The Electronic Genius of Karlheinz Stockhausen

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If you were to name 5 composers who changed the path of music or realised music’s potential, Karlheinz Stockhausen would be one of them. He is considered one of the most important figures of 20th-century avant-garde music. His innovation, experimentation and exploration of sound’s potential in a compositional framework mark him as a standalone visionary. Stockhausen’s enigmatic career didn’t come without the controversy however, as his interpretation of art was driven by extreme and eclectic views in the succession of modernism.