Professor Michael Obst Institut für Neue Musik - Komposition
Weimar May 5th, 2007
Recommendation for Daniel Hensel
Daniel Hensel was my composition student during his post-graduate studies during the 2004/05 academic year. I had admitted him to my composition class because I found the compositions he submitted for his entrance examination both interesting and multifarious. They consited of chamber music as well as works for choir and orchestra. The compositions he wrote during his studies in Weimar display an especially individual style and a diverse way of handling the compositional means of our time. During the past months, Daniel Hensel has shown me several of his new works, which convinced me that he has found his own compositional language and knows how to state his artistic concerns by using his comprehensive knowledge of the stylistic means of contemprary music. This knowledge, which of course also includes musical tradition, is also an ideal prerequisite for a future teaching position.