Sunday, February 7, 2010


Along with his TELEMUSIK piece, HYMNEN represents one of the great seeds that have been instrumental in the development and growth of electronic music. Listening lately, I continue to be in awe of its sonic variety and challenging noises. Stockhausen intended a unifying sonic maelstrom analogous to the hoped for peaceful unification of all peoples that he envisioned...yet virulent nationalism continues to blight our world...

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