Stockhausen Zodiac Music Boxes
MUSIK IM BAUCH (MUSIC IN THE BELLY) for 6 percussionists and music boxes, Work No. 41
Concepts of repetition/looping and the cycle of 12 works as a whole
the pieces themselves as well as within the larger theatrical/percussion work (Musik Im Bauch vs Tierkreis)
Mechanical musics in general: Ligeti, Nancarrow
Relationship of text to the works
"Stars also played an important role in other works Stockhausen composed around this time. Musik in Bauch, for six percussionists and music boxes, was also inspired by a dream, and was premiered at an arts festival in Royan. A huge eagle-headed figure called Miron hung above the middle of the stage wearing a Mexican shirt, while the percussionists playing antique cymbals, glockenspiels and marimba entered the stag or were heard on the wings. Three of them moved stiffly towards Miron, encircling, prodding, and dancing around him, until at the sound of a tubular bell, they froze. The belly of Miron was cut open, and in succession the three pulled out a music box each, playing the melodies of Leo, Capricorn, and Aquarius. They accompanied the melodies on a little glockenspiel at Miron's feet, before departing one at a time until all that was left were the music boxes playing until they wound down. The zodiac melodies in this Aztec-Toltec mystery play (with its obvious suggestions of Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent), were added to make a complete set of twelve in 1975, where they became part of another cyclic astral work, Tierkreis; written for a melodic instrument and/or a chordal instrument, with other versions with text for six voices, and another for a chamber orchestra with clarinet, horn, bassoon, and strings."
M1470 .S86 T5 S3 1988 1 SCORES Publisher #: BA 8045 Bärenreiter Instrum/voices code: zn01 Author: Stockhausen, Karlheinz, 1928- Title: [Tierkreis, unspecified instrument. Schütze-Sagittarius] Title: Tierkreis : 11. Schütze-Sagittarius : für beliebiges Melodie - und/oder Akkordinstrument : 1975 / Karlheinz Stockhausen. Imprint: Kassel : New York : Bärenreiter, c1988. Physical Description:  p. of music ; 21 x 29 cm. Duration: 000144 Note: Unaccompanied melody, for performance on any instrument, also printed (on opposite page) with harmonization, for performance on any chordal instrument; may be transposed. Note: "Werk Nr. 41 1/2". Note: Duration: ca. 1:44.
MCD 8404 1 RECORDINGS UPC: 4010228665925 Publisher #: WER 6659-2 Wergo Author: Stockhausen, Karlheinz, 1928- Title: [Tierkreis] Title: Tierkreis [sound recording] = Zodiac / Karlheinz Stockhausen. Parallel title: Zodiac Imprint: Mainz, Germany : Wergo, p2003. Physical Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Note: Twelve melodies of the star signs for bass clarinet, trombone, accordion, percussion, cello, bass and music boxes or for six improvisors, music boxes and tape. Note: Compact disc. Note: Program notes in English and German (28 p.) inserted. Notes: Wolfgang Fernow, double bass ; Stefan Hussong, accordion ; Michael Kiedaisch, drums & vibraphone ; Michael Riessler, bass clarinet ; Scott Roller, cello ; Mike Svoboda, trombone, music boxes and musical direction. Notes: Recorded at Deutschlandfunk Sendesaal, July 8-12, 2002.
Publisher #: Stockhausen-Verlag Werk Nr. 41 7/8 Instrum/voices code: ob01 Author: Stockhausen, Karlheinz, 1928- Title: [Tierkreis, orchestra] Title: Tierkreis : Version für Kammerorchester (Klarinette, Horn, Fagott, Streicher), Werk Nr. 41 7/8 / Karlheinz Stockhausen. Edition: 1st ed. Imprint: Kürten : Stockhausen-Verlag, c1978. Physical Description: score (v, 23 p.) ; 31 cm. Note: Arr. for chamber orchestra by the composer; originally "for any melody or keyboard instrument or any combination of these two." Note: Includes program notes and instructions for performance in German, English, and French; revisions of 1979 ( leaves) inserted. Subject (LC): Chamber orchestra music--Scores. Subject (LC): Aleatory music Subject (LC): Zodiac--Songs and music. Title: Zodiac. Title: Zodiaque. Catkey: 260810 Call Number, Location, and Availability Music Library [Nearby items on shelf] Copy Holds Location M1060 .S864 T5 1 SCORE
Instrum/voices code: pu06 zu Author: Stockhausen, Karlheinz, 1928- Title: [Musik im Bauch] Title: Musik im Bauch = Music in the belly = Musique dans le ventre : für 6 Schlagzeuger und Spieluhren : 1975, Werk Nr. 41 / Karlheinz Stockhausen. Edition: 1st ed. Imprint: Kürten, West Germany : Stockhausen-Verlag, 1980. Physical Description: 1 score (xxvi, 12 p.,  leaf) + 3 parts : ill. ; 27 x 33 cm. Duration: 003500 Note: Chance composition ; for 6 percussionists and 12 music boxes, each playing a movement from the composer's Tierkreis (Zodiac) (3 music boxes are chosen for each performance and are placed in a large doll) ; performed with various movements of the players, lighting and electronic equipment, and props. Note: Parts are bound in with perforations for removal from score. Note: Duration: ca. 35 min. Note: Instructions for performance in German, English, and French. Subject (LC): Percussion ensembles--Scores and parts. Subject (LC): Aleatory music Subject (LC): Zodiac--Songs and music. Title: Music in the belly. Title: Musique dans le ventre. Catkey: 269620 Call Number, Location, and Availability Music Library [Nearby items on shelf] Copy Holds Location M685 .S864 M9 1 SCORES