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Pop-Up Concerts

Ekmeles sings Stockhausen

Stimmung is for Lovers
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 6PM
Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Free admission • Doors open at 5:30PM, music at 6PM
Onstage seating is first-come, first-served.

The adventurous New York-based vocal ensemble Ekmeles, recent winner of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation’s Ensemble Prize, has unofficially adopted an annual tradition of performing Stockhausen’s masterwork Stimmung on Valentine’s Day, and this year Miller plays host. The hour-long, six-part, a cappella, overtone-singing work includes passages of erotic poetry, a playful connection to the romantic theme of the holiday. Stockhausen himself states that “Stimmung is indeed meditative music. Time is suspended…In the beauty of things sensual shines the beauty of things eternal.”

Sit onstage and enjoy a free drink during these hour-long weeknight Pop-Up Concerts, and mingle with the musicians and fellow concertgoers after the show.

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Photo by Clayton Raithel

Free admission • Doors open at 5:30PM, music at 6PM
Onstage seating is first-come, first-served.

The adventurous New York-based vocal ensemble Ekmeles, recent winner of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation’s Ensemble Prize, has unofficially adopted an annual tradition of performing Stockhausen’s masterwork Stimmung on Valentine’s Day, and this year Miller plays host. The hour-long, six-part, a cappella, overtone-singing work includes passages of erotic poetry, a playful connection to the romantic theme of the holiday. Stockhausen himself states that “Stimmung is indeed meditative music. Time is suspended…In the beauty of things sensual shines the beauty of things eternal.”

Sit onstage and enjoy a free drink during these hour-long weeknight Pop-Up Concerts, and mingle with the musicians and fellow concertgoers after the show.

Repertoire

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen Stimmung (1968)

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