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Plus Minus presents Stockhausen's seminal electro-acoustic work Mantra alongside a new piece written for this occasion by Newton Armstrong in a concert featuring pianos, crotales, short wave radios, morse code, resonance, ring modulators and a woodblock.
Committed to presenting new work alongside landmark modern repertoire, Plus Minus is distinguished by its interest in avant-garde, conceptual, and experimental open instrumentation pieces such as Stockhausen's 1963 classic, from which the group takes its name.
Stockhausen is one of the most important composers of the twentieth century and this is one of his major works. In addition to the ‘classical' and ‘contemporary classical' audiences, Stockhausen also has a large following in the rock, jazz and electronica communities. His work Mantra is rarely performed due to the immense virtuosity in the parts for the pianists and technical demands in assembling the electronics.
Featured non-Australian music: Karlheinz Stockhausen: Mantra (1970)
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