Christian Jost on his new album BerlinSymphony / Lover-Skysong
Opposites often form the basis for great poetry: the protagonist, standing lost amid the teeming masses; the lovers embracing as the world descends into chaos. For Christian Jost, the saxophone is the sole protagonist in the energy-laden urban soundscape of Berlin, captured in his BerlinSymphony. In his Lover-Skysong on the other hand, Jost focuses on the smallest human community and orchestrates the eternal vow of fidelity by a pair of lovers as it builds into a single grand progression. In the video Christian Jost talks about his album featuring the Konzerthaus Orchestra and the German Chamber Orchestra of Berlin, his method of composing and his inspiration. Sebastian Nordmann, Director of the Konzerthaus Berlin, also has his say: the BerlinSymphony was composed and recorded for the venue.