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.
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.
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.