SCHATT, Peter W.

2005

L'arte della transizione : funzioni dell'elettronica in Mixtur di Karlheinz Stockhausen (The art of transition: electronic functions in Mixtur by Karlheinz Stockhausen)

CREMASCHI, Andrea, GIOMI, Francesco (Eds.). Il suono trasparente. Analisi di opere con live electronics. Rivista di Analisi e Teoria Musicale. Periodico dell'Associazione Gruppo di Analisi e Teoria Musicale (GATM), 2005, No.2, pp. 15-33.

Language(s): Italian

Keyword(s):

Analysis Structural Analysis Electroacoustic Music Electronic Music Serialism Musicology of Electroacoustic Music [MEM]

Abstract:

The author analyses the concept of timbre following A. Schoenberg’s theory: electronic music allows solutions only introduced in the “Harmonielehre”. The article shows that Stockhausen not only succeeds in creating a series of acoustic timbres which previously were only possible in an electronic music context, but also generates totally new frequency associations and correlated musical structures. Schatt analyses 5 instrumental groups used in the piece, their combinations and concatenations of acoustic timbres and/or ring modulates timbres, and demonstrates Stockhausen’s initial aim: a well balanced connection between Mathesis and emotio.

Abstract translation(s):

(italiano)

SCHATT, Peter W. (2005). L'arte della transizione : funzioni dell'elettronica in Mixtur di Karlheinz Stockhausen