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Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen in Four Channels

Analysis Notes, October–November 2008, April 2009

Key Characteristics

Two “layers”; static background, dynamic foreground.

  • two / three layered sound moved LF / RF, seven times
  • RB channel faded in; same as LB but 180 degrees out of phase
  • note eventual “similarity” of the two parts
  • front channels are a preparation for [24]

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

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