Karlheinz Stockhausen RIP

At the end of a week where we already lost more than one musical pioneer, 20th Century German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen passed away at the age of 79. Born in Cologne, he explored and developed a number of compositional techniques—serialism, aleatorism—that drastically shifted the worlds of modern classical and avant garde music. His works were defined by a sense of thought-out, controlled chaos and while we might not have necessarily understood all the time, its importance never escaped us.

PS check his work “Stimmung.” That always melted our minds.

POSTED December 7, 2007 3:45PM IN MUSIC NEWS

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