Xenakis: His Life in Music
Xenakis: His Life in Music is a full-length study of the influential contemporary composer Iannis Xenakis. Following the trajectory of Xenakis‚e(tm)s compositional development, James Harley, who studied with Xenakis, presents the works together with clear explanations of the technical and conceptual innovations that shaped them.
Harley examines the relationship between the composer and two early influences: Messiaen and Le Corbusier. Particular attention is paid to analyzing works which were vital to the composer‚e(tm)s creative development, from early, unpublished works to the breakthrough pieces Metastasis and Pithoprakta, through the oft-discussed decade of formalization and the evolving styles of the succeeding three decades.
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From the Personal to the Individual
From Architecture to Algorithm
The Voice the Stage and a New Conception of Time
Arborescences Random Walks and Cosmic Conceptions
Sieves Ensembles and Thoughts of Death
Melody Harmonic Color and Nonlinear Form