Un espace sonore inouï !
In Licht, his exuberant opera that should last seven days, Karlheinz Stockhausen planned electronic sequences like Oktophonie. This musical experience is designed for audiences to be surrounded in electronic sound with eight sources of sound projection. Sounds fly through space and soak into the body as you listen to this music intended to last around an hour. Some see it as a mystical experience, others as an interstellar voyage... The creation was staged during the composer's lifetime in Frankfurt in 1997. It has only been performed once in France: in Paris in 2010 three years after his death. So here's Monaco's take on the piece!
Pre-performance talk : "Karlheinz Stockhausen or art as a vector for the sacred" by Bastien Gallet, philosopher
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