RIP Karlheinz Stockhausen

German composer Stockhausen is dead – Yahoo! News

Stockhausen’s electronic compositions are a radical departure from musical tradition and incorporate influences as varied as psychology, the visual arts and the acoustics of a particular concert hall.

I was never a big fan of Stockhausen from a listener’s perspective — his work isn’t very accessible — but it’s definitely the root of everything we do as electronic musicians, and I have a lot of respect for him.

Karl and Bob Moog are probably hanging out somewhere now, irritating people with magic synthesizers.

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  1. . . . wie die Zeit vergeht . . . and the rest is, well, silence. Think i’ll go listen to Trans-Europe Express and Station to Station for a while now . . . damn

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