Karlheinz Stockhausen (22 August 1928 – 5 December 2007) was a German composer, widely acknowledged by critics as one of the most important but also controversial composers of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Another critic calls him “one of the great visionaries of 20th-century music” (Hewett 2007). He is known for his ground-breaking work in electronic music, aleatory (controlled chance) in serial composition, and musical spatialization.
Mauricio Kagel (24 December 1931 – 18 September 2008) was a German-Argentine composer who was notable for his interest in developing the theatrical side of musical performance.
These visionary composers are presented on 22tracks to highlight the festival by musikFabrik, Ensemble Modern, Nieuw Ensemble, Calefax and Asko|Schönberg. A must see for any serious music fan. On Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 February at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam. 22tracks listeners get a 50% discount!