On one weekend in May 2010 (between 12 noon and 12 midnight on 8 and 9 May) the Ensemble Musikfabrik was joined by a host of guests for the first performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s entire KLANG (Sound) cycle, his unfinished musical setting of the 24 Hours of the Day. Twenty-one “Hours” had been performed, six of which as a premiere, at a series of concerts in nine different Cologne venues, allowing you to create your own itinerary around which “Hours” you wished to hear. Patrons purchasing tickets for both days had the never-before opportunity of experiencing all twenty-one “Hours” Stockhausen composed.
KLANG im GegenLicht - KLANG against the light
Additionally, the Dusseldorf-based artist Mischa Kuball installed the site-specific light-projection GegenLicht in the rooms of Ensemble Musikfabrik on the occasion of the premiere of KLANG.