Stockhausen compositions pioneered a wide range of the innovatve techniques that have come to be associate d with the Avant Garde Period. In the exploration of formal structure and the means of presenting work to performers via novel media, Stockhausen was one of the key contributors during this time.
These innovations included:
• The “mobile” score
• The “transformative” score
• Intuitive music
Despite the fact that Stockhausen lived well into the first decade of the 21st century, all of his works rely on the traditional notion of a printed paper score.
This discussion explores the technical and practical possibilities of adapting the innovative printed scores by Stockhausen through the use of computer technology. The technological recasting of these works is considered in light of Stockhausen’s own aesthetic statements concerning the necessity to comprehend the “uniqueness” of works which were born to a particular historical moment.