Kristallwelt I includes musical processes which evolve from graphic patterns in combination with sounds of Asian percussion instruments. Just as in metal drop music, this composition is based on the contrast between sound-plains and complex, randomly-produced point-clusters too. Due to their complex overtone structures, the metallic sound character of these instruments very easily produced the visual impressions of light and color in their electronic transformations. Therefore, the compositional strategy followed a musical sound process from the beginning to the end of the piece, using increasingly brighter-sounding structures and timbres. I incorporated visual impressions into the forming strategy.


quadrophonic electronic music

Electronic Music Studio of the Conservatory of Music Cologne



Bourges, France 1985

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About Michael obst

Michael Obst is a composer, pianist, and teacher. He began his successful composing career with electronic music and subsequently composed works for music theater, film and concert halls. His experience as a pianist with the Ensemble Modern, enriched his understanding of contemporary music. After 25 fulfilling years of teaching, he is now excited to once again concentrate on his own composition projects.

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