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Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen in Four Channels

Analysis Notes, October–November 2008, April 2009

Key Characteristics

Axis pairings.

  • quote similar (not the same) materials paired on L / RB
  • unison rotation (clockwise)
  • paired response with channel delay (LF / RB)
  • unison response (RF / LB)
  • short rotation / unison / rotation exchanges
  • unison response as cadence before sudden change, with overlap

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

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