[microsound] From the NY Times, July 21, 1972

Charles Turner vze26m98 at optonline.net
Fri Feb 27 15:15:35 EST 2009

"Helmut Laudenberg had a farm, on the outskirts of Cologne, West  
Germany. And on this farm he had a parrot- and dogs and goats and  
donkeys and ducks. Mr. Laudenberg, a thatcher by trade, didn't mind  
the sounds his animals made. But Karlheinz Stockhausen, the composer  
whose electronic music has been played around the world, was annoyed  
by the animals din. He hired two lawyers to help silence it. Then the  
parrot was killed by some stranger's dogs and Mr. Laudenberg built  
fences and sound barriers. And now things are a lot quieter in that  
suburban village, called Kürten."

James F. Clarity

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