Arts and Culture 

Iannis Xenakis, 1922-2001

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Iannis Xenakis, 1922-2001
Arts and Culture 

Iannis Xenakis, 1922-2001

Random geometries

José Luis García del Busto 
01/06/2022


Metástasis, 1955. Graphic representation of the glissandi of the string section

In 2022 we celebrate the centenary of Iannis Xenakis, the Greek composer – born in Romania and granted French citizenship in 1965 – who was one of the clearest and most innovative and vigorous voices of the musical avant-gardes that cropped up in Europe after World War II: A talented man, highly committed politically, his training was much more technical – engineering, mathematics, architecture – than musical, but he was strongly attracted to the art of sounds, and ended up devoting himself, above all else, to composing...[+]


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