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Joel Chadabe: Electric Sound - The Past and Promise of Electronic MusicJoel Chadabe State Univesity of New York at Albany

Gästehaus Archiv St. 28. XII. 96

Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jerwy 07458 1997

Dec. 28th, 1996

Dear Joel Chadabe,

this mornig I received your book Electric Sound: thank you.

I read on page 36

"Construction of the Cologne studio started in late 1951 and went into 1952."

Where did you find this information? It is simply not true.

I spent twice a short time during the year 1952 (even of the spring 1953)

in the Radio WDR building in Cologne, together with R. Beyer and H. Eimert:

there was no studio, no constuction. (jeweils doppelt unterstrichen)

We worked a few hours together

pasting tapes together in a normal small recording studio for radio announcements.

Beyer - Eimert got this room only twice a week 2 times three hours.

The "electronic music studio" with a few machines

was prepared and officially opened in May 53.

I was there.

(S. 2 des Briefes) -2-

It is also not true that Boulez, Koenig were 1952 in Darmstadt;

they also were not in the audience of a "Maderna-performance".

Koenig was invited only 1954 after me after he had written to me several times.

He became my collaborator.

Boulez was never invited to he Studio.

Maderna never worked in the Cologne studio.

Eimer refused in the beginning my approach to Electronic Musik

(sound synthesis, serial technique).

It took a lot of discussions before he was convinced of this method.

He dit NOT "set a tone"

(was never present in the studio as the music critic of Kölner Rundschau).

Who were the other "serialists" in the "early 1950s"?

Please name "the many composers".

If you want to know the transposition

of Weberns chor-composition of his op. 24

into the Klang-Komposition of my first Elektronische STUDIE I and II,

you must read my analysis in "die Reihe" op. 24.

(RF: Oben gemeint wohl Kölner Studio statt Darmstadt.

Webern op. 24 wichtig für STUDIE I - aber auch für STUDIE II??'

Stockhausens Analyse Webern op. 24 in Melos, nicht in die Reihe - später in Texte)

Eimert simply copied from that article.

There is not a single sound made (composed) by Eimert

showing what you quote on page 37.

Please get in touch with Prof. Dr. Christoph von Blumröder,

who is now he head of the "20th Century Music Department" of Cologne University

and who is lecturing 1996-97 on my electronic music and the origin of electronic music.

Write to him. He has the exact information.


K. Stockhausen

Did you compose "SOLO" 1978 knowing SOLO (1966)??
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