Nicht nur werden die jährlichen Stockhausen-Kurse in Kürten erfreulicherweise nach dem überraschenden Tod des Komponisten letzten Monat fortgesetzt, sie werden im Jahr 2008 sogar noch erweitert. Wenn ich mal aus dem Kurs-Flyer zitieren darf the Center for Stockhausen Space Music will be initiated in which a new course on how to project Stockhausen’s music in space is being offered to all musicians who are already sound projectionists, all musicians and music lovers who want to learn more about the art of sound projection, and sound technicians who want to learn how Stockhausen’s equipment is installed and adjusted to arrive at the legendary authentic “Stockhausen sound”. The first 7 concerts (July 4th–10th) will comprise works of his electronic music and projection of multi-track recordings of interpreters. Following the dress rehearsals every forenoon, the participants in the sound projectionist course will have the opportunity to practice the works which are being performed both weeks, learn how to arrive at the authentic Stockhausen sound through hours of fine adjustment (aiming, height, filtering) of the loudspeakers, and mixer circuiting. Further, they will be able to participate in the installation of loudspeaker configurations from 4-track to 8-track to the cubical octophonic 8-track on to the pyramidal 20-track set-up for the ELECTRONIC MUSIC with SOUND SCENES of FRIDAY from LIGHT. During rehearsals with interpreters both weeks they will learn how to position microphones for optimal pick-up of instruments and voices, and will be able to practice the sound projection also of works including interpreters. Finally they will learn how to create the proper environment for concentrated listening through lighting and aesthetic environment. The course will be led by Stockhausen’s long-term sound projection assistant, Bryan Wolf, together with Stockhausen’s personal sound engineer Igor Kavulek and other sound projectionists experienced in projecting Stockhausen’s tape music and works with interpreters. Ich finde das superinteressant und überlege ernsthaft, ob ich mich nicht für diesen Kurs einschreiben soll. Hätte vielleicht sonst noch jemand aus dem Forum Interesse? Gruß, Markus P.S.: Der Kurs kostet 360 Euro, und die Anmeldefrist läuft bis zum 1. Juni.