I didn’t much care for the version of Stockhausen’s Mantra that Xenia Pestova, Pascal Meyer and Jan Panis issued via Naxos in True enough, Mantra is a . As “Mantra” begins you immediately feel that this is much more than any kind of piano duo that you’ve heard before, and at this point I’m strictly speaking in terms . Stockhausen – Mantra – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online .

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Drone; Two Fragments from Acolypse; Water. It amazes me to ponder the fact that a microscopic element, an incorporeal sperm, is able to fertilize another human being, to generate a new complex being who contains a plentiful genetic inheritance. Views Read Edit View history.

In other words, this ca. The top staff has circled numbers, 1 through 13, which label the parts of the formula and their special properties the pink numbers are duration measurements. Flurries around center note Kenyon Hopkins The Hustler. I got the explanation from Kathinka Pasveer at Stockhausen-Verlag that this CD was among the first to appear in the Complete Stockhausen Editionand that they didn’t really have the knack of how to present the material then, which is why they left out some details in the booklet text.

But Stockhausen gave lectures on these theories because he believed that learning of the techniques involved gave the listener an opportunity to expand one’s consciousness on some level musically and otherwise and would enrich the listening experience.

Some people may get associations to a submerged state, into some kind of fluid; not necessarily water, but into some other kind of fluid, like TIME or what the ancients called the ETHER, or something else that bends the senses like gravity bends light, passing by dense celestial bodies.

Clone Spring – Electronix favorites. The formula in the compositional act is a sum of mantrs elements; mental, trans-mental, psychological, intelligent, intuitive, rational, irrational and so forth.



After that I have developed this idea much further. Near the end of the composition sttockhausen is an extremely fast section that is a compression of the entire work into the smallest temporal space; in this section, all of the expansions and transpositions of sstockhausen mantra formula are summarized as fast as possible and in four layers Stockhausen The sounds of each piano are picked up by microphones and fed into an apparatus at the player’s left side.

The Naxos version suffered from a narrow bandwidth of dynamics; here the opening woodblock crack, with its accompanying brouhaha of piano turbulence, hits you between the eyes. Behind him lay all those early responses to serialism — GruppenKontakteRefrain etc; ahead was Lichthis vast and wacky opera cycle, pinned around a network of melodic formulas, an idea about controlling musical material that had its roots in Mantra.

In Mantrathe syockhausen formula is stated near the outset of the piece by piano I.

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Jorge Ben Sacundin Ben Samba. Give us your e-mail address and we will remind you when this item is in stock. The 13 notes of the mantra’s upper voice form a tone row where the 13th note returns to the first note A.

Probably this CD was issued before Stockhausen retrieved the formal rights to his recordings from other recording stockhauen, though. Staccatto Db The woodblock hits also “have the function of marking and emphasizing certain attack and decay accents” interview sgockhausen Jonathan Cott.

In fact, the entry sequence of the first set of 12 Expansion forms goes like this: To make the picture complete, a cat called Orpo is lying on top of the aquarium, resting the way only cats can. Also it’s worth noting that srockhausen the same lecture, Stockhausen maintains that theoretical understanding of MANTRA is no more necessary towards its enjoyment than knowledge about astrophysics is necessary in order to be moved by the stars in the night sky.

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At certain instances it seems that some kind of metallic percussion is utilized. Werner Neumeister A thing that at first was a mystery to me concerned the sounds that do not appear to stem from the pianos.

Each of the 13 notes of the mantra has an attached characteristic, or “pitch form” Cott; Stockhausen4 ; the syockhausen notes of the upper voice have in order the following characteristics:.

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The fast event before the end of the piece which triggered my vision above with the wintry scene of moving people seen through an aquarium in Helsinki is a compression of stockkhausen whole work into a short duration, where all the expansions and transpositions are collected and displayed very fast in four layers.

It’s an unsurpassed recording of the piece. Newer Post Older Post Home. Selected comparisons Stockhausen Mantra. Launch Tabs Welcome Works: The technician at that recording was Ole B. It is reported that some of his intuitive music collaborators were feeling unhappy about the open nature of the “free” music they were playing and beginning to contest ownership of the composition rights.

Stockhausen: Mantra CD review – virtuosity and immediacy

And this trio succeed precisely where that overly bureaucratic Naxos version falls down. For five months I listened carefully to all works I had composed so far. In this way, a single statement of the mantra is spread over the length of the entire composition, though the durations of the mantra notes are not incorporated into this overall plan Conen This mystery is also valid for the musical genetics.