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Conversations with Iannis Xenakis

Author: Bálint András Varga
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 1996. ©1996
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
The music of Iannis Xenakis has been called brutal and violent, but at its best it is unsurpassed in power and impact. His innovations in musical technique and language have had a huge influence on 20th century music.

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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Iannis Xenakis; Iannis Xenakis; Iannis Xenakis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bálint András Varga
ISBN: 0571179592 9780571179596
OCLC Number: 36477414
Description: 255 pages : music ; 22 cm
Contents: Conversations, 1980. Biography ; Interludium (confession) ; Roots ; The compositions --
a preliminary ; Theories --
compositions ; On space, ballets, incidental music, vocal works and games ; Tape music, Polytope-diatope ; EMAmu/CEMAmu ; On teaching ; On the role of art ; On immortality, intelligence, concentration and other subjects --
Conversations, 1989. Impressions and comments ; Aïs I ; Aïs II (Cogito ergo sum) ; From Serment to Taurhiphanie ; UPIC ; Theories ; Form and shapes ; Space and acoustics ; The composer and society.
Responsibility: Bálint András Varga.


The music of the Greek-born composer, Iannis Xenakis, has been called brutal and violent. He first studied as an architect, but then turned to composition and put to musical use his knowledge of  Read more...


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