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 Karlheinz Stockhausen

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Karlheinz Stockhausen Famous memorial

Birth
Mödrath, Rhein-Erft-Kreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death
5 Dec 2007 (aged 79)
Kürten, Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Burial
Kürten, Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Memorial ID
23280550 View Source

Composer. Considered one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. Born in Mödrath, Germany, Stockhausen studied at the Cologne Musikhochschule and in 1950 was admitted to the class of Swiss composer Frank Martin. He then worked with composer Karel Goeyvaerts in Paris, where he lived for several years. His breakthrough came in 1956, with the release of "Gesang der Junglinge" (Song of the Youths), which blended electronic sounds with the human voice. Four years later, he released his work "Kontakte" (Contacts), one of the first compositions to mix live instrumentation with pre-recorded material. Stockhausen's widespread use of electronics throughout his work has had a significant impact on classical, avant-garde and electronic music. Stockhausen composed 319 works over his lifetime, including "Kreuzspiel," "Kontra-Punkte," "Mikrophonie I," "Mantra," a cycle of seven operas entitled "Light: The Seven Days of the Week," and "Klang."

Composer. Considered one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. Born in Mödrath, Germany, Stockhausen studied at the Cologne Musikhochschule and in 1950 was admitted to the class of Swiss composer Frank Martin. He then worked with composer Karel Goeyvaerts in Paris, where he lived for several years. His breakthrough came in 1956, with the release of "Gesang der Junglinge" (Song of the Youths), which blended electronic sounds with the human voice. Four years later, he released his work "Kontakte" (Contacts), one of the first compositions to mix live instrumentation with pre-recorded material. Stockhausen's widespread use of electronics throughout his work has had a significant impact on classical, avant-garde and electronic music. Stockhausen composed 319 works over his lifetime, including "Kreuzspiel," "Kontra-Punkte," "Mikrophonie I," "Mantra," a cycle of seven operas entitled "Light: The Seven Days of the Week," and "Klang."

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni

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