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Re: What is Krautrock?
Sep 02, 2004, 17:35
One thing to remember, also, is that Stockhausen didn't always stay in Germany. In 1967/68, he was teaching in the USA, with one notable residency being at U Cal Davis right around that critical 'summer of love' period. It was during that that members of the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, et al...key players in the whole Bay Area scene...attended lectures by Stockhausen there that wound up massively influencing their music and that scene in general.

Stockhausen was sufficiently influenced by the scene as well. Coming out of those experiences, he composed "Stimmung" and his first 'intuitive music' cycle, "Aus den Sieben Tagen", the latter being heavily influenced by free-music and improvisational methods as well as meditative techniques.
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