This music is based on electronic and instrumental sounds. They are introduced as individual sounds, and as the composition progresses, they are increasingly altered and mixed together to form larger sound spaces. The duration of the piece is the result of the development from thematic groups to sound surfaces, which evoke a change in the perception of time and space. The use of instrumental sounds and their electronic transformations give “Inside” a surrealistic character.

Instrumental sounds: piano, violin, cello. The electronic sounds were produced with an Arp synthesizer. The technical realisation took place in an analogue multi-track studio.


quadrophonic electronic music

Electronic Music Studio of the Conservatory of Music, Cologne (Germany)




Bourges, France 1983

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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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