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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #100 on: March 05, 2008, 09:55:17 AM »
If anyone lives in the Boston area, they can hear Oktophonie live in 8-channel reproduction (fascinating!) this coming Saturday at Harvard University at 11 pm (yes, that's right, 11 pm).

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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #101 on: March 05, 2008, 01:28:38 PM »
"accessibility" isnt a requirement/issue with me...ive been exposed to a fair deal and wide breadth of stuff for quite some time now & have long gotten over those issues in the very beginning, decades ago...

I should have figured as much. Sorry. I might have been a bit too concerned with a "wow" factor upon first listening, given so many skeptics of late Stockhausen. However, you don't seem to be one, given that you liked several excerpts of his late music in the BBC memorial broadcast.

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« Reply #102 on: March 07, 2008, 07:36:59 AM »
I just found out that next week at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), composer Virgil Moorefield is going to perform a version of the Helikopter-Quartett with the university's Digital Music Ensemble, with four electric guitars and--check this out--toy helicopters!  They will also have real-time visuals triggered by the music.  (One of the helicopters will have a camera inside.)  They are apparently making a video of the whole thing, so if I find the link I'll post it here.

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« Reply #103 on: March 07, 2008, 09:57:03 AM »
I just found out that next week at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), composer Virgil Moorefield is going to perform a version of the Helikopter-Quartett with the university's Digital Music Ensemble, with four electric guitars and--check this out--toy helicopters!  They will also have real-time visuals triggered by the music.  (One of the helicopters will have a camera inside.)  They are apparently making a video of the whole thing, so if I find the link I'll post it here.

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Sounds hilarious!

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« Reply #104 on: March 07, 2008, 05:40:36 PM »
I just found out that next week at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), composer Virgil Moorefield is going to perform a version of the Helikopter-Quartett with the university's Digital Music Ensemble, with four electric guitars and--check this out--toy helicopters!  They will also have real-time visuals triggered by the music.  (One of the helicopters will have a camera inside.)  They are apparently making a video of the whole thing, so if I find the link I'll post it here.

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I figured the first "non-canon" Helikopter-Quartett would be a version without helicopters; taped copter sounds on stage. But this! Yeah, that's great. I don't know how they're gonna make it work, but it's a great idea, anyway. BTW, Moorefield recorded one of my top-ten "avant-rock" albums, Distractions on the Way to the King's Party; you can hear a track from it and other Moorefield discs here: http://www.virgilmoorefield.com/composer.html

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« Reply #105 on: March 12, 2008, 07:03:00 AM »
Here is the flyer about the University of Michigan performance on Friday of the Helikopter-Quartett.

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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #106 on: March 12, 2008, 07:14:51 AM »
Is only one person in charge of all 4 helicopters???   :o

The flyer reminded me of Planet of the Apes plus The Day the Earth Stood Still.
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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #107 on: March 12, 2008, 08:02:40 AM »
I just found out that next week at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), composer Virgil Moorefield is going to perform a version of the Helikopter-Quartett with the university's Digital Music Ensemble, with four electric guitars and--check this out--toy helicopters!  They will also have real-time visuals triggered by the music.  (One of the helicopters will have a camera inside.)  They are apparently making a video of the whole thing, so if I find the link I'll post it here.

--Bruce

Bruce,  do you have some sort of link or more info on the performance?  (oops nevermind...I posted too fast)

Also for everyone else,  what are a few pieces to start out with?

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« Reply #108 on: March 12, 2008, 08:11:21 AM »
Toy helicopters? Wouldn't that be like playing the Bach Toccata & Fugue in D Minor on a carousel calliope?  ;D

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« Reply #109 on: March 12, 2008, 08:25:52 AM »
Bruce,  do you have some sort of link or more info on the performance?  (oops nevermind...I posted too fast)

Here is the blurb on the U. Michigan website.  (Center, scroll down a bit.)

Edit: here is the Digital Music Ensemble's home page, with a little more information on the DME in general, MP3 files, and other interesting things, but I don't see anything else about the Stockhausen.

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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #110 on: March 23, 2008, 10:19:14 AM »
OK, Stockhausen fans, here it is: Virgil Moorefield's version of the Helikopter - Streichquartett, arranged for four electric guitars...and toy helicopters.  (Note: requires QuickTime, a free download, available here.)

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« Reply #111 on: May 18, 2008, 05:04:38 PM »
Hi Stockhausen fans!

I recently heard some Stockhausen for the first time - Stimmung, on Naxos's 2-disc introduction to modern music. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it, finding it reminiscent of Laurie Anderson's work (though of course it's actually the other way around).

Can anyone recommend further _cheap_ CDs to explore?
 

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« Reply #112 on: May 18, 2008, 06:11:01 PM »
Hi Stockhausen fans!

I recently heard some Stockhausen for the first time - Stimmung, on Naxos's 2-disc introduction to modern music. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it, finding it reminiscent of Laurie Anderson's work (though of course it's actually the other way around).

Can anyone recommend further _cheap_ CDs to explore?
 

There's a fine performance of Mantra on New Albion, which won't bankrupt you: http://www.amazon.com/Stockhausen-Mantra-Karlheinz/dp/B000000R2N/ref=pd_bbs_7?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1211166131&sr=8-7

Eotvos' recordings of Punkte and Gruppen are very good: http://www.amazon.com/Karlheinz-Stockhausen-Gruppen-Punkte/dp/B000ENC6P0/ref=pd_bbs_sr_4?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1211166131&sr=8-4

I was surprised to find a few of these still out there -- the trio version of Tierkreis, Stockhausen's beautiful series of miniatures based on the Zodiac. Think of it as his Pictures at an Exhibition. With it comes the solo trumpet piece Oberlippentanz; I'm fine with that work, but many find it a bit overlong. Your mileage may vary. : http://www.amazon.com/Tierkreis-Stockhausen/dp/B000009HZV/ref=sr_1_34?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1211166608&sr=8-34
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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #113 on: May 19, 2008, 12:31:10 AM »
Thanks for the recommendations, guys. Oh, my poor wallet....

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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #114 on: May 19, 2008, 06:34:52 AM »
Try the first 11 Klavierstuck as played by Aloys Kontarsky for free in lossless downloads: http://www.avantgardeproject.org/agp101/index.htm
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« Reply #115 on: May 19, 2008, 06:49:02 AM »
Try the first 11 Klavierstuck as played by Aloys Kontarsky for free in lossless downloads: http://www.avantgardeproject.org/agp101/index.htm

Hm. I downloaded a track, but how do I play it? My computer doesn't like it.

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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #116 on: May 19, 2008, 06:52:06 AM »
Do you have flac installed? I'm guessing probably not.

http://flac.sourceforge.net/documentation_tasks.html is the official guide on how to use it with more popular media players.
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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #117 on: May 19, 2008, 06:53:41 AM »
Do you have flac installed? I'm guessing probably not.

http://flac.sourceforge.net/documentation_tasks.html is the official guide on how to use it with more popular media players.

Okay. Thanks.

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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #118 on: May 19, 2008, 03:07:30 PM »
Those Kontarsky Klavierstucke performances are great...

gomro, by any chance have you heard MITTWOCH-GRUSS electronic music (verlag 66) or SONNTAGS-ABSCHIED for 5 synthesizers (verlag 74)??

or verlag 78 those works played on saxophone...??

Sucks that the Official Site doesn't have 30 second samples of each disc.

I haven't heard M-G, but I own S-A, Verlag 74.  Angelin Preljocaj, the choreographer, called it "an acoustic form of voodoo;" this link takes you to some bits of his ballet Eldorado, and you can hear some of S-A there.
http://www.preljocaj.org/video/eldorado2.swf

Here is an image I created that captures some of my impressions of S-A (synaesthesia); of course it is only a frozen moment. Some day I'll invest in better graphics software, till then, it is what it is:



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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #119 on: May 26, 2008, 08:36:39 AM »
FYI for anyone in New York next weekend, the annual Bang on a Can marathon will be at the World Financial Center from 6:00 p.m. Saturday through 6:00 a.m. on Sunday.  The final piece will be Stockhausen's Stimmung, performed by Toby Twining Music at around 5:00 a.m.  The venue is mostly glass (see below), so to hear this while watching the sun rise could be quite an extraordinary experience.

http://www.bangonacan.org/marathon/schedule

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