Decroupet, Pascal, Ungeheuer, Elena


Through the Sensory Looking-Glass: The Aesthetic and Serial Foundations of Gesang der Jünglinge

In Licata, Thomas (ed.) Electroacoustic Music: Analytical Perspectives. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood: 1-39.

Language(s): English


Grammar Serialism Macro-level Structure Micro-level Structure Analysis Visual Representation Structural Analysis Abstract Syntax and Abstracted Syntax Timbre Electroacoustic Music Electronic Music


In this chapter, the authors present a detailed structural, poietic (production-based) analysis of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s work, Gesang der Jünglinge (1955/56), a work that represented a turning point in musical thought of that time, precipitating a reassessment of serial thought as it had been formulated in the first half of the decade.