Fábrica is a composition based on machine noises and sound atmospheres from factories, which I found on recordings in the archive of a studio for radio dramas. My primary goal was to make a compositional connection between the original sound atmospheres and the new virtual sounds and atmospheres I derived from them. During the realisation I used only cutting and collage techniques. This resulted in changing the original material so that the new compositionally useful structures I developed would have the original sound atmosphere but completely different characters and courses of development.
Commissioned by SR Radio, Saarbrücken and Groupe de Musique Électroacoustique (GmeB), Bourges 1994
stereo electronic music
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.