Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Inspired Minds - Karlheinz Stockhausen

Inspired Minds, the Deutsche Welle cultural podcast, pays homage to the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, who recently passed away. In a recorded interview Breandáin O’Shea asks him about modern media.

Stockhausen is very positive about modern media. His music is electronic mostly and these days, all of that uses modern media and he goes on to emphasize the great advantages of the modern media. The public is wider and the variety of music becomes larger.

About commercialism he is very realistic. He feels he himself has been able to make a living thanks to commercial music. He doesn't expect the regular listener, to engage in 'Stockhausen'. Maybe he can do that occasionally, but not all the time.
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