Photo by Ryo Kato
Photo by Ryo Kato

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Karlheinz Stockhausen is one of the most significant composers of modern and electronic music, influencing artists from The Beatles to Bjork, Miles Davis to Animal Collective, Frank Zappa, and more. Performed by one of his original collaborators Kathinka Pasveer, the maverick composer’s “Oktophonie” from his opus “Licht” gets an exciting new life in an epic production of this monumental composition.

Acclaimed contemporary visual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija stages the work as the composer originally intended—in outer space—creating a lunar floating seating unit to fully envelop the listener in octophonic sound. Adorned in white, the audience takes a ritualistic musical journey from plunging darkness into blinding light to fully immerse themselves in the all-encompassing score and surroundings. The vastness of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall is the perfect setting to fully realize this rarely performed work that Stockhausen so boldly envisioned in its highly-anticipated New York premiere.

Park Avenue Armory

643 Park Avenue

(between 66th and 67th Streets)

New York, NY 10065

(212) 616-3930

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Subway: 6 to 68th Street

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Park Avenue Armory

This vast historic space presents extraordinary music, visual and sonic art, theater, and dance in which local and international artists extend their reach in an unconventional and breathtaking setting of scale.


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