Composer of the Day!

Today's Composer of the Day is Karlheinz Stockhausen.


Recently deceased, Herr Stockhausen was, by turns, a well-regarded/widely-hated composer.

He pioneered total serialism with Boulez. He was an early proponent of/experimenter with electronic music. In the late 1950s-early 1960s he was, in Europe, The Shit. Later, he became a crazy improvisationist. Even later, he went even more experimental and weird. Go figure!

His music is difficult. However, he is worth checking out. He is loaded with controversy. He is all over the place. He was a crazy person. Perhaps a genius, perhaps a chameleon. Again, totally worth checking out. Trust me on this. You won't like all of it, but some of it is bad-ass.

You should listen to his music.


Empiricus said...

I don't like any of it.

Aaron said...

Fight! Fight! Fight!