Die geheimen Tageb├╝cher von einer verderbten Existenz

Behind these gates you will hear my thoughts screaming like nerves under the sun and feel my emotion laughing to the empty ether.
Welcome Dear Wanderer, make yourself at home.
The road is long and tortuous and I hope you enjoy yourself.

Fraternally Yours,
Poison Creeper

Tuesday, 1 July 2008


Klang: A Tribute To Karlheinz Stockhausen

Klang (which means 'sound') is the title for Southbank Centre's festival in honour of Karlheinz Stockhausen. Under the curatorship of Southbank Centre Associate Artist Oliver Knussen, the festival presents the world premiere of Urantia, a work commissioned from Stockhausen by Southbank Centre for the festival and the UK premiere of Zodiac.

Also featured are some of the Klang works, the UK premiere of the gigantic Lucifer's Dance for wind ensemble, and some older Stockhausen classics. Performers include the London Sinfonietta conducted by Oliver Knussen, the Asko Ensemble from Holland, a range of soloists who worked closely with Stockhausen and young musicians from the Royal College of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music.

Please note: if you are booking online for more than one series, you will need to book each series in separate transactions in order to receive the appropriate series discount. Alternatively, please call the Ticket Office on 0871 663 2500.
events in this series

Queen Elizabeth Hall
Trans and Harmonien

Saturday 1 November 2008

Trans, written in 1971, came to Stockhausen in a dream: an orchestra appears behind a gauze bathed in red-violet light, soloists emerge out of the orchestra and, every now and then, the taped sound of the shuttle of a weaving loom crashes through the texture.

£22 £15 £9

Purcell Room

Sunday 2 November 2008

Composed during his celebrated visit to Japan in 1970, Mantra for two ring-modulated pianos is an exhilaratingly hypnotic masterpiece.


Queen Elizabeth Hall
ASKO Ensemble

Sunday 2 November 2008

The UK Premiere of Glanz (Brilliance), the tenth hour in the Klang Cycle, is performed by the musicians for whom it was written, Holland's brilliant Asko Ensemble.

£22 £15 £9

Purcell Room
Himmels-Tur (Heaven's Door)

Wednesday 5 November 2008

Himmels-Tur (Heaven's Door) is fourth hour of the Klang cycle, another piece that Stockhausen imagined in a dream.


Queen Elizabeth Hall
Freude & Cosmic Pulses

Friday 7 November 2008

The UK premiere of Freude, (Joy) the second hour from Klang, is a major event.

£22 £15 £9

Oliver Knussen

Queen Elizabeth Hall
London Sinfonietta

Saturday 8 November 2008

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007) remained creatively active throughout his life.

£22 £15 £9

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Saturday 8 November 2008

Stimmung, meaning both tuning and atmosphere or mood, was written in the landmark year of 1968 and is perhaps Stockhausen's most well known work.

£15 £9

Royal Festival Hall
Lucifer's Dance

Sunday 9 November 2008

The festival finale, Lucifers Tanz (Lucifer's Dance), was written for an enormous wind band, which Stockhausen imagined in the form of a demonic face, groups of instruments representing the mouth, the eyes and the nose.

£22 £15 £9

more info at: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/stockhausen/

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