Karlheinz Stockhausen

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  • Stockhausen's Music: Western Music Analysis

    however, Stockhausen utilizes helicopters as the primary instrument in his “Helicopter String Quartet”. This utilization of unique sounds manipulated by technology is what sets Stockhausen apart as an innovative composer of the 20th century. Stockhausen’s music often seems to better resemble noise rather than music when it is first heard. However, it is due to his deeper understanding of sound and new methods of composing that Stockhausen expands Western music through the usage of modern technology. Stockhausen’s music is unique in that it was amongst the first to begin utilizing technology to modify and record different sounds. These modified sounds would often appear to…

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