This composition in three parts uses three distinct musical materials: motif groups, surfaces, and apparently endless streams of sounds. These themes are varied so that the initial assertion of their characteristics dissolves, giving way to a more meditative quality. In this way, the piece gradually gains more and more space and depth. A uniform harmonic concept underlies all the sounds, which were produced with an EMS Synthi 100.
Commissioned by IPEM, Gent 1982
stereo electronic music
Production: Electronic Music Studio IPEM, Gent (Belgium) and Electronic Music Studio of the Conservatory of Music, Cologne (Germany)
Gent, Belgium 1982
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.