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    • CommentAuthoreggzoomin
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
    Stockhausen has died, at 79 years old. Article here.
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    Yeah, I just read that on Blissblog.

    79's a good innings, though.
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    • CommentAuthoreggzoomin
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
    hemlock_martini: That article was very interesting - cheers for the link. Especially interesting to read his comments on (at the time) modern electroacoustic composers ansd their responses; it bears out a lot that I've heard said by some friends of mine who are heavily involved in that scene. I was particularly struck by the comment "It is so kitchy; he should stay away from these ninths and sevenths and tenths in parallel" followed by a reference to a work released in 1952 - when "A Kind of Blue" featured parallel eleventh voicings seven years later, it was considered pretty radical! Just goes to show what a talent was lost.
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    I'd never heard of him.
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    sad now
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
    Modern music, in any direction, would absolutely not be the same without him.
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2007 edited
    Well, if any classical performers had any lingering questions about his notation, they're screwed now:



    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2007
    I have no idea what the hell I am looking at there but it sure looks neat.
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2007
    That's damn beautiful.
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    Sigh. I didn't know he'd died. I point people towards his work when I try to explain that "electronic music" wasn't invented in the early-90s on a dance floor.
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    i still have an original of his MIkrophonie II, it's amazing.

    amazing article, there should be more respones to modern music from composers and original innovators...

    I think
    musicians should have very concise figures and not rely on this fashionable
    psychology. I don't like psychology whatsoever: using music like a drug is
    stupid. One shouldn't do that : music is the product of the highest human
    intelligence, and of the best senses, the listening senses and of
    imagination and intuition. And as soon as it becomes just a means for
    ambiance, as we say, environment, or for being used for certain purposes,
    then music becomes a whore, and one should not allow that really; one should
    not serve any existing demands or in particular not commercial values. That
    would be terrible: that is selling out the music.