DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2013.09.004
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Simonetta Sargenti

Abstract: This paper relates to Stockhausen's composition method of the 1970s based on the concept called "formula". This method is in part a derivation and in part an improvement of serialism. Stockhausen applied it in his works starting from 1970, with the composition Mantra for two pianos and ring modulator, and refined it during his whole life. This paper will discuss the formula's concept and his application. In particular, the author tries to analyze the first composition where the formula's method is applied unde…

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