Iannis Xenakis

‘Making Music out of Mathematics’ – guest post by Richard Skinner

‘I am a classical Greek living in the twentieth century.’ Iannis Xenakis In his Parisian atelier, Xenakis—Greek composer of some of the most thrilling and disturbing music of the last 100 years—always had to hand a slide rule, an electronic metronome, a stop-watch and at least one book by Plato in the original. His workspace looked more like a factory than a studio. Being without attachment to a particular style, […]

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