Cornelius Cardew, Stockhausen Serves Imperialism, Latimer New Dimensions Limited, 1974
Stockhausen serves Imperialism, and other articles
All music reflects the political lines and embodies the ideas of definite social classes. In composing music the political aspect is of paramount importance. In performance and criticism of music the political aspect if of paramount importance.
In this book Cardew documents his attempts to place the contradictions in modern music in relation to the main contradiction in the world today: the contradiction between imperialism and the people of the world. Politically, in the imperialist heartlands, this boils down to the question of which class should hold political power, the bourgeoisie (standard-bearer of imperialism) or the working masses.
Chapter 1: A History of the Scratch Orchestra by Rod Eley
Chapter 2: Criticising Cage and Stockhausen
John Cage: Ghost or Monster
Introduction to Cage's Music of Changes by John Tilbury
Stockhausen Serves Imperialism
Chapter 3: A Critical Concert
Chapter 4: Self Criticism: Repudiation of Earlier Works
Problems of Notation
Additional Material Presented at the Notation Symposium
Criticism of The Great Learning