Iannis Xenakis ‎– Persepolis

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Fractal Records (2) ‎– FractalOX
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1 Persepolis 55:06

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Subtitled "Nous Portons La Lumière De La Terre / We Bear The Light Of The Earth".

Composed 26.08.1971, Persépolis, Festival de Shiraz (Iran), for 8 channel electronic tape.
Tape realizeded at Studio Acusti, Paris.

Continuous version, without interruption between part I and part II, realized in June 1999 and mixed to stereo 8 channel in April 2000 at the "Studio für Elektronische Musik des Instituts für Neue Musik der Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik Freiburg im Breisgau", Germany.
Published by Editions Salabert.
made in France 2000

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  • Matrix / Runout: FRACTALOX 01 DISCTRONICS
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L502
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 8713
  • Rights Society: SACEM SACD SGDL SDRM

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
6521 045 Xenakis* Persepolis(LP) Philips 6521 045 France 1972 Sell This Version
6521 045 Iannis Xenakis Persepolis(LP) Philips 6521 045 France 1972 Sell This Version
6521 045 Iannis Xenakis Persepolis(LP, RE) Philips 6521 045 France Unknown Sell This Version
6521 045 Iannis Xenakis Persepolis(LP, RE) Philips 6521 045 France Unknown Sell This Version
SFX-8683 Iannis Xenakis Persepolis(LP, Album) Philips SFX-8683 Japan 1974 Sell This Version

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benopie

July 15, 2008
Does one need any more evidence of Xenakis being a pioneer and visionary? This astounding electronic work sets the standard for "noise" compositions. Imagine being engulfed in a slowly shifting and modulating continuous sound; it first sounds like gongs, strings, and clarinets (I assume this was mostly created from acoustical instrument sources). A deeper, lower, noisier sound starts to develop, almost like that of machinery. If you're willing to stay the length, the trip is amazing.

And to think, this was created in 1971, years before Organum (the David Jackman project), Merzbow, MB, and any other so-called "noisicians". No wonder that Merzbow and others contributed to a "Persepolis" remix project. He didn't do any better.