Originally published on 60x365.com on December 8, 2007:
Contact -- On Wednesday, composer Karlheinz Stockhausen died at the age of 79. Love him or hate him, his music has had a wide and lasting impact. For today, I have made a one-minute version of his piece Kontakte. The original is well worth a trip to the library to hear. Also, you should check out Stockhausen's Hymnen if you can find it.