My name is Ian Parsons and I live in Australia where I am currently undertaking a PhD candidature in musicology where I am focusing on Stockhausen's LICHT and exploring how its music and symbolism portrays aspects of human personality, drawing especially on theoretical ideas from Heidegger and Lacan. Beyond my PhD studies, I have a huge and deep love for Stockhausen's music, and his inexhaustible creativity where, as he once described it himself, both mathematics and magic are combined to deduce a world of relationships and to evoke marvellous events.
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!