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A message from Sirius (2009)
Music of Karlheinz Stockhausen


Controversial German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007) influenced generations of classical, jazz, electronic and pop musicians, from complexisist Brian Ferneyhough to Miles Davis to Frank Zappa. His face is pictured on the cover of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" album. His pioneering works include electro-acoustic masterpieces, an opera lasting seven days, and a string quartet played in helicopters.

A Message from Sirius was the first Australian retrospective of the legendary composer and electronic music pioneer since his death in 2007. Rare performances of classic and late works YLEM, KONTAKTE and OKTOPHONIE with talks by leading music scholar Dr. Richard Toop.

"Good crowd. Excellent performances. Great explanatory introductions to all the pieces from the engaging Stockhausen scholar Richard Toop." - Greg Hooper, Realtime Arts 91.

Who: Musicians Ensemble Offspring (Claire Edwardes, Bernadette Balkus, James Cuddeford, Jason Noble), Pimmon, Tristram Williams, Michael Fowler, Ben Marks, Jeffrey Hannam, Vanessa Tomlinson, QCGU New Music Ensemble Scholar Richard Toop Photos Sharka Bosakova
What: Music of Karlheinz Stockhausen
When & Where 25 April 2009 @ Brisbane Powerhouse



Go to www.stockhausen.org

Arts Queensland Griffith University