Stockhausen has always appeared very forbidding to me, although I had never heard his music.
Anyone recommend any other music of his, books, websites? Mine interest has been tickled.
― mentalist (mentalist), Monday, 13 October 2003 08:39 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Baaderist (Fabfunk), Monday, 13 October 2003 08:46 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Marcello Carlin, Monday, 13 October 2003 09:40 (9 years ago) Permalink
― mentalist (mentalist), Monday, 13 October 2003 10:12 (9 years ago) Permalink
Not sure about the pleasant bit and the sense of humour bit but he certainly has a very high opinion of himself!
Let's begin with his electronic music, which is all absolutely essential. The two most accessible pieces are "Hymnen" and "Telemusik" but "Gesang der Junglinge" and "Kontakte" are probably greater achievements. A very accessible piece of music if you're just dipping an exploratory toe into his soundpool is "Refrain" - it's one I always recommend. I'm not an expert on his orchestral music which I think can be quite problematic for neohpytes the biggies are "Gruppen", "Momente", "Carre" but I'm partial to "Punkte" and "Trans" meself. As for his "intuitive" music of the late 60s, many people seem rather sniffy about this but I love it. Actually, there's so many areas to cover and I haven't got the time!
― Dadaismus (Dada), Monday, 13 October 2003 11:12 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Disco Nihilist (mjt), Monday, 13 October 2003 21:28 (9 years ago) Permalink
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― Lukas (lukas), Wednesday, 23 June 2004 16:09 (8 years ago) Permalink
Got my tickets thru the other day, get in there quickly, should be great.
Meanwhile, not sure if there are more events planned here, not much of a festival is it's only one concert!
― Tom D., Thursday, 22 May 2008 15:09 (5 years ago) Permalink
All good stuff, but if only someone had organised a Scooter Salutes Stockhausen night.
― Dingbod Kesterson, Thursday, 22 May 2008 15:12 (5 years ago) Permalink
I celebrated finishing some school exam or other by getting 'Musik Im Park' from the library, setting up my parents' quality record player in the garden, and sprawling on the grass as if I'd been at the original concert. Not a great afternoon, to be honest. It was only redeemed when I switched it off and went with 'The Song Remains The Same' instead.
Since then I haven't paid much heed to Mr Stockhausen. But I did enjoy reading a post by a guy who'd been hired to run the mixing desk at a more recent event: "I got there to find forty musicians and a ream of sheet music. The whole thing had been scored to the millisecond with unbelievable complexity. I lost track after about thirty seconds and spent the evening just shoving the faders up and down at random as seemed best fitting to me. The Times review the next day described the performance as 'a tour de force'."
― Ismael Klata, Thursday, 22 May 2008 16:29 (5 years ago) Permalink
Helicopter Quartet - live feed!!http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/interactive/2012/aug/22/karlheinz-stockhausen-helicopter-string-quartet-watch-live
― bulge renaissance (+ +), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 18:13 (9 months ago) Permalink
with slightly salesman-like presenter. ugh.
― bulge renaissance (+ +), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 18:17 (9 months ago) Permalink
Whoa I'm only finding out now that Mittwoch was performed back in August
(finally made it to the Alex Ross review in the NYer)
― Brakhage, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 18:53 (7 months ago) Permalink