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uatu Offline




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Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:43 am
MOMENTE: Pt 2 - The Moments reply

After finally getting the score to MOMENTE I've been able to finish analyzing each of the Moments, at least on a surface level. Someday a book should be written analyzing every single Moment in detail - it's such a rich work, with so many dimensions...!

http://stockhausenspace.blogspot.com/2015/09/momente-pt-2-moments.html

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Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:50 pm
#2 RE: MOMENTE: Pt 2 - The Moments reply

An impressively comprehensive description of all the components of this amazing work, Ed. Really essential reading in navigating one's way through it all. Like you say, someone needs to write a book!

uatu Offline




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Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:27 pm
#3 RE: MOMENTE: Pt 2 - The Moments reply

Thanks Ian! I nominate you to start writing the book in question... :)
I actually started to do a rundown of the 1965 version but without the score it's a bit more work - all the Inserts are different. Perhaps next year...

BTW I just rewatched they MOMENTE movie (directed by Luc Ferrari) on YT. Amazing footage.

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Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:21 pm
#4 RE: MOMENTE: Pt 2 - The Moments reply

Any interest in ranking the pieces once you are done blogging about them?

uatu Offline




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Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:37 pm
#5 RE: MOMENTE: Pt 2 - The Moments reply

The thought hadn't occurred to me. I think KONTAKTE (both versions) will always be my fav tho. My idea for after finishing all of the works is to go back and correct them all, and after that do instrument by instrument overviews. Honestly though, I may just start a whole new blog on Bartok... It is possible to get tired of one artist after awhile....

Joe Offline



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Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:38 pm
#6 RE: MOMENTE: Pt 2 - The Moments reply

As Beethoven supposedly said, "Music is enough for a lifetime. A lifetime is not enough for music."

uatu Offline




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Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:44 pm
#7 RE: MOMENTE: Pt 2 - The Moments reply

Haha, speaking of Beethoven, I'm at this moment loading up his complete works onto my hard drive. It's been a few years since I did a full traversal, and I should have fresh ears after all of the Stockhausen. One thing that KS definitely taught me is how to better appreciate longer structures and not be so impatient for constant whiz-bang.

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I feel that it could be useful to have a discussion-forum on the music of Stockhausen. There are so many people from all over the world, young and old, learned and eager to get into contact with this musical world: musicologists, composers, musicians, music lovers; people who plan concerts - who write books or have to give lectures and so on. So there should be much stuff, many ideas that we can share. And when we have open questions, there may be people who studied just that and could give a hint or a stimulus. A problem might be the English language, but i feel that is the only possibility that many people who are interested can participate. And we can exercise tolerance to mistakes! Thomas Ulrich
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