metal drop music is composed entirely with sinewaves.  The musical and formal process had to be developed entirely with the aid of a defined harmonic structure (proportion 8th root of five) and thematic  material. The original intention was to acoustically present very  rapid, complex groups of sounds made up of pointillistically  articulated, individual sounds. These structures should posess a  particular accidental (almost random) character, comparable to  the sound of  glass pearls or small stones falling on a metal surface. The contrast in the piece consists of long sounds as opposed to sound-points. All musical developments are based on these two extremes.


quadrophonic electronic music

Produced at the Electronic Music Studio of the Conservatory of Music, Cologne



Bourges, France 1981

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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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