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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #580 on: January 12, 2013, 05:07:56 PM »
But the human voice is an instrument too.

I'm aware of that; but at a high level I find the work needed to make an instrument do what you are hearing, particularly noises, sweeps, slides and bursts, to impart an articulation and inexact approximation that I don't find when doing the same using your voice. Imagine Mikrophonie I done with voices--I would find it much less interesting.

Has EXPO for 3 ever been recorded? .. 3 is the perfect number for improvisation imo.

I'm not aware of any recording of Expo.
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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #581 on: January 12, 2013, 06:17:34 PM »
Stimmung?

No; you aren't getting it. Producing the variety of noises, howls, barks, scrapes, etc with just a tam-tam and contact mics is striking and endlessly fascinating. Doing it with voices would be just a bunch of guys howling and screaming at the microphones.
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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #582 on: January 13, 2013, 05:17:52 AM »
You lost me .. Mikrophonie I is percussion piece .. why would we want to imagine voices trying to mimick that? ..  and what does that have to do with the spontaneous interplay that's the basis of Spiral between soloist and radio receiver ?  .. 

I was comparing Spiral for solo instrument vs. its version for voice. To me, the version for voice is less interesting, timbre- and articulation-wise, than the versions with instruments. To me, mimicking the music, noises, slides, sweeps, etc coming out of the receiver with the voice is less appealing (in much the same way Mikrophonie I would have been if it were for voice and not tam-tam + contact mics).
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« Reply #583 on: January 28, 2013, 07:05:04 AM »
Just spotted this in Harold Moores. Anyone heard it? How does it stack up against the previous recordings?




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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #584 on: February 07, 2013, 03:54:05 AM »
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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Lecture 5

But-that's perfect! LOL
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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #585 on: March 21, 2013, 03:54:55 PM »

like a celestial choir of fire trucks.


I like that image!   ;D 

How nice that Stockhausen's work was able to attract a small but eager crowd.
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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #586 on: March 25, 2013, 09:03:11 AM »
Saw Oktophonie last night, and had very mixed feelings (which I'll elaborate on in a longer article). Nutshell: musically quite interesting, but didn't much go for the visual set-up, or the uncomfortable chairs - and as much as I'd like to report that the white cloaks (worn by the audience) added anything, I felt they were unnecessary.

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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #587 on: March 26, 2013, 11:03:01 AM »
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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #588 on: March 27, 2013, 05:55:10 AM »
Wow, I'm exhausted after checking out these last Posts! That whole experience sounds draining.

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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #589 on: April 25, 2013, 01:21:27 PM »
Donnerstag (Instrumental section: Michael's Journey Around the world... to be performed at the Lincoln Center Festival this sumer..
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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #590 on: May 01, 2013, 05:30:12 AM »
I can hardly believe it, but another performance of Kontakte - this time with Iktus Percussion - is coming up on May 21 at New York's Roulette. This will be the third NYC performance in three years.

http://roulette.org/events/ear-heart-music-itkus-percussion/

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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #591 on: May 20, 2013, 06:12:10 AM »
Hmmm,... 66 Pages,... occult numerology creeps into the Stockhausen Thread!

666 is actually a very interesting number, and I'm sure KS knew the esoterics of 'sacred geometry' and such? Was he a Mason (of any stripe)? Or a straight up Luciferian?

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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #592 on: June 07, 2013, 05:55:09 AM »
Karlheinz Stockhausen
for basset horn


Traum - Formel (1981)
Evas spiegel (1984)
Susani (1984)
Die 7 lieder der tage (1986)
Freia (1991)
In freundschaft (1977)




Looks like something I'd need asap.

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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #593 on: June 07, 2013, 06:01:34 AM »
...but it doesn't seem to be out on CD...  >:(

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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #594 on: June 10, 2013, 08:16:00 AM »
I spotted the Nonesuch recording of Momente at my local 2nd-hand store. Worth getting?
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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #595 on: June 12, 2013, 05:50:59 AM »
Stockhausen's own label offers the highest quality & standards for his music.

This is the label that refuses to make their recordings of spatialized pieces available on DVD with surround sound (even though this would not cost any more than their current method of production), and whose liner notes are still amateurly typeset. Stockhausen-Verlag is better than nothing, but "Highest quality and standards" my ass.

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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #596 on: June 12, 2013, 05:29:00 PM »
REFRAIN (1959)
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Those who wish to understand what I have written for the three players in REFRAIN must read the score.

Those who wish to understand how the players interpret my score must know the score and compare performances.

Those who simply wish to hear (not understand) a piece of music need only listen.

What is left to be explained?

-K.Stockhausen


Great quote


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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #597 on: June 21, 2013, 05:13:50 AM »
Stockhausen unfolds his musical concept of death as a "process of liberation" as a transition to light and therefore as part of a new birth of man."

Not exactly a unique concept.

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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #598 on: June 21, 2013, 05:34:35 AM »
Yes .. but an age old one. Universal even. But read carefully now. Of course .. Stockhausen's own 'musical conception unfolding' of this underlying (age old) mythology is utterly unlike anything in the pantheon of composition when filtered through his singular radiant prism.

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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #599 on: June 21, 2013, 05:39:53 AM »
This work is a special one and closest to Stockhausen's own bones.

I like the Licht series quite a lot.