I'm delighted to announce publication of selected proceedings from the symposium on Stockhausen's music, thinking and influence held at the Courses in Kürten in September 2011. The volume, edited by Imke Misch and myself, is published by Wolke Verlag; full details here:
I bought this book almost immediately upon it being released and have found it a great collection of essays - a range of historical, musicological, philosophical and textual topics, all well presented and accessible reading. Money well spent, even for me who has very little of it!
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!