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20 Jan 2006

Theatre of Voices — Jacqueline du Pré Concert Hall, Oxford

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,,1690740,00.html

Stockhausen (Photo: Stockhausen Foundation for Music)Tom Service [The Guardian, 20 January 2006]

Theatre of Voices's performance of Stockhausen's meditative masterpiece Stimmung began as a ritualised processional: the six singers, resplendent in suits of white and beige walked onto stage to sit round a table in whose centre shone a glowing orb. The atmosphere was that of a weird musical seance as they bowed to each other and intoned the single, hypnotic chord that would underpin the 90-minute performance.

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