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Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen in Four Channels

Analysis Notes, October–November 2008, April 2009

Key Characteristics

Unison to solos > union and disintegration.

  • a game between unison,
  • converging solo parts, and
  • homophony / (semi-)coordinated attacks
  • four solos coming together, becoming similar through use of common aspects of time and materials
  • unison attack, and breaking apart

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

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