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Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen in Four Channels

Analysis Notes, October–November 2008, April 2009

Key Characteristics

Impulse of energy; an examination on the decay of energy.

  • rotation at various speeds
  • cycles flow on top of and around each other, not in competition
  • several layers freely mixed
  • occasional rogue sounds restart the spinning, but decay and peace have set in

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

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