Articles tagged 'Stockhausen'

Atopos Survey 1. / Italian Vacation 11. / Piano Factory 12.

Although Atopos has been around for over a decade, I’ve only just discovered them. The emphasis is of course Italian, the sensibility suggesting various late-20th century Italians taking cues from European (Darmstadt) and American (Cage, Feldman, et al.) trends.

Atopos Survey 1. / Italian Vacation 11. / Piano Factory 12.

Although Atopos has been around for over a decade, I’ve only just discovered them. The emphasis is of course Italian, the sensibility suggesting various late-20th century Italians taking cues from European (Darmstadt) and American (Cage, Feldman, et al.) trends.

EA Bucket 15.

The zeitkratzer troupe gathered in Slovenia and Croatia to execute structured improvisations motivated by Stockhausen’s baffling instructions.

EA Bucket 15.

The zeitkratzer troupe gathered in Slovenia and Croatia to execute structured improvisations motivated by Stockhausen’s baffling instructions.

Piano Factory 7.

I’ve been dipping into this fluent sampler between more difficult stuff, enjoying Halffter’s compact brightness and Santinelli’s flair and execution.

Piano Factory 7.

I’ve been dipping into this fluent sampler between more difficult stuff, enjoying Halffter’s compact brightness and Santinelli’s flair and execution.

EA Bucket 12.

As a sometime electroacoustic practitioner, I listened to this set as other than as critic. While all composers are critics, the obverse is not necessarily true — a discussion for another day.

EA Bucket 12.

As a sometime electroacoustic practitioner, I listened to this set as other than as critic. While all composers are critics, the obverse is not necessarily true — a discussion for another day.

Ferneyhough & Stockhausen: Grubby and Gruppen

Compared to his previous compositions, Ferneyhough’s Shadowtime is easy going. It’s almost as if his California tenure exposed him too thoroughly to Desperate Housewives and American Idol.

Ferneyhough & Stockhausen: Grubby and Gruppen

Compared to his previous compositions, Ferneyhough’s Shadowtime is easy going. It’s almost as if his California tenure exposed him too thoroughly to Desperate Housewives and American Idol.

Up from the Archives

Deutsche Grammophon’s Echo 20/21, Wergo’s Fortieth, and ENHB

Up from the Archives

Deutsche Grammophon’s Echo 20/21, Wergo’s Fortieth, and ENHB

An Assortment of Moderns, Part II

I was way pleased when the Grammys gave George Crumb’s Star-child the honors for Best Contemporary Composition of 2000.

An Assortment of Moderns, Part II

I was way pleased when the Grammys gave George Crumb’s Star-child the honors for Best Contemporary Composition of 2000.

Stockhausen is Invisible

Stockhausen has historicised himself: very little of his work since embarking upon Licht has made it across the Atlantic, and he has almost vanished from America’s contemporary musical life.

Stockhausen is Invisible

Stockhausen has historicised himself: very little of his work since embarking upon Licht has made it across the Atlantic, and he has almost vanished from America’s contemporary musical life.

Stockhausen’s Helikopter-Streichquartett

“I heard and saw the four string players in four helicopters flying in the air and playing…”

Stockhausen’s Helikopter-Streichquartett

“I heard and saw the four string players in four helicopters flying in the air and playing…”

Helicopter String Quartet

The product of a commission Stockhausen couldn’t accept (“The string quartet is a typical genre of the 18th century”) and a later dream, the work places the members of the Arditti String Quartet in separate airborne helicopters.

Helicopter String Quartet

The product of a commission Stockhausen couldn’t accept (“The string quartet is a typical genre of the 18th century”) and a later dream, the work places the members of the Arditti String Quartet in separate airborne helicopters.