Karlheinz Stockhausen Trans / Bassetsu Trio / Menschen Hört / Unsichtbare Chöre
Awakening from a dream, Stockhausen noted the basic idea for Trans: string players in line, facing the audience, with four groups of wind and percussion players behind them. He later added recordings of a balinese loom and rail track points. Trans (originally Jenseits, “Beyond”) is a meditation on the “other side” where music may be whole, encompassing relationships and mysteries.
Trans, for orchestra and electronics
Bassetsu Trio of Mittwoch aus Licht (French premiere)
Menschen Hört, for six voices
Unsichtbare Chöre, magnetic tape eight-track
Symphony Orchestra of the SWR Baden-Baden et Freiburg
Direction, François-Xavier Roth
Klaus-Dieter Hesse, Sound design and Kathinka Pasveer, stage direction (Trans)
Fie Schouten, basset Horn
Marco Blaauw, trumpet
Steve Menotti, trombone
Paul Jeukendrup, Sound projection
Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart
* According to the wish of Karlheinz Stockhausen, Trans is played twice. La diffusion of Unsichtbare Chöre (invisible choirs) occurs at the end of programme.
Coproduction Cité de la musique ; Festival d’Automne à Paris // In collaboration with the Südwestrundfunk