aus LICHT - part 3:
COOPERATION AND THE OPENING UP OF SPACE

Karlheinz Stockhausen,
Holland Festival, De Nationale Opera, Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag

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A marathon performance will be staged of a large portion of the LICHT cycle, composed by Karlheinz Stockhausen. Featuring selected highlights from the seven operas – one for each day of the week – it will offer a spectacular overview of Stockhausen's masterpiece. The three parts of aus LICHT can also be visited seperately. 

Highlights from DIENSTAG aus LICHT, MITTWOCH aus LICHT and SONNTAG aus LICHT can be seen in the third part. For instance, INVASION-EXPLOSION, an overwhelming, electronic sound world in which the conflict between Michael and Lucifer is settled. This is followed by WELT-PARLAMENT, ORCHESTER-FINALISTEN and HELIKOPTER-STREICHQUARTETT, and visions of cosmic cooperation are shown. Both the Nederlands Kamerkoor and Cappella Amsterdam perform. Four string players perform high above Amsterdam from helicopters. This part is not to be missed by anyone who wants to see why Stockhausen was the greatest avant-garde composer of the previous century.

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