In Transit, musical material, such as themes and motifs, is presented and then unfolded into different spaces and directions. This makes it seem as if a recurring musical object is viewed from different sides, which is remotely reminiscent of variation technique, that is, a unity in diversity. There are also musical quotes from Jerry Goldsmith, Serge Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, Arnold Schoenberg and Miles Davis. They were often on my mind while I was composing, and thus they remain close to me in this music, although they represent different styles and eras.

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Orchestra: 3(1picc.).2.2.bcl.2(cbsn.).-

15 min.


Weimar, 16 May 2002 Orchestra of the Music University FRANZ LISZT Weimar,
cond: Gunter Kahlert

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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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