Zyklus No. 9 for One Percussionist by Karlheinz Stockhausen

Zyklus für einen Schlagzeuger is a percussion solo composed by Karlheinz Stockhausen. Premiered in 1959 by Christoph Caskel at the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music and inspired many later percussion solos to come. The piece is assigned No. 9 as it is the ninth work in Stockhausen’s catalog.

Performed here by Chris Sies at the University of Michigan’s School of Music in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Video by David Newton
Camera work by David Newton and Eric Sheffield