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Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen in Four Channels

Analysis Notes, October–November 2008, April 2009

Key Characteristics

Axis tone duet of metal (glass) and wood (LF / RB).

  • varying degrees of independence / codependence
  • both sound families used on both channels
  • slow introduction of complementary (sustained) sounds
  • in silences, hints of upcoming dominant materials
  • increased density of tone dialog / exchange, differentiation less explicit

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

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