Turn into the Open
music for orchestra

ca. 10 Min.
composed and first performance 1995

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→ Recording 1995 Oldenburg, school orchestra of the Liebfrauenschule, Mathias Kroll - cond.
variable orchestra cast:
maximal cast: Piccolo-Flute, 3 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 3 saxophons / 1 horn, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones / 4 percussionists (1. player: 2 timpani; 2. player: sopr xyl., 2 bongo, 2 conga, big tom-tom, 2 cymbals, Anvil; 3. player: crotales, 4 tom-tom, big dr., claves, anvil; 4. player: (Set) bass drum w. pedal, side dr., 3 tom-tom, hi-hat, 2 cymbals) 4-hd.-preparated piano, Accordeon, guitar, E-bass / strings: 6 violins, 2 violas, 3 cellos and 2 double basses
minimal cast: 2 fluts, 1 oboe, 1 Clarinet, 1 bassoon, 2 saxophons / 1 horn, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone / 4 percussionists (s.a.), 4-hd.-preparated piano, Accordion, guitar, E-bass / strings: 4 violins, 1 viola, 2 cellos, 1 double bass


First performance:
1995, November 19th: Lambertikirche Oldenburg; → school orchestra of the Liebfrauenschule, → Mathias Kroll - cond. and rehearsal


Nordwest-Zeitung of Nov. 26th, 1995, to the concert on Nov. 19th

Old and new music - made in Oldenburg
Liebfrauenschule plays in Lambertikirche
by → Helga Witte

Oldenburg. (...) The evening ended with the premiere of “Wendung ins Offene” by Schmidt-Mechau. The individual orchestra members were positioned in the church circle, so that the audience sat “in the middle of the sound” and heard the sound sometimes from here, sometimes from there. In the first part of the work, one heard cautious, wandering, instrumentally often alienated sounds, in the second part, the players joined together under the direction of M. Kroll to form the metrically bound, increasing sound. It was a remarkable achievement of orchestra and conductor, an interesting experience for the listener. Great applause (...)