On the occasion of the Festival Fabbrica Europa, Tempo Reale dedicates a monographic concert to Karlheinz Stockhausen, one of the greatest composers of all time. Two years after his death, this concert is the first installment in an overview of German electronic music, from its origins to the most recent experiences. Here is the programme of the concert:
Karlheinz Stockhausen – Cosmic pulses, his last electronic masterpiece, which is part of Klang, a cycle dedicated to the 24 hours of the day and which represents the thirteenth. The composition uses a completely new technique for the spatialization of 24 sound layers in 192 tracks programmed by computer.
Karlheinz Stockhausen – Spiral, a historic work produced in the Sixties for the Expo in Osaka: a performer interacts in a large circular space with the sounds from a digital reconstruction of a shortwave radio, creating a spectacular and very musically detailed performance of great freedom. This interaction occurs through a futuristic interactive interface: a ‘sensitive table’ that reacts to the movement of objects and controls the emission of radio signals.
The concert precedes the series Der Klang – two encounters with German electronic music.