Karlheinz Stockhausen 1928-2007
Momente (1965)
Director: Luc Ferrari
Martina Arroyo, soprano.
Alfons & Aloys Kontarsky, electric organs.
Choir & Orchestra of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk, conducted by Karlheinz Stockhausen

Between 1965-68, composer Luc Ferrari collaborated with director Gérard Patris on a series of filmed intimate portraits of great musicians, “Les Grandes Répétitions” (The Great Rehearsals), which were broadcast on French TV. They are remarkable not only for their exceptional content, but also for their creative, dynamic camera work and playful juxtaposition of music and talk. Truly unique and enjoyable period documents.

Karlheinz Stockhausen: Momente was filmed during rehearsals for the premiere of his monumental work Momente. The revealing rehearsal sequences are interspersed with Stockhausen speaking of his youth, work process and the genesis and meaning of Momente.