The composer Karlheinz Stockhausen passed away on December 5th 2007 at his
home in Kuerten-Kettenberg and will be buried in the Waldfriedhof (forest
cemetery) in Kuerten.
He composed 362 individually performable works. The works which were
composed until 1969 are published by Universal Edition in Vienna, and all
works since then are published by the Stockhausen-Verlag. Numerous texts by
Stockhausen and about his works have been published by the Stockhausen
Foundation for Music.
Suzanne Stephens and Kathinka Pasveer, who have performed many of his works
and, together with him, have taken care of the scores, compact discs, books,
films, flowers, shrubs, and trees will continue to disseminate his work
throughout the world, as prescribed in the statutes of the Stockhausen
Foundation for Music, of which they are executive board members.ï¿1Ž2
Stockhausen always said that GOD gave birth to him and calls him home.
ï¿1Ž2for love is stronger than death.
IN FRIENDSHIP and gratitude for everything that he has given to us
personally and to humanity through his love and his music, we bid FAREWELL
to Karlheinz Stockhausen, who lived to bring celestial music to humans, and
human music to the celestial beings, so that Man may listen to GOD and GOD
may hear His children.
On December 5th he ascended with JOY through HEAVENï¿1Ž2S DOOR, in order to
continue to compose in PARADISE with COSMIC PULSES in eternal HARMONY, as he
had always hoped to do: You, who summon me to Heaven, Eva, Mikael and Maria,
let me eternally compose music for Heavenï¿1Ž2s Father-Mother, GOD creator
of Cosmic Music.
May Saint Michael, together with Heavenï¿1Ž2s musicians in ANGEL PROCESSIONS
and INVISIBLE CHOIRS welcome him with a fitting musical GREETING.
On behalf of him and following his example, we will endeavor to continue to
protect the music.
Suzanne Stephens and Kathinka Pasveer
in the name of the world-wide family of musicians who love him,ï¿1Ž2together
with everyone who loves his music.
On Thursday, December 13th 2007, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. it will be possible
to personally say farewell to Karlheinz Stockhausen in the chapel of the
Waldfriedhof in Kuerten (Kastanienstrasse).
A commemorative concert will take place soon at the Sï¿1Ž2lztalhalle in
Kuerten. Programme, time and date will be specially announced.
Manuel Rocha Iturbide
Col. Condesa CP 06140
México DF MEXICO