Gianluca Costantini

Iannis Xenakis: Sonic Odysseys

Do you realize that we’re meteorites; almost as soon as we’re born, we have to disappear?

Iannis Xenakis

A co-production of Musée de la Musique – Philharmonie de Paris and EMΣΤ

EMΣΤ is pleased to present the first major comprehensive exhibition in #Greece of Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001), the avant-garde composer, music theorist, architect, engineer, mathematician, and one of the most progressive creative thinkers and cultural practitioners of the second half of the 20th century. In the 1950s, Xenakis broke the boundaries of contemporary music and devised a genre of music that is entirely unique. Instantly recognisable despite being in a state of constant reinvention and revolution, his radical music is, in essence, a reference to antiquity, an ode to nature and the elements, a tribute to modernism at its most extreme, and is visionary in its use of technology. Though widely acclaimed internationally, his work has yet to be presented in such an extensive way to date in Greece, and this exhibition represents the most extensive presentation of the work of this avant-garde composer, architect and mathematician, both in Greece and internationally. Continue

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