Stockhausen's Klang production at the Metropolitan Museum of Art March 2016
Karlheinz Stockhausen's complete KLANG cycle was presented over Easter weekend 2016 at three Metropolitan Museum campuses in New York City. On Friday, March 25, the performance began at the Breuer Building, former home of the Whitney Museum. The following day, Saturday, March 26, the performance started at The Cloisters, home to the Met's medieval collection, before continuing on to the Breuer Building, and concluded with a farewell concert in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
KLANG is a cycle of 21 individual pieces, featuring 42 onstage performers. The music is a combination of electronic and acoustic material in Stockhausen’s eclectic style, which can range from luscious romanticism or minimalism to austere modernism. The total duration of the cycle is slightly more than 11 hours. Most of KLANG has never been performed in the US until this production.
Marcia Kämper performed flute in the U.S. premieres of Paradies and Balance as well as Harmonien and was the sound projectionist for Nebadon and Havona from Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Klang" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Met Breuer in New York City.
This production was listed on vulture.com as one of the ten best classical music performances of 2016.