Oliver Knussen conducts an all-Stockhausen programme culminating with Trans (1971); a magnificent and fascinating orchestral work which came to the composer in a dream. This theatrical piece is played entirely behind a mesh gauze, so that the eerie sounds seem to appear and fade away as if in a dream themselves. Karlheinz Stockhausen shared an important working relationship with the London Sinfonietta – as has Oliver Knussen who returns not only to conduct tonight’s concert, but represents his role as the Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music.
Stockhausen Zodiac for orchestra
Oliver Knussen conductor
Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble side by side with