CONVERSATIONS WITH IANNIS XENAKIS PDF
Conversations with Iannis Xenakis. [Bálint András Varga] — The music of Iannis Xenakis has been called brutal and violent, but at its best it is unsurpassed in. The music of the Greek-born composer, Iannis Xenakis, has been called brutal and violent. He first In these conversations he talks about his life and music. Morton Feldman and Iannis Xenakis. In conversation. Edited by Vincent Gasseling and Michael Nieuwenhuizen. The present text is an edited transcription of a.
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Interviews – Iannis Xenakis
The music of the Greek-born composer, Iannis Xenakis, has been called brutal and violent. Jakob Glock rated it really liked it Dec 09, There are a number of excerpts from the scores here, though not always in legible reproduction. He first studied as an architect, but then turned to composition and put to musical use his knowledge of higher mathematics.
The composer recounts his upbringing in Romania and Greece, his student activism during World War II and his escape to France, and his life as both composer and architect. One also gets an idea of how Xenakis got along with major figures of new music such as Scherchen, Boulez, Messiaen, Milhaud, Honneger, and Yuji Takahashi.
In the interview, Xenakis seems much less passionate. Marja rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Alan Tofighi rated it it was amazing Jun 30, Mar 11, Beefheartfan rated it it was amazing. In these conversations he talks about his life and music.
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In discussing the music itself, Varga and Xenakis lead the reader to a deeper understanding of the theory ixnnis aesthetic behind such key early works as “Metastatis”, “Pithoprakta”, conversztions and “Herma”.
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Varga notes that Xenakis’ music had gotten much simpler over the proceeding decade, reduced to block-like sonorities slowly moving in pretty ordinary rhythms.
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Conversations with Iannis Xenakis
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