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Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen in Four Channels

Analysis Notes, October–November 2008, April 2009

Key Characteristics

Paired speakers?

  • sustained sound (reverb) to separated (dry)
  • focus on the direction of the sound
  • how does the interruption sound at 12:21 function?
  • is this overall a gesture of decay?

Analysis of the Section (spoken)
Excerpt of the Section (audio)
[4ch] [LB] [LF] [RF] [RB]

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