D.E.A.T.H. forms a part of my cycle dedicated to the American writer Thomas Pynchon, a cycle, that combines ensemble music (The Tristero System), a solo piece for cello (The Courier’s Tragedy), music for tape (D.E.A.T.H.) as well as live-ectronics (W.A.S.T.E.). All sound materials of D.E.A.T.H. are electronically treated oboe-multiphonics. I am deeply indebted to André Richard who allowed me to work at the Experimentalstudio in Freiburg.