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Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen in Four Channels

Analysis Notes, October–November 2008, April 2009

Key Characteristics

Individual channels / soli.

  • how does the “introduction” function? (first 30 seconds)
  • Rotation.
  • sustained or granular?
  • how many layers?
  • direction of rotation, and speed
  • what is the rate of change (velocity of the trajectory)
  • is this a pre-echo of the end
  • how do the interjections function in terms of changing or displacing the rotating layer?

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

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