Choreographer Daria Faïn works alongside the six-member Vocal ensemble Magic Names who sing an abbreviated version of composer Karlheinz Stockhausen's Stimmung live. Into this architecture of sound, a vocalization of phonetics forming the names of fifty-one Gods from diverse cultures and times, Fain, as soloist, joins dance to music in this celebration of creation itself.

"Ms. Faïn is a remarkable dancer ... What a pleasure it was to observe her moment-by-moment negotiation of the thrumming Stockhausen score..." Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times

This piece was originally commissioned and presented by Danspace Project as part of:
PLATFORM 2010: certain difficulty, certain joy, curated by Trajal Harrell

Working with Stockhausen's Stimmung (1 968) is made possible, in part, with funds from the 201 0-201 1
Danspace Project Commissioning initiative with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The
James E. Robison Foundation, and The Foundation for Contemporary Arts. In addition, Working with
Stockhausen's Stimmung (1 968) is part of PLATFORM 201 0: certain difficulties, certain joy, which has
received major support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.