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Karlheinz Stockhausen's KLANG

U.S. Premiere, Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, 2016
The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters 

Karlheinz Stockhausen's fiercely original KLANG (meaning "sound" in German) is an acoustic and electronic work so massive that it requires all day and all three of The Met's iconic buildings to stage. This twenty-one-part composition was originally envisioned by Stockhausen as consisting of twenty-four individual compositions (one for each hour of the day), but the work was left unfinished at the time of his death. This performance will mark the U.S. premiere of KLANG in its entirety; it will be performed at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. 

Full performance schedule for all three Met locations (PDF). 

Program and performance notes (PDF).

Free with Museum admission. 

This program is made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel and Carl Spielvogel, with additional support from Hester Diamond, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Samuel White Patterson Lecture Fund.

It is presented in collaboration with Analog Arts.

Above: The Met Cloisters; The Met Breuer, photo by Ed Lederman; The Met Fifth Avenue