Karlheinz Stockhausen: Sternklang

Vocal/choral
Electronic/improv +
Friday, September 16th
Mysticism and nature worship combine under the sky in Stockhausen’s twilight fantasy

Karlheinz Stockhausen Sternklang
Conductor - Andrea Molino
Nordic Voices with Andreas Fischer
Kjell Tore Innervik
Students from Norwegian Academy of Music

With his belief in universalism through music and his singleminded individualism, Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928–2007) is seen by some as post-war Germany’s answer to Beethoven. The monumental Sternklang (Star Sound) was composed in 1971. Described as ‘park music for five groups’ and lasting up to three hours, Sternklang is performed at five separate ‘stations’ around the Ekeberg Sculpture Park in eastern Oslo. Starting point at installation 29 LOUISE BOURGEOIS The Couple.
Direction here.

The public can move freely between each of them, ensuring a multitude of possible experiences as the work unfolds. In one of Stockhausen’s most cosmically immersive compositions, a 21-strong chorus, percussion and Stockhausen’s electronics are co-ordinated by ‘sound runners’ carrying messages between each location. A spectacular and unforgettable experience in Oslo’s autumnal twilight.

Nordic Voices:
Tone Braaten – soprano
Ingrid Hanken – soprano
Ebba Rydh  mezzosoprano
Astrid Sandvand Dahlen – mezzosoprano
Per Kristian Amundrød  tenor
Frank Havrøy  baritone
Rolf Magne Asser – bass

In collaboration with Norwegian Academy of Music, Ekeberg Park and Notam.

 

 

Karlheinz Stockhausen: Sternklang

Ekebergparken 8:00 PM

Free entry