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Karlheinz Stockhausen

Sonic Arts Network is delighted to welcome one of the world’s greatest living composers, Karlheinz Stockhausen, as the first Honorary Patron of the organisation. We are extremely pleased that Professor Stockhausen has agreed to associate his good name and success with our organisation.

The influence of Stockhausen’s work and the possibilities he has offered the listener are immeasurable. He has challenged the idea of what music can be, time after time after time, and he has rewritten and redefined the ’ laws’ of composition with almost every piece he has composed. He was the first person to synthesise sounds using electronics and his influence in the world of contemporary music from the concert hall to techno culture has been profound. He has torn up the rules that, for hundreds of years, said ’this is how music is written’. Stockhausen has liberated the whole world of sound and this, in turn, has empowered and liberated the listener.

Please visit www.stockhausen.org

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