"The internationally acclaimed "hilarious releases" [vital weekly] of zeitkratzer records go on. This is the fourth release in the series [old school]. The first three CDs, dedicated to the music of John Cage [zkr0009], James Tenney [zkr0010] and Alvin Lucier [zkr0011] have been highly acclaimed. London's Wire Magazine wrote: "The rigour and discipline they collectively bring to this compositions make both discs utterly enthralling, from start to finish." The new release is dedicated to the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen." "I do not want a spiritualistic session. I want music." Karlheinz Stockhausen is one of the most outstanding composers of the 20th century. After his early super organised compositions as Gesang der Jünglinge, Kontakte or Studien 1 and 2, he realised "Aus den Sievben Tagen" ("From the Seven Days") as a precisely organised text composition. Not one single note is written, but it is exactly defined, what kind of material the musicians should choose, - and how they shall play it. Length, tempi, etc are not given. zeitkratzer had the chance to work on this pieces in Ljubljana in spring 2011, and tried to develop the approach to interpret the texts as precisely as possible, what means in a traditional way of score-reading. As Stockhausen pointed out: "musical meditation is not sentimentality, but ultra alertness and - in the lightest moments - creative ecstasy." Set Sail for the sun!" (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | DE| 2011| ZEITKRATZER | 17.90

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