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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LDX-A-8368, LDX-A 8368, XOI 48368 Metastasis / Pithoprakta / Eonta — Iannis Xenakis Xenakis* Metastasis / Pithoprakta / Eonta (Album) Le Chant Du Monde, Le Chant Du Monde, Le Chant Du Monde LDX-A-8368, LDX-A 8368, XOI 48368 France 1966 Sell This Version
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836 897 DSY Orient-Occident / Momenti - Omaggio A Joyce / Continuo / Transition 1 — Iannis Xenakis Xenakis* / Berio* / Maderna* / Kagel* Xenakis* / Berio* / Maderna* / Kagel* - Orient-Occident / Momenti - Omaggio A Joyce / Continuo / Transition 1 (Comp) Philips 836 897 DSY France 1967 Sell This Version
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LS 86047, LS-86047 Images Fantastiques (Electronic Experimental Music) — Iannis Xenakis Berio* / Maderna* / Ferrari* / Xenakis* / Dufrène* - Baronnet* Berio* / Maderna* / Ferrari* / Xenakis* / Dufrène* - Baronnet* - Images Fantastiques (Electronic Experimental Music)(LP, Album, RE) Limelight, Limelight LS 86047, LS-86047 US 1968 Sell This Version
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OS-2352-RE 5 Rechants  /  Nuits  /  Stabat Mater — Iannis Xenakis 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) OS-2352-RE Japan 1968 Sell This Version
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CVT 2086 Atrées / Morsima-Amorsima / ST 4 / Nomos Alpha — Iannis Xenakis Iannis Xenakis Atrées / Morsima-Amorsima / ST 4 / Nomos Alpha La Voix De Son Maître CVT 2086 France 1968 Sell This Version
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H-71201 Akrata, Pithoprakta / Capriccio For Violin & Orchestra, De Natura Sonoris — Iannis Xenakis Iannis Xenakis / Krzysztof Penderecki Iannis Xenakis / Krzysztof Penderecki - Akrata, Pithoprakta / Capriccio For Violin & Orchestra, De Natura Sonoris (Album) Nonesuch H-71201 UK 1968 Sell This Version
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S-36655 Quatuor II / Herma / Archipel 1 — Iannis Xenakis Iannis Xenakis / Betsy Jolas / André Boucourechliev Iannis Xenakis / Betsy Jolas / André Boucourechliev - Quatuor II / Herma / Archipel 1 (Album) La Voix De Son Maître S-36655 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
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STU 70526/27/28/29/30 Xenakis — Iannis Xenakis Xenakis* Xenakis Erato STU 70526/27/28/29/30 France 1969 Sell This Version
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MS 7281 Akrata / Syzygy / The Dorian Horizon / Canciones A Guiomar — Iannis Xenakis 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 MS 7281 US 1969 Sell This Version
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S-36656 ST 10-1,080262 / Polla Ta Dhina / Akrata / Achorripsis — Iannis Xenakis Iannis Xenakis - Paris Instrumental Ensemble For Contemporary Music*, Konstantin Simonovitch, Children's Choir Of Notre-Dame De Paris* Iannis Xenakis - Paris Instrumental Ensemble For Contemporary Music*, Konstantin Simonovitch, Children's Choir Of Notre-Dame De Paris* - ST 10-1,080262 / Polla Ta Dhina / Akrata / Achorripsis La Voix De Son Maître S-36656 US 1969 Sell This Version
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CE 31060 Terretektorh / Nomos Gamma — Iannis Xenakis Iannis Xenakis Terretektorh / Nomos Gamma Erato CE 31060 US 1969 Sell This Version
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CE 31049 Medea / Syrmos / Polytope — Iannis Xenakis Iannis Xenakis Medea / Syrmos / Polytope (Album) Candide CE 31049 US 1969 Sell This Version
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STU 70565 Oresteia — Iannis Xenakis Iannis Xenakis Oresteia (Album) Erato STU 70565 France 1970 Sell This Version
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MS/5000 New Music For Piano(s) — Iannis Xenakis 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) Mainstream Records MS/5000 US 1970 Sell This Version
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JRZ-2501 Space Theatre — Iannis Xenakis Toru Takemitsu / Yuji Takahashi / Iannis Xenakis Toru Takemitsu / Yuji Takahashi / Iannis Xenakis - Space Theatre (Album) RCA JRZ-2501 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
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H-71246 Electro-Acoustic Music — Iannis Xenakis Iannis Xenakis Electro-Acoustic Music (Album) Nonesuch H-71246 US 1970 Sell This Version
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SHZE 907 BL Medea / Orient-Okzident III / Konkret P-H II — Iannis Xenakis Iannis Xenakis Medea / Orient-Okzident III / Konkret P-H II(LP) Hör Zu Black Label SHZE 907 BL Germany 1970 Sell This Version
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6521 020 Persephassa — Iannis Xenakis Xenakis* Par Les Percussions De Strasbourg Xenakis* Par Les Percussions De Strasbourg - Persephassa (Album) Philips 6521 020 France 1971 Sell This Version
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MHS 1187 Cinq Rechants / Nuits / Medea (Excerpt) — Iannis Xenakis 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
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MS/5008, MS 5008 New Music For Chamber Orchestra — Iannis Xenakis Iannis Xenakis, Arnold Schoenberg, Aldo Clementi, Włodzimierz Kotoński, Bo Nilsson, Yuji Takahashi Iannis Xenakis, Arnold Schoenberg, Aldo Clementi, Włodzimierz Kotoński, Bo Nilsson, Yuji Takahashi - New Music For Chamber Orchestra(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Mainstream Records, Mainstream Records MS/5008, MS 5008 US 1972 Sell This Version
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6521 045 Persepolis — Iannis Xenakis Xenakis* Persepolis (Album) Philips 6521 045 France 1972 Sell This Version
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MG 2507, 2530 562 Zeitgenössische Cellomusik — Iannis Xenakis 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) MG 2507, 2530 562 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
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OX-7063-ND Evryali • Herma / Quatre Études De Rythme — Iannis Xenakis Yuji Takahashi Plays Xenakis* And Messiaen* Yuji Takahashi Plays Xenakis* And Messiaen* - Evryali • Herma / Quatre Études De Rythme (Album) Denon OX-7063-ND Japan 1976 Sell This Version
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OW-7617-MU Anaktoria / Morsima-Amorsima — Iannis Xenakis Iannis Xenakis & L'Octuor de Paris Iannis Xenakis & L'Octuor de Paris - Anaktoria / Morsima-Amorsima Classic (2) OW-7617-MU Japan 1976 Sell This Version
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6.42 286, 6.42286 AW Synaphai / Aroura / Antikhthon — Iannis Xenakis Iannis Xenakis - Geoffrey Douglas Madge , Klavier / New Philharmonia Orchestra / Elgar Howarth Iannis Xenakis - Geoffrey Douglas Madge , Klavier / New Philharmonia Orchestra / Elgar Howarth - Synaphai / Aroura / Antikhthon (Album, Comp) Decca 6.42 286, 6.42286 AW Germany 1976 Sell This Version

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