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Bringing together passions for distorted beats, transience and star-scraping melodies; kontakte create a sonic soundscape concerned solely with minimalism and maximilism.
kontakte take their moniker from Karlheinz Stockhausen's infamous 1958 minimal electronic composition - 'Kontakte - fur elektronische Klange (Klavier und Schlagzeug).A fitting piece of instrumental music which illustrates the power of sounds 'contacting' and 'hitting' one another. Informing kontakte of their mission to create music of texture, space and intensity.
"The composition was designed to combine electronic sounds with the sounds of traditional instruments in one piece. Stockhausen approached this task with a concept which was to let different instrumental colours merge into one another in a continuous sound-metamorphosis; there was to be a constant 'lightening' of the sound: sombre noises at the beginning of the piece, and light, ethereal sounds at the end."