Facts about Karlheinz Stockhausen

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Karlheinz Stockhausen was a famous Composer from Germany, who lived between August 22, 1928 and December 5, 2007. He/she became 79 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 23 quotes who is written / told by Karlheinz.

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Famous quotes by Karlheinz Stockhausen (23)


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"I no longer limit myself"
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"Whenever I felt happy about having discovered something, the first encounter, not only with the public, with other musicians, with specialists, etc, was that they rejected it"
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"Since I started composing I have always worked with series of tempos, even superimposed the music of different groups of musicians, of singers, instrumentalists who play and sing in different tempos simultaneously and then meet every now and then in the same tempo"
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"Schaeffer gave me permission to work in the studio with a technician, but I've never worked with him"
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"No, what is important is neither linearity or non-linearity, but the change, the degree of change from something that doesn't move to other events with different tempos in particular"
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"I have composed several pieces which are performed outdoors, not only in the auditoria"
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"And the invention of transformations of certain figures has become the most important in musical composition"
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"And I'm always interested when other musicians are trying to discover new worlds of sound"
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"And I'll never forget the first time I took the possibility to project sound every day for six or seven hours with special devices which were built for me"
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"But being quiet and meditating on sound is something completely different and will be discovered very soon by a lot of people who feel that the visual world doesn't reach their soul anymore"
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"And when they encounter works of art which show that using new media can lead to new experiences and to new consciousness, and expand our senses, our perception, our intelligence, our sensibility, then they will become interested in this music"
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"So there is a personal sense of style for a given work - I don't like a general style, but every work has its own style, and I want to create a style for every work"
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"Or the other process that is important is that I compress longer sections of composed music, either found or made by myself, to such an extent that the rhythm becomes a timbre, and formal subdivisions become rhythm"
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"Or in other works I have also projected the sound in a cube of loudspeakers. The sound can move vertically and diagonally at all speeds around the public"
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"One experiments and has to choose always the best results"
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"It is true that the eyes dominate the ears in our time"
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"And harmony means that the relationship between all the elements used in a composition is balanced, is good"
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"Repetition is based on body rhythms, so we identify with the heartbeat, or with walking, or with breathing"
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"I became aware that all sounds can make meaningful language"
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"But since the middle of the century in particular, the music has become very irregular in rhythm"
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"In particular what is most important to me is the transformation of a sound by slowing it down, sometimes extremely, so that the inner of sound becomes a conceivable rhythm"
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"I spent most of the year in the studio for electronic music at a radio station in Cologne or in other studios where I produced new works with all kinds of electronic apparatus"
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"But I'm an adventurer. I like invention, I like discovery"


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