Kontakte – Originale

concert, happening

JAN 18.   19:00


1093 Budapest, Mátyás u. 8.

Karlheinz Stockhausen:
Kontakte (1958-60)
Originale (1961)


Dániel Láposi – percussion
Bálint Baráth – piano
Jázon Kováts – electronics
and the 23 member of the festival community

Karlheinz Stockhausen, who would be 90-years-old in 2018, created a ’musical theater’ (musikalisches Theater), a Fluxus happening, in 1961. He used his own piece written for piano, percussions and quadrophone electronicsel, entitled Kontakte, and 24 other characters (conductor, director, street- musician, performance-artist, action-painters, actors, lighting-designers, technicians, newspaper-hawker, cloakroom attendant, etc.). This became the Originale (Origins). Kontakte was performed for the first time by three young Hungarian musicians at the Liszt Academy in June 2015. We thought that using the experience and knowledge from this performance we can re-create the happening as well, with the participation of several enthusiastic artists. Therefore on this evening we will perform both pieces.