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I was still able to remember all the particulars, above all – naturally – the fact that the two cellists were placed near the front of the platform on either side, with the percussion player between muzic as “umpire”. Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read saving….

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I suspect that the “ou” in the preceding shd be “du” or “de” but I’m quoting verbatim. Feb 03, Stuart rated it liked it Shelves: IMO, Xenakis fromalized upped the ante for human intelligence so high that humanity shd be proud that he even existed.

I performed this experiment with Metastasis this work had its premier in at Donaueschingen. Corey Bertelsen rated it liked it Mar 14, The music I love is all produced by strong personalities, driven by their own personal philosophy. This value is written in a grid or matrix at the intersection of the row corresponding to move i ,usic conductor A and the column corresponding to move j of conductor B.


What wd the similarities be? From Xenakis’ “Preface to the Second Edition”: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Thomas rated it really liked it Oct 26, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Preview — Formalized Music by Iannis Xenakis. Take the 1st paragraph of this caption for illustration B: But the escalade is started and others will certainly enlarge and extend the new thesis.

But, no, it only escalates. If a work of art succeeds in this undertaking even for a single moment, it attains its goal. Maria Olbrychtowicz rated it it was amazing Mar 31, Fabrizio Gazzola rated it it was amazing Oct 21, There is thus a substitution of authors. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Formalized Music: Thought and Mathematics in Composition (Harmonologia Series, #6)

A major factor in Xenakis’ criticism of other composers’ approaches to games is that his approach specifically references Game Theory in its mathematical purity: From Xenakis’ “Preface to Musiques Formelles “: John Fox rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Matthew Doyle rated exnakis it was amazing Jan 13, This is why art can lead to realms that religion still occupies for some people. Return to Book Page. Nine nights later, however, the dream performance was repeated, with the same clarity of detail as before.


This is the partial score ijrepresenting the payment one conductor gives the other.

In the case of those many of us for whom the Philips Pavilion that Xenakis designed who’s an architect on top of his other talents at the World’s Fair is a landmark event in the history of the world, the drawings on pp are worth the price of admission alone In my case the “cost of admission” was free insofar as my friend Unfinished Symphonies gave me this bk after he got it at a library sale.

It must aim through fixations which are landmarks to draw towards a total exaltation in which the individual mingles, losing his consciousness in a truth immediate, rare, enormous, and perfect. In the name of a “scheme” the problem of choice is betrayed, and it is the interpreter who is promoted to the rank of composer by the composer himself. Scott Clabaugh rated it liked it Jun 30, In some of his pieces I hear the general concept being played out: But as a composer there are no techniques outlined here that I can use.