By Horst Grabosch
This “music book” is about much more than music. The attentive observer will find cross-references to the dilemma of world events in every detail. The author’s son hands over twelve instrumental drafts from his aborted musical career to his father. “Maybe you can still do something with this”. The music triggers emotional memories in the writer and music producer. The old master of music feels his way to stories via photos reflecting his emotional state. Than he tells the stories – musically and, in this book, also in words. LUST is full of interesting behind-the-scenes glimpses of artistic creativity and musicological terminology. The goal of the book is to develop from the information more desire for art and life.
Writer & Music Producer
Horst Grabosch was born in 1956 in Wanne-Eickel and studied German, philosophy and musicology in Bochum and Cologne until 1979. In 1984 he completed studies as an orchestral trumpet player at the Folkwang Academy of Music in Essen. Until 1997 he worked as a freelance musician and had to give up this profession after a burnout. Afterwards he completed a retraining as an information technologist at Siemens-Nixdorf in Munich and worked as a freelance information technologist. Today he lives as a producer of electronic music and writer near Munich/Germany.
Happy Readers and Listeners
Der Seele auf der Spur
Artists’ worlds meet bourgeois lifestyles in unusually personal proximity. Bodo, a bon vivant, and Gudrun, a teacher, live a relaxed, childless married life until Bodo gets the idea to try his hand as a life coach. His first client is a 66-year-old pensioner who only wants to be mysteriously called Alexis. Alexis struggles with his life story and expects Bodo to participate in the search for his soul.
Letters from depression
A senseless winter in a bathrobe – diagnosis: depression. The artist’s soul is still buzzing and shouts: “Everything must go! Shamefully hiding behind a pseudonym – an art figure eaten up by humility. The character is biting, confused and truthful. Ki Apfel’ writes letters that never arrive – a diary of depression.
The author’s son presents him with twelve instrumental drafts of songs from his aborted career as a pop musician with the words: “Maybe you can still do something with this”. The music triggers emotional memories in the late writer and music producer. Via photos reflecting his emotional state, the old master feels his way to stories, which he then tells – musically and, in this book, also in words
It is like it is!
Many are urgently calling for action to change the world, but it is already happening and we can see the result every day – obviously the goals are very different.
Mother Tongue and Discrimination
Quote: No German-language title in the Top 100 of the Official German Airplay Charts 2022.
BVMI Chairman Dr. Florian Drücke criticizes the fact that not a single German-language title can be found in the Top 100 of the Official German Airplay Charts 2022, thus setting a new negative record for a trend that the industry has been pointing out for years. At the same time, the study shows that the variety of genres listened to, including German-language music, continues to be great. In the music offer of the radio stations this is not reflected however. The fact that songs in German don’t play a particularly big role on the radio is not a new phenomenon, and the industry has addressed and criticized it many times over the years.
Meditation and Music
Meditation is increasingly being used unfairly as a label for relaxing music of all kinds, but meditation is more than relaxation.
Eclectic Electronic Music
After a long search for a suitable genre or term for my recent musical productions, I have found in “eclectic” the appropriate adjective.