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Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen in Four Channels

Analysis Notes, October–November 2008, April 2009

Key Characteristics

Solo channel, multi-layered, RF.

  • two distinct layers
  • sustained mid-range spectral sound
  • band passed pulse complexes
  • quasi-union, then decay
  • small elements of the sustained sound survive the attack

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

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