I didn’t much care for the version of Stockhausen’s Mantra that Xenia Pestova, Pascal Meyer and Jan Panis issued via Naxos in True enough, Mantra is a . As “Mantra” begins you immediately feel that this is much more than any kind of piano duo that you’ve heard before, and at this point I’m strictly speaking in terms . Stockhausen – Mantra – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online .
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Composed init was the work that not only signalled his return to composing fully notated music after almost a decade in which ”intuitive” techniques, using graphic and verbal scores, became more and more important, but it also introduced the use of a musical formula, the ”mantra” of the title, from which every pitch and rhythmic element of the composition is derived by transformation. The shrill sounds come from antique cymbals, prescribed in the score.
So why study the math? Toggle Navigation 0 items. A mantra is, of course, a mystic formula handed down to a disciple from a guru, for the disciple to repeat and meditate on, and keep to himself. Roman numerals in column 3 indicate which pianist plays the cymbals. Admittedly there are a few tables in the analysis below, which at first don’t seem to add much to the listening experience.
The shots of light off of he surface of the sound even renders the music an impressionistic quality, however farfetched that notion may seem. Views Read Edit View history. In fact it’s probably the longest single piano work I have in my music collection.
You may also like Basically, Stockhausen takes this 8-bar theme the left hand is actually a permutated inversion of the right hand partstretches it vertically harmonically and horizontally temporally until he has roughly versions, and then layers them into a poly-thematic 3-level ziggurat pyramid as sketched out at the top of the page. He had spent a few years with his intuitive music, where the concentration was focused a lot on the creative process of the ensemble.
I had the idea of one single musical figure or formula that would be expanded over a very long period of time, and by that I mean fifty or sixty minutes. After that I have developed this idea much further.
Stockhausen: Mantra CD review – virtuosity and immediacy
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The formula permeates at different speeds and rates; at the most subterranean level, the 13 notes transform electronically, the arrival of each new note heralding a new section. The fast event before the end of the piece which triggered my vision above with the wintry scene of moving people seen through an aquarium in Helsinki is a compression of the whole work into a short duration, where all the expansions and transpositions are collected and displayed very fast in four layers.
Musical Behavior From Bar Beginning root note 1.
Compositions by Karlheinz Stockhausen. Randomness had become more important than the work as such. Ravi Shankar Three Ragas.
Each cycle is dominated by its corresponding note and characteristic. There is an aura around each tone rising out of the doubled keyboards, and the aura flutters and bulges, breaking the waves of the sound into maantra of little matra, in a magic luster diffusing out of the core tone, three-dimensionally.
According to the composer, the mantra “has thirteen notes, and each cymbal sound occurring once in the piece indicates the large sections—you hear the cymbal whenever a new central sound announces the next section of the work” Cott— This will all be fixed in a new printing later. It was the way that Stockhausen would compose for the rest of his life, and his enormous opera cycle Licht would be based on it.
However as indicated before, these Expansions are not single-threaded, they are actually played on top of each other, creating up to 3 simultaneous voices: The technician at that recording was Ole B.
Retrieved from ” https: The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. The first pianist presents the upper thirteen tones, the second pianist the lower thirteen tones. Herbstmusik Oben und Unten Originale. In his catalogue of works, the composer designated it as work number Dorothy Ashby Dorothy Ashby.
This thirteen-tone stocjhausen is the mantra. Irregular Repetition Morse Code C This is called a Modul 69 B and was specially built for Mantra to the composer’s specification by the Lawo company from Rastatt, near Baden-Baden Stockhauseni, iv, and vii.
Stockhausen’s original sketch of the form plan.
Selected comparisons Stockhausen Mantra. The work is scored for two ring-modulated pianos ; each player is also equipped with a manhra set of crotales antique cymbals and a wood blockand one player is equipped with a short-wave radio producing morse code or a magnetic tape recording of morse code.
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Each note determines a large portion of the work. So, in any case I first present an analysis of MANTRA as a formula with multiple poly-structural layers, and then afterwards as a “highlights” narrative at the end. In Mantrathe two-strand formula is stated near the outset of the piece by piano Mantr. This mystery is also valid for the musical genetics.
Composition Artist Credits Mantra. In fact, the entry sequence of the first set of 12 Expansion forms goes like this: Descending chromatic scale