Usually for this step, we would share with you a quickfire interview with one of the composers featured in the upcoming concert. On this occasion however, we have made an exception. In the run up to Saturday’s event at Kings Place, we have sourced this fascinating interview with a young Karlheinz Stockhausen.
The interview was conducted by members of the Society for the Performance of Contemporary Music in California and took place in January 1967 in Karlheinz’s apartment. This was in the run up to a performance at the San Francisco Museum of Art which was held on 24 February 1967. The performance included the San Francisco premiere of KONTAKTE – one of the works that you will be able to hear performed by members of the London Sinfonietta tomorrow night at Kings Place.