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File under: OperaContemporary

Karlheinz Stockhausen


Label: Stockhausen-Verlag

Format: CD

Genre: Compositional

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*2022 Stock. Includes a 116-page illustrated booklet in German and English.* The choral action of Michaelion is first heard against a textural synth background, interspersed with melodic fragments in various instrumental timbres. Shortly afterwards, the live synth textures of Mittwochs-Gruss support the vocal and instrumental interaction. The bass soloist's shortwave radio part is actually a performance of Kurzwellen (representing his "language"). The other vocal soloists' noisemaker toys are used to represent other "alien languages". This performance was recorded posthumously in 2012 under the supervision of Kathinka Pasveer during a production of Mittwochs Aus Licht by the Birmingham Opera Company (directed by Graham Vick). The performers on this CD include the London Voices, Michael Leibundgut (bass), Chloe L'Abbe (flute), Fie Schouten (bassett-horn), Marco Blaauw (trumpet), Stephen Menotti (trombone), Antonio Pérez Abellán (synth). - Stockhausenspace.blogspot.com

File under: OperaContemporary
Cat. number: Stockhausen 54
Year: 2013
Recorded from 13th-15th August 2012 at the Argyle Works, Birmingham, UK, during the rehearsals for the staged world première of Stockhausen's opera Mittwoch aus Licht (Wednesday from Light). Michaelion is the fourth scene from the opera. The resulting 50-track recording was subsequently edited and mixed-down for this CD between Sept-Nov 2012 by Kathinka Pasveer and Günther Kasper, sound engineer. Comes in a double-CD case with a 116-page illustrated booklet in German and English language.