Stockhausen’s Stimmung

Athelas New Music Festival
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011 at 9.00pm

Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Stimmung is one of the greatest vocal works of the 20th century, one that redefined the very notion of what vocal music could be. Since its first performance in Paris in 1968, Stimmung (translated as ‘tuning’, ‘mood’, or even ‘frame of mind’) has m...esmerised audiences across the world. Over a chord built entirely on the overtones of a single note, six amplified singers hum, chant, sing and recite intimate poetry. The result is a hypnotic sonic ritual of exquisite colours and extraordinary resonances.Stimmung is a truly transcendent experience.


Karlheinz Stockhausen: Stimmung (Copenhagen version).


Else Torp, soprano I
Louise Skovbæch, soprano II
Randi Pontoppidan, alto
Wolodymyr Smishkewych, tenor I
Chris Watson, tenor II
Jakob Bloch Jespersen, bass
Ian Dearden, sound design

Paul Hillier – artistic director

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