Last night the death German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen
was announced. It’s difficult to exaggerate the impact and influence this figure
had upon the world of contemporary music in the 20th Century.
Stockhausen set up of his own publishing in 1969 and took control of his
catalogue by setting up his own label not long after. By way of a tangential
King Crimson connection, Robin Miller, whose sublime oboe playing graced Lizard,
Islands and Red also performed Stockhausen’s music in
the 70s and appeared on the Stop/Ylem release.