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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In these conversations he talks about his life and music.

Conversations with Iannis Xenakis

Published January 20th by Faber Faber first published December 1st Federico Balducci rated it it was amazing Apr 28, Comments are mainly limited to his general aesthetic. Shannon rated it liked it Jan 21, Deniz Yenihayat rated it it was amazing Apr 04, There are a number of excerpts from the scores here, though not always in legible reproduction.

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Marja rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Bea Kwan rated it it was amazing Nov 30, Xenakis provides a defense of his latest cknversations, but the question of whether his soundworld changed due to his increasing senility is still up in the air. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Steve D rated it it was amazing Jul 06, One also gets an iabnis of how Xenakis got along with major figures of new music such as Scherchen, Boulez, Messiaen, Milhaud, Honneger, and Yuji Takahashi. Steven rated it it was amazing Jan 31, He first studied as an architect, but then turned convereations composition and put to musical use his knowledge of higher mathematics.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Andrew Cardona rated it really liked it May 05, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. In the interview, Xenakis seems much less passionate.

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Namrirru rated it it was amazing Nov 18, To ask other readers questions about Conversations with Iannis Xenakisplease sign up. In discussing the music itself, Varga and Xenakis lead the reader conversationd a deeper understanding of the theory and aesthetic behind such key early works as “Metastatis”, “Pithoprakta”, “Eonta” and “Herma”.

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Aubrey rated it it was amazing Sep 30, Raub rated it liked it Jan convesations, Angelina rated it it was amazing Dec 14, Mar 11, Beefheartfan rated it it was amazing. Chris Gunnell rated it it was amazing Nov 14, Jakob Glock rated it really liked it Dec 09, The interview is the larger one, and delves heavily into Xenakis’ biography.

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Sean rated it it was amazing May 26, Want to Read saving…. Open Preview See a Problem? Damian Rees rated it converstaions liked it Jul fonversations, Julio rated it really liked it Oct 13, Varga notes that Xenakis’ music had gotten much simpler over the proceeding decade, reduced to block-like sonorities slowly moving in pretty ordinary rhythms. Nickkk rated it it was amazing Oct 06, Alan Tofighi rated it it was amazing Jun 30, 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.

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