilgenreiner Verlag, Switzerland
[ISMN 979-0-700268-32-9]

Listen!

 

 

 

20 years of literary-musical Duo TonSatz | Anniversary edition 2020
The Silence of the Shadows – Mosaic of a Search

Teaser Dreigestirn 2020


If you want to listen to the eponymous poem The Silence of Shadows and the musical setting for it:

Teaser for the Poetry Book, CD and Sheet Music

 

More Details to the project: The Silence of the Shadows

 

 

Poetry book, CD and Sheet music
will be included in the holdings of the Library of Congress | Washington D.C. (USA).

Library of Congress Washington DC, Main Reading Room. (Photo public use.)


The Library of Congress is the public research library of the United States Congress.
It is located in several buildings in Washington, D.C.Library of Congress Envelope

The LoC is the largest library in the world in terms of book holdings, in terms of media holdings the second largest and one of the most important overall.

Poetry book, CD and sheet music from our project The Silence of the Shadows – Mosaic of a Search will be found in the Germanic & Slavic Division, Germany Section.

 

 

Review Poetry book and CD | The Silence of the Shadows – Mosaic of a Search

Susann Fleischer, Germanist/Linguist | literaturmarkt.info
(Literature reviewer for publishers such as Luchterhand, Heyne, Carl Hanser, Rowohlt, rororo Taschenbuch, Droemer Taschenbuch, Klett-Cotta, Suhrkamp / Insel, dtv ...)
"Literature and music united in a uniquely beautiful way - with “The Silence of the Shadows – Mosaic of a Search” Christiane Schwarze and Eva Batt succeed in this feat. Especially in times of Corona, a work like this one is absolutely existential. Christiane Schwarze and Eva Batt's aim, as can be read in the booklet, is ..." read more

 

Recommendation of our audio CD in the jpc courier 10/2020

JPC Magazin 10/2020
Our Audio CD The Silence of the Shadows – Mosaic of a Search | Poetry & Music, listed as an audio book highlight, was published in the jpc-courier 10/2020.

The order magazine appears every month in hardcopy with selected recommendations from the jpc editorial team.

Link audio book highlights

 

 

 

Audio-CD included in the Swiss National Sound Archive | Lugano

The Swiss National Sound Archive (the sound archive of Switzerland based in Lugano) has included and archived the Audio CD The Silence of the Shadows – Mosaic of a Search | Poetry & Music as a so-called "sounding cultural asset".

HörCD mit Tray und Schweizer BergeSince Switzerland has no law on the deposit of mandatory copies at national level, as is the case in Germany, and furthermore we are not Swiss artists, it is something special that the Swiss National Sound Archive has decided to include our audio CD in their inventory. The CD is now researchable and excerpts are available for "preview".

The associated appreciation that our audio CD is relevant to the history and culture of Switzerland is certainly also related to the fact that our project, among other things, was funded by the canton of Valais and “artbellwald.ch”.

 

 

Culture Award Soltau Artist Residency at the invitation of the city of Soltau and the association Freundeskreis Künstlerwohnung (Aug./Sept. 2020)

Kontemplation in der Lüneburger Heide

 

Christiane Schwarze and her duo partner Eva Batt receive from the city of Soltau and the association Freundeskreis Künstlerwohnung a coordinated Artist-in-Residency (literature and composition).Lüneburger Heide

Amongst others the duo TonSatz will be provided with an artist’s apartment above the library Waldmühle at the spa park overlooking the river Böhme.

The artists are delighted to receive this award and the opportunity to live and work on new art work in the Lüneburg Heath!

 

 

Zeitungsartikel Soltau 2020

 

Soltau – Library Waldmühle
Final Event from residency grant Soltau Artist's Apartment 2020
Poetry & Music | Presentation excerpts The Silence of the Shadows
Christiane Schwarze ⦁ Poetry and Recitation
Eva Batt Komposition ⦁ Explanation of the project funded by three countries with exemplary audio presentations.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 8 p.m.
Mühlenweg 4, 29614 Soltau

Newspaper article (in English translation) about our performance The Silence of the Shadows - Mosaic of a Search in the context of our Artist-in-Residency Soltau 2020 | from Gisela Steudter (Böhme-Zeitung/Soltau) 

 

 

New Release

Sheet Music | Wind strich eine Schattenmelodie

 


As part of the 20th anniversary of the duo TonSatz Eva Batt's setting of the poem Preceded by Christiane Schwarze appeared as a sheet music edition.

Sheet Music | Wind strich eine Schattenmelodie (Wind played a Shadow Melody) | duet for violin and double bass
© 2020 Publisher: Gilgenreiner Verlag, Winterthur/Switherland [ISMN 979-0-700268-32-9]
Release date: July 21, 2020

Further information and a look at the sheet music edition: Gilgenreiner Verlag

 

 

 

Poetry book, CD and Sheet music
will be included in the library of the Foundation Lyrik Kabinett (Munich)

 

We would like to thank the board of the foundation for the congratulations on the publication of our book and the accompanying audio CD!

The Foundation Lyrik Kabinett maintains Europe's second largest library specializing in poetry, with currently about 60.000 media: German-language and international poetry, including numerous high-quality artist's books, audio and video media.
On an international level, the Lyrik Kabinett corresponds to the poetry centres in other countries, such as the French Maisons de la Poésie or the English London Poetry Library.

Poetry book, CD and Sheet music will be included in the holdings of the library of the Foundation Lyrik Kabinett. This means that all the three works will also be researchable via the Bavarian Union Catalogue and the OPAC of the University of Munich.

 

Poetry book, CD and Sheet music
will be included in the Leipzig Poetry Library

 

Lyrikband und CD Das Schweigen der Schatten - Mosaik einer SucheNotenausgabe | Wind strich eine SchattenmelodieThis special library is the only one in Germany devoted exclusively to the collection of modern poetry (from the 20th century onwards) and functions as an "archive of contemporary poetry".
The Leipzig Poetry Library is represented by such renowned poets as Büchner Prize winner Volker Braun, Durs Grünbein, Friederike Mayröcker and Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass.

Poetry book, CD and Sheet music will be included in the holdings of the Leipzig Poetry Library and are therefore available for scientific purposes and the (international) public as well. The book, CD and sheet music can also be researched through the catalog.

 

 

 

20 years of Duo TonSatz

We celebrate our anniversary with the completion of the project
The Silence of the Shadows – Mosaic of a Search.

 

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]
Release date: June 10, 2020

Audio CDThe Silence of the Shadows – Mosaic of a Search | Poetry & Music
© 2020 Baltrum Verlag, Haßloch/Germany. [ISBN 978-3-00-065828-0]
Release date: June 22, 2020

Sheet Music | Wind played a shadow Melody | duet for violin and double bass
(Eva Batt's setting of Christiane Schwarze's poem Preceded)
© 2020 Gilgenreiner Verlag, Winterthur/Switzerland [ISMN 979-0-700268-32-9]
Release date: July 21, 2020

 

New Releases

The Silence of the Shadows – Mosaic of a Search

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


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

"Feelings of love, pain, loss and hope search for words just as much as social grievances, developments and changes.
Is a shadow falls on our own souls
..." Read more

© 2020 Baltrum Verlag, Haßloch/Germany | ISBN 978-3-752952-66-7

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Hör-CD Das Schweigen der Schatten – Mosaik einer Suche | Cover


Audio CD | Poetry & Music

With selected poems from the poetry book, recited by the author, and the accompanying compositions by Eva Batt.

"Written diversity and intensity paired with a unique and distinctive musical language."
... Read more


© 2020 Baltrum Verlag, Haßloch/Germany | ISBN 978-3-00-065828-0

CD bei JPC bestellenCD in digipack
Total playing time: 59:44 minutes
The 32-page booklet of the CD contains the recited poems, both in German and in English and Swedish translations.


Selected by jpc for the list of audio book highlights:
https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/books/browse/-/node/1000000600

Presentation in the Online Magazin forr Jazz Music (jazz-fun.de) | Reviewer: Jacek Brun