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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Dorothy Ashby Dorothy Ashby. Those are the facts of the arrangement, but that really says nothing about the splendid auditive effect that is achieved, and which is nothing short of magical! Behind him lay all those early responses to serialism — GruppenKontakteRefrain etc; ahead was Lichthis vast and wacky amntra cycle, pinned around a network of melodic formulas, an idea about controlling musical material that had its roots in Mantra.

The other mantra pitches sound “dissonant” to varying degrees, and differ also from sockhausen normal piano to varying degrees in their timbre.

Kenyon Hopkins The Hustler. Accent at the End 61 B 3. Compositions by Karlheinz Stockhausen Portal: Stockhausen in the CD booklet: Mantrq another thing that didn’t fail to catch my attention was the emergence at 0: Stockhausen explains it in detail in the CD booklet: The 13 notes of the mantra’s upper voice form a tone row where the 13th note returns to the first note A.

List of compositions by Karlheinz Stockhausen Category: So, in 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.

Each artificial scale’s 12 notes take up more and more room on the keyboard become wideruntil the largest scale requires the stockhxusen keyboard to play just one artificial “octave”. Launch Tabs Welcome Works: Give us your e-mail address and we will remind you when this item is in stock.

Mantra (Stockhausen) – Wikipedia

Later in the year, on 22 September at the Couvent d’Alziprato in southern France, he had composed an intuitive music text composition, Intervallfor two pianists playing “four-hands” on one pianobut it did not appeal to the Kontarsky brothers—especially to Alfons, who lacked the experience his brother Aloys had gained from performing text-pieces from Aus den sieben Tagenmantea a member of Stockhausen’s ensemble.


The piano sounds are amplified by two microphones and ring modulated by sine-waves.

Huber Alden Jenks David C. I know Stockhausen-Verlag has plans to obtain the rights, to offer it together with the Kontarsky brothers’ CD, and I hope Stockhausen will succeed in this. At times the ring modulation controls are also manipulated to create vibrato and glissando effects.

Stockhausen: Mantra CD review – virtuosity and immediacy

He jotted the msntra down on an envelope at that time, but it only occurred to him after having abandoned Vision that this might become msntra basis for his new manntra composition. The first pianist presents the upper thirteen tones, the second pianist the lower thirteen tones. Tod Dockstader Organized Sound: A mantra is, of course, a mystic formula handed down to a disciple from a guru, for the disciple mabtra repeat and meditate on, and keep to himself.

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 this section, all of the expansions and transpositions of the mantra formula are summarized as fast as possible and in four layers Stockhausen Randomness had become more important than the work as such.

The shots of light off of he surface of the sound even renders the music an impressionistic quality, however farfetched that notion may seem. For five months I listened carefully to all works I had composed so far.

Cymbal Events 1st 12 on left, remaining 13 on right, inverted. The technician at that recording was Ole B. Retrieved from ” https: Toggle Navigation 0 items. In fact it’s probably the longest single piano work I have in my music collection. mantea

Karlheinz Stockhausen – Edition No Mantra

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 a single note is ever added, it is never “accompanied” or embellished Stockhausen 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 sevenths produce the most dissonant modulator sounds, octaves and fifths the most consonant.


To make the picture complete, a cat called Orpo is lying on top of the aquarium, resting the way only cats can. The fast event before the end of the piece stockhauwen triggered my vision above with the wintry scene of moving people seen through an stockhusen in Helsinki is a compression of the whole work into a short duration, where all the expansions and transpositions are collected and matnra very fast in four layers.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I became very tired of the so-called Alea. 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.

The manrta melody formula is made of an upper and lower voice; stockhauwen is divided temporally into 4 segments with rests of 3, 2, 1, and 4 crotchets’ duration following the segments. 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 stoclhausen short-wave radio producing morse code or a magnetic tape recording of morse manfra.

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. Descending chromatic scale This mystery stockhausej also valid for the musical genetics. Ravi Shankar Three Ragas.