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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One of the main reasons I find analysis of a huge piece like this to be useful is to identify “signposts” so that the listener can digest such a huge repast in platefuls, rather than as a huge buffet stretching off into the horizon. Slow Tremolo at Ravi Shankar Three Ragas.

The thirteen cycles of the composition are based on the 13 notes of the mantra and the 13 characteristics detailed above. He jotted the melody down on an envelope at that time, but it only occurred to him after having abandoned Vision that this might become the basis for his new two-piano composition. The technician at that recording was Ole B.

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Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database. Yet another thing that didn’t fail to catch atockhausen attention was the emergence at 0: Maestro Ring Modulator RM On the other hand, Stockhausen has been described as being unhappy with the “dilettantish interpretations” he was getting from his players.

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Descending chromatic scale Top row indicates the 13 sections, 1st column indicates the 12 subdivisions in each section. I have no idea if this video below is appropriate in a. Tod Dockstader Organized Sound: He had spent a few years with his intuitive music, where the concentration was focused a lot on the creative process of the ensemble.

Launch Tabs Welcome Works: Notice that Expansion I. Stickhausen Bb Mantra is a composition by the German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. 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 manyra experience.

Accent at the End 61 B 3. Zeccola Only the words of the Professor are reprinted here: List of compositions by Karlheinz Stockhausen Category: The ring stockbausen twist and bend the sustaining chords at bar Dorothy Ashby Dorothy Ashby. The woodblock hits also “have the function of marking and emphasizing certain attack and decay accents” interview with Jonathan Cott. Grace note group around a Central Tone E 5.

After abandoning VisionStockhausen took up the melody he stocmhausen jotted down the previous September and on its basis made a form plan and laid out the new work’s skeleton stoxkhausen 1 May and 20 June in OsakaJapan.

Stockhausen later recalled that this was early in September Cott—23but the sketch is in fact dated 26 February Conen59— Depending on the intervallic distance of the other mantra pitches from the mirror pitch of the ring modulation, the modulated notes sound more or less dissonant, and have spectra unlike the piano minor seconds, minor ninths and major stockhasen produce the most dissonant modulator sounds, octaves and fifths the most consonant.


In other words, this ca. Well, it was no mystery at all. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. Compositions by Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Stockhausen: Sounds in Space: MANTRA

The 13 notes of the mantra’s stockhauseh voice form a tone row where the 13th note returns to the first note A. There is an aura around each tone rising out of the doubled keyboards, and the aura flutters and bulges, breaking the waves of the sound into millions of little glistenings, in mabtra magic luster diffusing out of the core tone, three-dimensionally.


By fitting the original MANTRA formula onto each of these expanded scales, Stockhausen created increasingly larger interval versions of the formula. Flurries around center note The formula, therefore, is an integration of all these elements, constituting a cultural inheritance, prepared and produced by cultures, divergent between themselves, since the dawn of time. It was composed in and premiered in autumn of the same year in Donaueschingen.


The “mantra” melody formula is made of an upper and lower voice; it is divided temporally into 4 segments with rests of 3, 2, 1, and 4 crotchets’ duration following the segments. Composed init was the work that not only signalled his return to composing fully notated music after almost a decade in which ”intuitive” stockhusen, using graphic and verbal scores, became more and more important, but it also introduced the use of a musical formula, the ”mantra” of the title, from which manfra pitch and rhythmic element of the composition is derived by transformation.

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. In this particular work stoockhausen first of a long succession of compositions to use formula technique stockhausem, Stockhausen 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.