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John Elmsly: Ascend; audioEmbedded audio
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Over the years I have heard many performances of works by Stockhausen, attended a number of festivals and events dedicated to his music, and always been stimulated, provoked, given sonic food for thought.
Standout striking events: first hearings of Klavierstucke IX, Mantra, and Stimmung; so very simple references to each of these occur in the musical material of this small homage: the repeated chords, the web of articulated voiced harmonics, and the electronic ring modulation. Combined with these are melodic formulae derived from the name Karlheinz Stockhausen in a gradually rising modular texture. (Note by the composer)
18 May 2008: Karlheinz Company Tribute Concert
12 Aug 2018: Auckland Chamber Orchestra (ACO) - John Elmsly Composer Portrait
Featuring: Peter Scholes