Iannis Xenakis

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Γιάννης (Ιάννης) Ξενάκης
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Iannis Xenakis (born 29 May 1922, Brăila, Romania - died 4 February 2001, Paris, France) was a Romanian-born Greek-French composer, music theorist, architect and engineer.
Was married to Françoise Xenakis.

He is regarded as one of the most radical and important composers of the twentieth century. He formulated a theory of stochastic music in the early 1950's, and in late 1954 he was accepted as a member of the Groupe De Recherche De Musique Concrète. He later joined Groupe De Recherches Musicales. He pioneered the use of computers for musical composition in 1961. As an architect, he worked with Le Corbusier and designed the Philips Pavilion for the Brussels World's Fair in 1958. In 1963, he published Musique Formelles, a collection of his articles relating music, architecture, and mathematics. In 1972, he founded CEMAMu (Centre d'Etudes de Mathématique et Automatique Musicales) in Issy-les-Moulineaux, just outside of Paris. He has composed for a wide range of instrumental ensembles and solos, and his 'polytopes', sound and light spectacles, have been performed in a number of localities, including: Persepolis (1971), Paris (1972), Mycénes (1978) and again in Paris (1978).
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Iannis Xenakis - Metastasis / Pithoprakta / Eonta album art Xenakis* Metastasis / Pithoprakta / Eonta (Album) Le Chant Du Monde, Le Chant Du Monde, Le Chant Du Monde France 1966 Sell This Version
Iannis Xenakis - Orient-Occident / Momenti - Omaggio A Joyce / Continuo / Transition 1 album art Xenakis* / Berio* / Maderna* / Kagel* Xenakis* / Berio* / Maderna* / Kagel* - Orient-Occident / Momenti - Omaggio A Joyce / Continuo / Transition 1 (Comp) Philips France 1967 Sell This Version
Iannis Xenakis - 5 Rechants  /  Nuits  /  Stabat Mater album art Olivier Messiaen / Yannis Xenakis* / Krzysztof Penderecki Olivier Messiaen / Yannis Xenakis* / Krzysztof Penderecki - 5 Rechants / Nuits / Stabat Mater (Album) Erato, Office de Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française (ORTF) Japan 1968 Sell This Version
Iannis Xenakis - Quatuor II / Herma / Archipel 1 album art Iannis Xenakis / Betsy Jolas / André Boucourechliev Iannis Xenakis / Betsy Jolas / André Boucourechliev - Quatuor II / Herma / Archipel 1 (Album) La Voix De Son Maître Canada 1968 Sell This Version
LS 86047 Iannis Xenakis - Images Fantastiques (Electronic Experimental Music) album art Berio* / Maderna* / Ferrari* / Xenakis* / Dufrène* - Baronnet* Berio* / Maderna* / Ferrari* / Xenakis* / Dufrène* - Baronnet* - Images Fantastiques (Electronic Experimental Music)(LP, Album, RE) Limelight LS 86047 US 1968 Sell This Version
Iannis Xenakis - Atrées / Morsima-Amorsima / ST 4 / Nomos Alpha album art Iannis Xenakis Atrées / Morsima-Amorsima / ST 4 / Nomos Alpha La Voix De Son Maître France 1968 Sell This Version
Iannis Xenakis - Akrata, Pithoprakta / Capriccio For Violin & Orchestra, De Natura Sonoris album art Iannis Xenakis / Krzysztof Penderecki Iannis Xenakis / Krzysztof Penderecki - Akrata, Pithoprakta / Capriccio For Violin & Orchestra, De Natura Sonoris (Album) Nonesuch US 1969 Sell This Version
Iannis Xenakis - Medea / Syrmos / Polytope album art Iannis Xenakis Medea / Syrmos / Polytope (Album) Candide US 1969 Sell This Version
Iannis Xenakis - Akrata / Syzygy / The Dorian Horizon / Canciones A Guiomar album art Xenakis* / Del Tredici* / Takemitsu* / Nono* - Richard Dufallo Conducting The Festival Chamber Ensemble, Phyllis Bryn-Julson And Susan Belling Xenakis* / Del Tredici* / Takemitsu* / Nono* - Richard Dufallo Conducting The Festival Chamber Ensemble, Phyllis Bryn-Julson And Susan Belling - Akrata / Syzygy / The Dorian Horizon / Canciones A Guiomar (Album) Columbia Masterworks US 1969 Sell This Version
Iannis Xenakis - Terretektorh / Nomos Gamma album art Iannis Xenakis Terretektorh / Nomos Gamma Erato US 1969 Sell This Version
Iannis Xenakis - ST 10-1,080262 / Polla Ta Dhina / Akrata / Achorripsis album art Iannis Xenakis ST 10-1,080262 / Polla Ta Dhina / Akrata / Achorripsis La Voix De Son Maître Italy 1969 Sell This Version
STU 70526/27/28/29/30 Iannis Xenakis - Untitled album art Xenakis* Untitled(5xLP + Box) Erato STU 70526/27/28/29/30 France 1969 Sell This Version
Iannis Xenakis - Space Theatre album art Toru Takemitsu / Yuji Takahashi / Iannis Xenakis Toru Takemitsu / Yuji Takahashi / Iannis Xenakis - Space Theatre (Album) RCA Japan 1970 Sell This Version
Iannis Xenakis - Oresteia album art Iannis Xenakis Oresteia (Album) Erato France 1970 Sell This Version
Iannis Xenakis - Electro-Acoustic Music album art Iannis Xenakis Electro-Acoustic Music (Album) Nonesuch US 1970 Sell This Version
MS/5000 Iannis Xenakis - New Music For Piano(s) album art Iannis Xenakis, Roger Reynolds, Yuji Takahashi, Earle Brown - Yuji Takahashi Iannis Xenakis, Roger Reynolds, Yuji Takahashi, Earle Brown - Yuji Takahashi - New Music For Piano(s)(LP, Gat) Mainstream Records MS/5000 US 1970 Sell This Version
Iannis Xenakis - Persephassa album art Xenakis* Par Les Percussions De Strasbourg Xenakis* Par Les Percussions De Strasbourg - Persephassa (Album) Philips France 1971 Sell This Version
MHS 1187 Iannis Xenakis - Cinq Rechants / Nuits / Medea (Excerpt) album art Olivier Messiaen, Yannis Xenakis* Olivier Messiaen, Yannis Xenakis* - Cinq Rechants / Nuits / Medea (Excerpt)(LP, Album) Musical Heritage Society MHS 1187 US 1971 Sell This Version
Iannis Xenakis - Persepolis album art Iannis Xenakis Persepolis (Album) Philips France 1972 Sell This Version
Iannis Xenakis - Zeitgenössische Cellomusik album art Siegfried Palm, Aloys Kontarsky - Webern*, Xenakis*, Kagel*, Zimmermann*, Penderecki*, Brown*, Yun* Siegfried Palm, Aloys Kontarsky - Webern*, Xenakis*, Kagel*, Zimmermann*, Penderecki*, Brown*, Yun* - Zeitgenössische Cellomusik Orbis (2) Germany 1975 Sell This Version
Iannis Xenakis - Evryali • Herma / Quatre Études De Rythme album art Yuji Takahashi Plays Xenakis* And Messiaen* Yuji Takahashi Plays Xenakis* And Messiaen* - Evryali • Herma / Quatre Études De Rythme (Album) Denon Japan 1976 Sell This Version
Iannis Xenakis - Synaphai / Aroura / Antikhthon album art Xenakis* Synaphai / Aroura / Antikhthon (Album, Comp) Decca France 1976 Sell This Version
Iannis Xenakis - Anaktoria / Morsima-Amorsima album art Iannis Xenakis & L'Octuor de Paris Iannis Xenakis & L'Octuor de Paris - Anaktoria / Morsima-Amorsima Classic (2) Japan 1976 Sell This Version
CP²/ 6 Iannis Xenakis - Anahit / Mikka / Strung Out album art Giacinto Scelsi / Iannis Xenakis / Philip Glass - Paul Zukofsky Giacinto Scelsi / Iannis Xenakis / Philip Glass - Paul Zukofsky - Anahit / Mikka / Strung Out(LP) CP² Recordings CP²/ 6 US 1976 Sell This Version
BVHAAST 007 Iannis Xenakis - Eonta Herma & Evryali album art Iannis Xenakis Eonta Herma & Evryali(LP) BV Haast Records BVHAAST 007 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version