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Karlheinz Stockhausen: KURZWELLEN / SHORT WAVES

Photograph: Stockhausen at the mixing console, World Fair Expo ’70 in Osaka, Japan, 1970. In a spherical auditorium designed by Stockhausen, 20 instrumentalists and singers performed 5.5 hours daily for 183 days most of Stockhausen’s works which had been composed until 1970 for more than a million listeners. © Archiv Stockhausen-Stiftung für Musik, Kürten (

From the Stockhausen Foundation: Stockhausen CDs, scores, books and films may be ordered at and Please visit for more information about Stockhausen and his works.