Ylem (Stockhausen)

Ylem (Stockhausen)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ylem is a composition by Karlheinz Stockhausen for a variable ensemble of 19 or more players, and is given the work number 37 in his catalogue of compositions. Ylem is "phoenix music," in that it represents the continual rebirth of the universe, according to the theory of the oscillating universe, which holds that the universe periodically explodes every 80,000,000,000 years. The title of the work is taken from the term Ylem, a word used in medieval Latin, the accusitive of the borrowed Greek term hyl (, "matter"), and adopted in the 1940s by the physicists George Gamow and Ralph Alpher to refer to the essential material of the universe, in the context of the "Big Bang theory (Peters 1999, 98-99).show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Sess Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136399911
  • 9786136399911