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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Randomness had become more important than the work as such. Roman numerals in column 3 indicate which pianist plays the cymbals. Launch Tabs Welcome Works: 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.

The formula permeates at different speeds and rates; at the most subterranean level, the 13 notes transform electronically, the arrival of each new note heralding a new section.


But Stockhausen gave lectures on these theories because he believed that learning of the techniques involved gave the listener an opportunity to expand one’s consciousness on some level musically and otherwise and would enrich the listening experience.

Give us your e-mail address and we will remind you when this item is in stock. The formula, therefore, is an integration of all these elements, constituting a cultural inheritance, prepared and produced by cultures, divergent between themselves, since the dawn of time. Musical Behavior From Bar Beginning root note 1. In Mantrathe two-strand formula is stated near the outset of the piece by piano I.

He had spent a few years with his intuitive music, where the concentration was focused a lot on the creative process of the ensemble. The ring modulations twist and bend the sustaining chords at bar Grace note group around a Central Tone Stockhxusen 5. It consists of a microphone amplifier with three microphone inputs, mantda compressor, a filter, a ring modulator, a scaled sine-wave generator, and a volume control. Mantra, for two pianos with ring modulation, was a watershed in Stockhausen’s development.


The woodblock hits also “have the function of marking and emphasizing certain attack and decay accents” interview with Jonathan Cott.

Skip to main content. Huber Alden Jenks David C. After that I have developed this idea much further.

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. A thing that at first was a mystery to me concerned the sounds matra do not appear to stem from the pianos. The score first appeared in print only inas one of the first publications of the composer’s newly founded Stockhausen-Verlag Conen I became very tired of the so-called Alea.

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Stockhausen: Mantra CD review – virtuosity and immediacy

Mantra is a composition by the German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. The piano sounds are amplified by two microphones and ring modulated by sine-waves. At times the ring modulation controls are also manipulated to create vibrato and glissando effects.

This mystery is also valid for the musical genetics.


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By fitting the original MANTRA formula sstockhausen each of these expanded scales, Stockhausen created increasingly larger interval versions of the formula.

Maestro Ring Modulator RM The pitches are shown in the example to the right, and the complete formula can be seen at Nordin [n. Stockhausen in the CD booklet: Compositions by Karlheinz Stockhausen. In fact it’s probably the longest single piano work I have in my music collection. By means of this device, each piano’s sounds are ring modulated with a sine tone tuned to the central pitch corresponding to the note of the mantra formula governing each of the thirteen large segments of the composition, and the modulated sound is played over loudspeakers placed behind and above the performers.


In this way, a single statement of the mantra is spread over the length of the entire composition, though the durations of the mantra notes are not incorporated into this overall plan Conen According to the composer, the mantra “has thirteen notes, and each cymbal sound occurring once in the piece indicates the large sections—you hear the cymbal whenever a new central sound announces the next section of the work” Cott— Yet another thing that didn’t fail to catch my attention was the emergence at 0: Accent at the End 61 B 3.

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. Some people may get associations to a submerged state, into some kind of fluid; not necessarily water, but into some other kind of fluid, like TIME or what the ancients called the ETHER, or something else that bends the senses like gravity bends light, passing by dense celestial bodies.

It was composed in and premiered in autumn of the same year in Donaueschingen. In fact, the entry sequence of the first set of 12 Expansion forms goes like this: In other words, this ca.