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Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen in Four Channels

Analysis Notes, October–November 2008, April 2009

Key Characteristics

Sustained decay.

  • RB fades out under start (overlapped sections)
  • double-canon at 180 ms of RF and LB; compare to 15, above
  • Canon A: RF precedes LB by 180 ms
  • Canon B; LB precedes RF by 180 ms
  • difficulty in sound localization because of the complexity of the relationships of the multiple canons
  • segue into [17]

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

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