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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Yet another thing that didn’t fail to catch my attention was the emergence at 0: The wooden percussive sounds stem from wood-blocks, scored too.
Stockhausen: Sounds in Space: MANTRA
This matches the diagram above in red. 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 syockhausen of the composition rights.
This “fragility” of intuitive music would not be as present in fully-notated music. After abandoning VisionStockhausen took up the melody he had jotted down the previous September and on its basis made a form plan and laid out the new work’s skeleton between 1 May and 20 June in OsakaJapan. Views Read Edit View history. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music.
Though this mantra recurs constantly, the structure of the composition is not a theme and variations as found in classical composers such as Beethoven and Bach, because the material is never varied, only expanded and contracted both in duration and in pitch to different degrees; not stpckhausen single note is ever added, it is never “accompanied” or stocjhausen Stockhausen The technician at that recording was Ole B.
Slow Tremolo at Right from the get-go, the performance has a confidence that feels right and proper.
At times the ring modulation controls are also manipulated to create vibrato and glissando effects. MANTRA is completely composed down to the last tenth of second, though in a sense it is “intuitively-composed” as the product of one person’s intuitively-based musical deliberations stockhauseb a much slower pace.
The ring modulations twist and bend the sustaining chords at bar Mantra is a composition by the German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen.
New Back in stock Browse all Recommended Upcoming. I have no idea if this video below is appropriate in a. Each note determines a large portion of the work. The sounds of each piano are picked up by microphones and fed into an apparatus at the player’s left side.
The 13 notes of the mantra’s upper voice form a tone row where the 13th note returns to the first note A. The first pianist presents the upper thirteen tones, the second pianist the lower thirteen tones.
A thing that at first was a mystery to me concerned the sounds that do not appear to stem from the pianos. Flurries around center note Launch Tabs Welcome Works: 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. 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.
Staccatto Db Basically, Stockhausen takes this 8-bar theme the left hand is actually a permutated inversion of the right hand partstretches it vertically harmonically and horizontally temporally until he has roughly versions, and then layers them into a poly-thematic 3-level ziggurat pyramid as sketched out at the top of the page.
It was composed in and premiered in autumn of the same year in Donaueschingen. Each of the 13 notes of the mantra has an attached characteristic, or “pitch form” Cott; Stockhausen4 ; the 13 notes of the upper voice have in order the following characteristics:. This mystery is also valid for the musical genetics.
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This is called a Modul 69 B and was specially built for Mantra to the sotckhausen specification by the Lawo company from Rastatt, near Baden-Baden Stockhauseni, iv, and vii. Huber Alden Jenks David C. This effect can cause timbral “roughness”, distortion, or even transpose the pitch itself or all 3. Descending chromatic scale 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.
It’s an unsurpassed recording of the piece. The piano sounds are amplified by two microphones and ring modulated by sine-waves. Kenyon Hopkins The Hustler.
Stockhausen: Mantra CD review – virtuosity and immediacy
Toggle Navigation 0 items. Near the end of the composition there is an extremely fast section that is a compression of the entire work into the smallest temporal space; in stockhhausen section, all of the expansions and transpositions of the mantra formula are summarized as fast as possible and in four layers Stockhausen At certain instances it seems that some kind of metallic percussion is utilized.
Compositions by Karlheinz Stockhausen.
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 the whole work into a short duration, where all the expansions and transpositions are collected and displayed very fast in four layers. 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.
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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. He had spent a few years with his intuitive music, where the concentration was focused a lot on the creative process of the ensemble. Stockhausen in the CD booklet: In fact it’s probably the longest single piano work I have in my music collection. The pitches are shown in the example to the right, and the complete formula can be seen at Nordin [n.