Journey’s end is a composition with language. All sounds, structures and musical contents are based on a spoken sentence, which is introduced with different expressions four times at the beginning of the piece. The sentence “Sie haben die Station Solaris erreicht, die Landung ist beendet” (“You have reached the space station Solaris, the landing is completed”) originates from a text which I recorded in Paris for a the chamber opera “Solaris” based on a novel of Stanislaw Lem. The variability of the recorded female voice inspired me to compose an electroacoustic piece entirely comprised of this sound resource. The combination of the contents of the sentence and the principle of musical transition was very inviting.
quadrophonic electronic music
Electronic Music Studio of the Conservatory of Music Cologne
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.