Iannis Xenakis

Composer. Born 29 May 1922. Died 4 February 2001
Iannis Xenakis
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1922-05-29
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Iannis Xenakis

Iannis Xenakis Biography (Wikipedia)

Iannis Xenakis (Greek: Γιάννης (Ιάννης) Ξενάκης; 29 May 1922 – 4 February 2001) was a Romanian-born, Greek-French composer, music theorist, architect, and engineer. After 1947, he fled Greece, becoming a naturalized citizen of France. He is considered an important post-World War II composer whose works helped revolutionize 20th century classical music.[not in citation given]

Xenakis pioneered the use of mathematical models in music such as applications of set theory, stochastic processes and game theory and was also an important influence on the development of electronic and computer music. He integrated music with architecture, designing music for pre-existing spaces, and designing spaces to be integrated with specific music compositions and performances.

Among his most important works are Metastaseis (1953–54) for orchestra, which introduced independent parts for every musician of the orchestra; percussion works such as Psappha (1975) and Pléïades (1979); compositions that introduced spatialization by dispersing musicians among the audience, such as Terretektorh (1966); electronic works created using Xenakis's UPIC system; and the massive multimedia performances Xenakis called polytopes. Among the numerous theoretical writings he authored, the book Formalized Music: Thought and Mathematics in Composition (French edition 1963, English translation 1971) is regarded as one of his most important. As an architect, Xenakis is primarily known for his early work under Le Corbusier: the Sainte Marie de La Tourette, on which the two architects collaborated, and the Philips Pavilion at Expo 58, which Xenakis designed by himself.

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Diamorphoses
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Diamorphoses
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Rebonds B
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Rebonds B
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Kottos
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Kottos
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Bohor (1962) (extract)
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Bohor (1962) (extract)
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Akea
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Akea

Akea

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Neo Quartet
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Tetras
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Tetras
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Rebonds B
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Rebonds B
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Orient-Occident
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Orient-Occident
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Pleiades (Melanges)
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Pleiades (Melanges)

Pleiades (Melanges)

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Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
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Sea Change
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Sea Change
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Pleiades: II. Metaux (Metals)
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Pleiades: II. Metaux (Metals)
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Persepolis
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Persepolis
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Thallein for chamber orchestra
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Thallein for chamber orchestra
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Diamorphoses
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Diamorphoses
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Concret PH
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Concret PH
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Taurhiphanie
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Taurhiphanie
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Rebonds B
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Rebonds B
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Keren
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Keren

Keren

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Frederic Belli
Ensemble
Hannover Trombone Unit
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Gendy3 Peter Hoffmann Resynthesis
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Gendy3 Peter Hoffmann Resynthesis
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Nuits (Be in the Audience)
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Nuits (Be in the Audience)
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La Légende D'Eer #4
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La Légende D'Eer #4
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Ais
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Ais
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Jonchaies
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Jonchaies
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Ergma
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Ergma
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Rebonds
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Rebonds
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Pléïades - 3. Claviers (Keyboards)
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Pléïades - 3. Claviers (Keyboards)
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Aroura
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Aroura
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Mycenae Alpha
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Mycenae Alpha
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Tetras
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Tetras
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Psappha
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Psappha

Psappha

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Joby Burgess
red fish blue fish
Pleiades - 1. Melanges
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Pleiades - 1. Melanges
Actuel Remix, Actuel Remix, Ιάννης Ξενάκης & Richie Hawtin
Cathedrale 2
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Cathedrale 2

Cathedrale 2

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Actuel Remix, Actuel Remix, Ιάννης Ξενάκης & Richie Hawtin
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Concret PH
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Concret PH
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O-Mega for chamber orchestra (feat. London Sinfonietta)
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O-Mega for chamber orchestra (feat. London Sinfonietta)
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O-Mega
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O-Mega
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Phlegra
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Phlegra
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from Okho
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from Okho
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Six Chansons Grecques
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Six Chansons Grecques
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Pléïades – Métaux
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Pléïades – Métaux
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Jonchaies
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Jonchaies
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Herma
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Herma
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