Karlheinz Stockhausen, 1928 – 2007


Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home/keithk6/public_html/processedsound/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1997

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home/keithk6/public_html/processedsound/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1997

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home/keithk6/public_html/processedsound/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1997

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home/keithk6/public_html/processedsound/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1997

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home/keithk6/public_html/processedsound/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1997

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home/keithk6/public_html/processedsound/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1997

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home/keithk6/public_html/processedsound/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1997

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home/keithk6/public_html/processedsound/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1997

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home/keithk6/public_html/processedsound/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1997

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home/keithk6/public_html/processedsound/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 2009

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home/keithk6/public_html/processedsound/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 2036

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home/keithk6/public_html/processedsound/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1997

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home/keithk6/public_html/processedsound/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 2026

From the Stockhausen Verlag:

PRESS RELEASE

The composer Karlheinz Stockhausen passed away on December 5th 2007
at his home in Kuerten-Kettenberg and will be buried in the
Waldfriedhof (forest cemetery) in Kuerten.

He composed 362 individually performable works. The works which were
composed until 1969 are published by Universal Edition in Vienna, and
all works since then are published by the Stockhausen-Verlag.
Numerous texts by Stockhausen and about his works have been published
by the Stockhausen Foundation for Music.

Suzanne Stephens and Kathinka Pasveer, who have performed many of his
works and, together with him, have taken care of the scores, compact
discs, books, films, flowers, shrubs, and trees will continue to
disseminate his work throughout the world, as prescribed in the
statutes of the Stockhausen Foundation for Music, of which they are
executive board members.

Stockhausen always said that GOD gave birth to him and calls him home.

And for those of us who know the “age of aquarius” Stockhausen, the release goes on:

for love is stronger than death.

IN FRIENDSHIP and gratitude for everything that he has given to us
personally and to humanity through his love and his music, we bid
FAREWELL to Karlheinz Stockhausen, who lived to bring celestial music
to humans, and human music to the celestial beings, so that Man may
listen to GOD and GOD may hear His children.

On December 5th he ascended with JOY through HEAVEN¹S DOOR, in order
to continue to compose in PARADISE with COSMIC PULSES in eternal
HARMONY, as he had always hoped to do: You, who summon me to Heaven,
Eva, Mikael and Maria, let me eternally compose music for Heaven¹s
Father-Mother, GOD creator of Cosmic Music.

May Saint Michael, together with Heaven¹s musicians in ANGEL
PROCESSIONS and INVISIBLE CHOIRS welcome him with a fitting musical
GREETING.

On behalf of him and following his example, we will endeavor to
continue to protect the music.

Suzanne Stephens and Kathinka Pasveer

Although it was easy to caricaturize late Stockhausen, he was one of a small handful of electronic music giants. He influenced not only those in the high art circles, but also The Beatles (his image shows up as part of the Sgt. Pepper’s cover, top row, left, partially obscured by W.C. Fields), Björk, and numerous sample and hip hop artists.

I’ve included a couple of pictures: one from the early 1960s, and one from the 1970s, as well as the above-mentioned cover.

ks_14.jpgks_2.jpg

ransgt.jpg

Leave a Reply