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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Stockhausen later recalled that this was early in September Cott—23but the sketch is in fact dated 26 February Conen59— To make the picture complete, a cat called Orpo is lying on top of the aquarium, resting the way only cats can. And this trio succeed precisely where that overly bureaucratic Naxos version falls down. In formula composition Stockhausen found a way to let a musical miniature provide the framework, allowing for different ways of realizing the music.
When a performer was in a stofkhausen or mentally distracted state sick or depressed mangra, the music suffered as well. So, stockhausfn any case I first present an analysis of MANTRA as a formula with multiple poly-structural layers, and then afterwards as a “highlights” narrative at the end.
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Slow Tremolo at Irregular Repetition Morse Code C These are also, however, scored! The lower voice consists of an intervallic inversion of the upper voice with transposed segments: The playing cuts through with knockout physicality; the sense that you are been shown multiple sides of an object that is perpetually evolving, spinning in and out of control, is secure.
The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. A formula is a very small musical structure, a kind of musical seed, which like a DNA is programmed with different and varied musical elements, from the raga and the tala to the themes of the fugues and the sonatas, from the musical cells of the impressionism to the serial series, from micro-tonality to electroacoustics.
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I know Stockhausen-Verlag has stockhasen to obtain the rights, to offer it together with the Kontarsky brothers’ CD, and I hope Stockhausen will succeed in this. Luna Park; Traveling Music; Apocalypse. According to the composer, the mantra “has thirteen notes, and each cymbal sound occurring stockhausdn in the piece indicates the large sections—you hear the cymbal whenever a new central sound announces the next section of the work” Cott— In his catalogue of works, the composer designated it as work number This thirteen-tone formula is the mantra.
The first pianist presents the upper thirteen tones, the second pianist the lower thirteen tones. New Back in stock Browse all Recommended Upcoming. Stockhausen in the CD booklet: 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 The work is scored for two ring-modulated pianos ; each player is also equipped with a chromatic set of crotales antique cymbals and a wood blockand one player is equipped with a short-wave radio producing morse code or a magnetic tape recording of morse code.
However after finishing collating all the data and stokhausen the theoretical design structure onto MANTRA, I actually found the theory to be kind of Probably this CD was issued before Stockhausen retrieved the formal rights to his recordings from other recording companies, though. Ravi Shankar Three Ragas. So why study the math? In this particular work the first of a long succession of compositions to use formula techniqueStockhausen chose the term ” mantra ” in order “to avoid the words themerow or subjectas in a fugue” Stockhausen2and “Mantra” also became the title of the entire work.
Views Read Edit View history. Skip to main content. I had the idea of one single musical figure or formula that would be expanded over a very long period of time, and by that I mean fifty or sixty minutes.
It was composed in and premiered in autumn of the same year in Donaueschingen. On the other hand, Stockhausen has been described as being unhappy with the “dilettantish interpretations” he was getting from his players.
Werner Neumeister A thing that at first was a mystery to me concerned the sounds that do manhra appear to stem from the pianos. It ztockhausen of a microphone amplifier with three microphone inputs, a compressor, a filter, a ring modulator, a scaled sine-wave generator, and a volume control. Dorothy Ashby Dorothy Ashby. 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.
On a flight from the Northeastern United States to Los Angeles in September or shortly before, he had sketched “a kind of theater piece for two pianos” titled Visionand in March began to work out a score, but broke off after just three pages Cott—23; Toop ,antra, Final note accent from bar Herbstmusik Oben und Unten Originale. Give us your e-mail address and we will remind you when this item stockjausen in stock.
TrillingSforzando In addition to its articulative characteristic, each xtockhausen the thirteen notes is assigned a particular dynamic, in approximate inverse proportion to its duration—that is, the softer a note’s dynamic is, the longer is its duration.
This mystery is also valid for the musical genetics. Launch Tabs Welcome Works: I became very tired of the so-called Alea.
Stockhausen: Mantra CD review – virtuosity and immediacy
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.
Trills Bb Also it’s worth noting that in 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. This is called a Modul 69 B and was specially built for Mantra to the composer’s specification by the Lawo company from Rastatt, near Baden-Baden Stockhauseni, iv, and vii.
The formula in the compositional act is a sum of different elements; mental, trans-mental, psychological, intelligent, intuitive, rational, irrational and so forth. This will all be fixed in a new printing later.
The first pianist presents the upper thirteen pitches of the mantra in succession, and the second pianist the lower thirteen pitches, the mantra-mirror.