Karlheinz Stockhausen Quotes


31 Karlheinz Stockhausen quotes:



"Already very early I thought of a microphone as a musical instrument, like a bow or like a percussion instrument, whatever you use."
"And harmony means that the relationship between all the elements used in a composition is balanced, is good."
"And I'll never forget the first time I took the possibility to project sound every day for six or seven hours with special devices which were built for me."
"And I'm always interested when other musicians are trying to discover new worlds of sound."
"And now even composers are proud of asking people to experience silent moments up to two or three minutes in a given piece of music."
"And the invention of transformations of certain figures has become the most important in musical composition."
"And when they encounter works of art which show that using new media can lead to new experiences and to new consciousness, and expand our senses, our perception, our intelligence, our sensibility, then they will become interested in this music."
"And with every work I have tried to expand my experience, moving sound and space, and finding new ways of superimposing different tempos and rhythms."
"As I say, this is a new secret science, to master the emptiness and turn it into something that is filled with sound and visual images."
"But being quiet and meditating on sound is something completely different and will be discovered very soon by a lot of people who feel that the visual world doesn't reach their soul anymore."
"But I'm an adventurer. I like invention, I like discovery."
"But since the middle of the century in particular, the music has become very irregular in rhythm."
"I became aware that all sounds can make meaningful language."
"I have composed several pieces which are performed outdoors, not only in the auditoria."
"I knew that the synthesis of sound and space music would be the most important aspect of the music of our time and of the future, since '53."
"I no longer limit myself."
"I spent most of the year in the studio for electronic music at a radio station in Cologne or in other studios where I produced new works with all kinds of electronic apparatus."
"In particular what is most important to me is the transformation of a sound by slowing it down, sometimes extremely, so that the inner of sound becomes a conceivable rhythm."
"It is true that the eyes dominate the ears in our time."
"Many works I have composed are only for multiple channel tapes, or for traditional instruments, solo instruments, or groups of musicians."



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