Watch Karlheinz Stockhausen completely shut down this interviewer in a hilariously blunt way

22 August 2016, 10:05

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The great experimenter Karlheinz Stockhausen has left behind him a legacy of bizarre music, great thinking and - with this - a guide on how to completely own an interview.

If you want a masterclass in grumpy interview technique, then you need to consult the work of German electro-acoustic experimental composer Karlheinz Stockhausen.

When giving a rare TV interview, he made sure to stamp his personality all over the interviewer’s opening question, which he had clearly spent a long time thinking up:

It’s not just the majestic one-word response to what Stockhausen sees as an irrelevance, it’s the look of incredulity he give the interviewer afterwards.

This:

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