His magnum opus Licht—a seven opera cycle each representing a day of the week—is an epic 29-hour work for vocal, instrumental and electronic forces that is rarely performed given its length and the different configurations of musicians and spaces needed.
Several electronic compositions from this opus, performed by one of his original collaborators Kathinka Pasveer, are presented as two parts on separate evenings or in a full marathon with transformative lighting and video projections to fully immerse the audience in the all-encompassing, octophonic sound and surroundings. The vastness of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall is the perfect setting to fully realize these works as Stockhausen so boldly envisioned in their highly-anticipated North American premieres.
Show Notes: Part 1: All-Stockhausen Program runs 2 hours and 30 minutes with intermission. Part 2: All-Stockhausen Program runs 2 hours and 45 minutes with intermission. Marathon runs 6 hours and 30 minutes, including intermissions and a one-hour dinner break.
Seating will be on cushions and backjacks directly on the floor. Participants can move freely throughout the space.
WEDNESDAY @ 7 PM
THURSDAY @ 7 PM
SATURDAY @ 4 PM