Iannis Xenakis: Formalized Music. Posted December 2, by Spencer. Iannis Xenakis: Formalized Music: Thought and Mathematics in Composition (PDF). Formalized Music. THOUGHT AND MATHEMATICS IN COMPOSITION. Revised Edition. Iannis Xenakis Additional material compiled and edited by Sharon. Translated and expanded in Iannis Xenakis. Formalized. Music: ought and Mathematics in Composition, 2nd Ed. (Harmonologia Series. No.

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Many of them have stood the test of time better than anyone could have imagined: The Structure of Atonal Ianns. Quotes from Formalized Music The straight directrix of a passes through a second peak and is joined by an arc to the directrix of d.


This is the partial score ijrepresenting the payment one conductor gives the other. The details of performance, with the types of sound, methods of articulation and gesticulation, and above all the markedly “sporting” character of the piece, remained in my mind with the utmost clarity. If you liked Curtis Road’s “Microsound”, you might like this book. Thomas rated it really liked it Oct 26, My critique is the minimalist one, that I would prefer the music to demonstrate simply one mathematical concept in a audible way.

As for the idea of “an interpreter who is an incomparable expert on Chopin” improvising “a Chopin-like cadenza to another composer’s concerto”? You need to be well versed in music theory and mathematics to get the most from it. The UPIC console is a direct-input graphics device that allows for one to escape the messy complexities of musical notation in the scoring of complex electronic sounds. But the escalade is started and others will certainly enlarge and extend the new thesis.

The dream has never again been repeated, which is a pity, because I should like to compare it to the finished score.

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I found the discussion of the use of “screens” in composition based on Markov chains to be intelligible, but there are pages and pages of equations that I would only read if it would further a goal such as a stochastic composition.

At that time I was working on a composition for entirely different forces and with a totally different disposition of the material; I could see no relationship, as regards either content or form, between the sound world of the two concepts.

I was perturbed, this time I made notes, and tried to define the elusive time element of the imaginary music in terms of concrete tempi. Fabrizio Gazzola rated it it was amazing Oct 21, Feb 03, Stuart rated it liked it Shelves: We shall return to this.


Xenakis’s music is highly influenced by the intense experiences he had as a Communist student resistance fighter during WWII against the Nazi occupation of Greece.

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