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Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen in Four Channels

Analysis Notes, October–November 2008, April 2009

Key Characteristics

Sustained and rotation.

  • how many layers? (sustained, transient)
  • how many sounds?
  • are they separated register / gesture / articulation / location?
  • how “important” is the spatial / rotational aspect
  • there is a decay of independence of sounds and channels, a kind of coming together
  • which sounds relate to other sections of the piece

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

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