Kohl, Jerome

2002

Serial Composition, Serial Form, and Process in Karlheinz Stockhausen's Telemusik

In Licata, Thomas (ed.) Electroacoustic Music: Analytical Perspectives. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood: 91-118.

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

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

Abstract:

In this chapter, the author presents a detailed structural, poietic (production-based) analysis of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s, Telemusik (1966). He is particularly interested in investigating the role of serialism in Stockhausen’s frame of thinking. Also included is an extract of a 1968 interview with Stockhausen in which he discusses the circumstances surrounding the origin of Telemusik and some of his philosophical, aesthetic, and technical ideas.