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A glimpse into the beyond



Trans came to Stockhausen in a dream, and this extraordinary orchestral masterpiece is every bit as dream-like in performance. The conductor is invisible, half the orchestra is hidden behind a vividly lit gauze, and those left in view are instructed to move like puppets. As listeners we are held in a trance, caught somewhere between the real and the imaginary, the present and the future. Oliver Knussen conducts this all-Stockhausen programme, as we celebrate a composer who has played a key part in the London Sinfonietta’s history.

Stockhausen Zodiac for orchestra
Stockhausen Trans

Oliver Knussen conductor
Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble side by side with
London Sinfonietta

I’m an adventurer. I like invention, I like discovery " Karlheinz Stockhausen


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  • £25, £20, £15 (£5 16–25 CURIOUS? members + concessions)

    Venue: (view map)

    Royal Festival Hall
    Southbank Centre
    Belvedere Road
    SE1 8XX

    Box Office No:
    0207 960 4200