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Xenakis

(zɛˈnɑːkɪs; Greek ksɛˈnakis)
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(Biography) Yannis (ˈjanis). 1922–2001, Greek composer and musical theorist, born in Romania: later a French citizen. He was noted for his use of computers in composition: his works include ST/10-1, 080262 (1962) and Dox-orkh (1991)
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The concert will feature works by Iannis Xenakis, Igor Stravinsky, Benjamin Britten, Alexandros Markeas and world premieres by Mikel Urquiza, Francois Rosse and George Christofi.
Chapter 8 looks at the neoclassic works of Stravinsky (Symphonic, de Psaumes [Symphony of Psalms]) and Paul Hindemith (Six Chansons), and chapter 9 gives lengthy and thorough treatment to avant-garde composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, Berio, Iannis Xenakis, Gyorgy Ligeti, and Alfred Schnittke.
Drawing on a variety of genres for examples, each chapter explains musical topics first, such as rhythm, music theory, sound, tuning and temperament, musical group theory, change ringing, 12-tone music, and modern mathematical music by Steve Reich, Peter Maxwell Davies, and Iannis Xenakis, then related math concepts like geometric series and sequences, fractions, rational and irrational numbers, and multiplication tables.
In addition to works by Gyorgy Ligeti, Iannis Xenakis and others, the programme of the festival's third edition included two world premieres of contemporary Czech operas: Petr Kotik's William William, and Petr Cigler's Protracted Sinuous Movement of a Longitudinal Object.
Recordar los mas conocidos: Alan Hovhaness (Y Dios creo a las grandes ballenas, 1970) como pionero, seguiran George Crumb, Leonard Bernstein, Humprey Searle, Oscar Morawetz, Thru Thkemitsu, Ned Rorem, Iannis Xenakis y John Cage.
1925) and Iannis Xenakis (1921-2001) are exponents of this period.
He also encountered serialism at the Domaine Musical concerts, the musique concrete of Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry, and the work of Iannis Xenakis, which inspired his early compositions.
That led to this piece being in four sections, based on those concepts, while reflecting his musical ideas and composers he enjoys: John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and David Lang.
Many of the composers on Cybernetic Serendipity Music could boast of a dual background in music and science: Lejaren Hiller had been a chemist at DuPont, Wilhelm Fucks was a physicist, and Iannis Xenakis was a civil engineer and architect, while Peter Zinovieff cofounded the Electronic Music Studios company (best known for its VCS3 synthesizer, a staple of the 1970s European prog-rock scene).
Channel Rose will feature a new saxophone percussion duet composed especially by Bowden for the production alongside music by Graham Fitkin, Andy Scott, John Woolrich and Iannis Xenakis.
The group began in 1974 and has become known for its concerts of music by Frank Zappa, John Cage, Lou Harrison, Edgard Varse, Steve Reich, Iannis Xenakis, Edison Denisov and Meyer Kupferman.
He has published several book-length interviews with contemporary composers: Witold Lutoslawski (1974), Iannis Xenakis (1980), Luciano Berio (1981), and Gyorgy Kurtag (2009).