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Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen in Four Channels

Analysis Notes, October–November 2008, April 2009

Key Characteristics

Three independent speakers.

  • LF and RB share common material
  • LB reverberated continuous sound (metallic)
  • RB, then LF, impulses, and addition (capture) of continuous sound
  • ascending (then slightly descending) glissando interjections

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

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