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Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen in Four Channels

Analysis Notes, October–November 2008, April 2009

Key Characteristics

A single gestural type: attack > decay.

  • two sounds, paired on the axis of LF / RB and RF / LB
  • starts with multi-layered complexity (~4 seconds)
  • decays into distant metallic reverberation

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

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