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Stockhausen's Intuitive Music by Hugh Davies

Stockhausen's Intuitive Music
by Hugh Davies
First printed in Musics, April/May 1975, p.10-11.



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Many people who are enthusiastic about the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen tend to be unsure about his pieces from the set known as ”Aus den sieben Tagen” ( = From the seven days). This is a set of text-scores, short verbal instructions with no conventional musical notation, composed in May 1968.

The usual reactions to these pieces, based more on what the scores consist of rather than on the music which is produced from them, is to talk about Stockhausen's recent musical interests and to dismiss the pieces as improvisations...



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