Day by day program / June, 2011

Stockhausen Portrait.


Stockhausen I

In his work Klang, Karlheinz Stockhausen’s project was to write a work for each hour of the day, a manifest of sound, of interior listening, of the voice of consciousness.

In the 15th hour, the singer describes his own activity, "I am a baritone, … /…each note lasts 2 seconds, / Four hundred and forty Hertz is neither beautiful nor ugly." This rare humoristic undertaking by Stockhausen also bears his artistic credo. The 19th hour, Urantia, places several high-pitched electronic levels concentrated with plenitude of the recorded voice, in orbit. "The eternal numbers, I hear them resonating over there." This time, the numerical command is given by Velimir Khlebnikov (1885-1922) from the Zaum poetry movement. The composer Hèctor Parra has seized this celestial language, this language that strays between archaism and futurism, with the full arsenal of electronic synthesis.

  • Hèctor Parra I have come like a butterfly into the hall of human life, French Premiere
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen Klang, 15. Stunde - Orvonton, French Premiere
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen Klang, 19. Stunde - Urantia, French Premiere

Baritone Jonathan de la Paz Zaens | Sound Broadcasting Paul Jeukendrup

Co-organized by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Gaîté lyrique with the support of the Sacem.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011, 10pm / Gaîté lyrique, Grande Salle