Mantra: no theme, no face, no melody, just a “magic formula” following the Sanskrit tradition. In 1970, Stockhausen created this polyrhythmic, polyphonic work based on a formula of 13 sounds.

stockhausenKarlheinz Stockhausen © DR

His inexhaustible invention is carried out with two pianos equipped with small percussions, augmented by processing techniques opera by ring modulation. Jean-François Heisser and Jean-Frédéric Neuburger have created the subject of a workshop-concert from this visionary journey.

Karlheinz Stockhausen Mantra

Jean-François Heisser, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger pianos
IRCAM Computer Music Design Serge Lemouton

An IRCAM-Centre Pompidou production. IRCAM and the CENTQUATRE are partners for experimental performance projects. With the support of the FCM – Fonds pour la Création Musicale and the Sacem.