Die Befristeten (Their Days are Numbered) after Elias Canetti is a concert radio play in which the text is to merge with the music to form an artistic unity. The idea is not a staged realization, but a concert situation in which the scenes are spoken by actors. The music-historical form of the melodrama works well as a concert radio play.
Commissioned by International Ensemble Modern Academy, Frankfurt 2013
Concertante radio play after the theatre piece of the same name by Elias Canetti (text adaptation by Ursula Ruppel)
Frankfurt, 22 Nov. 2013
International Ensemble Modern Academy, cond.: Vimbayi Kaziboni
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.