Ungeheuer, Elena, Decroupet, Pascal


Through the Sensory Looking-glass: the Aesthetic and Serial Foundations of Gesang des Jünglinge

Perspectives of New Music, Vol. 36, No 1. Princeton: Princeton University Press: 97-142.

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.