Hi All, Ed Chang here. I actually forgot I was "Uatu"! (I was so shy and unassuming back then, haha). Anyways, after a break I've decided to fill in some areas I've always felt were missing on Stockhausen: Sounds In Space, my online resource for all things Stockhausen (well, the music stuff anyways...).
One thing I've always felt weird about was that I didn't have any kind of user's guide to navigating through the CDs themselves (I've organized the site by work number). The main reason behind this was always because the CD booklets themselves are so wonderful that it seemed redundant for such a resource (also Sono Loco went about it in such a manner).
Nonetheless, even if it's just an excuse to listen to every one of my Stockhausen CDs all over again in chronological order, I decided to just do it, perhaps as a help to those people who might be interested in buying the CDs but are not sure which performances and performers are on each disc. Of course, one can never get enough performances of KONTAKTE or KONTRAPUNKTE, but anyways, here's chapter 1, covering the first "wave":
I have to say, this is truly an incredible early career discography of 10 CDs. If KS had never written another note he already would be a key contributor to 20th Century music. Obviously this is all preaching to the converted but yeah, this is the Big Bang for me (at least until LICHT, anyways).
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!