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Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen in Four Channels

Analysis Notes, October–November 2008, April 2009

Key Characteristics

Canonic unison and cadence.

  • LF (180 ms delay) -> LB / RB (180 ms delay) -> RF
  • quasi-circular motion, left > back > right
  • how many different types of sounds? are the %u2018conglomerations%u2019?
  • what are the relationships between the sounds?
  • cadential sound, as an addition or summation of previous sounds

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

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