Music and Architecture: Architectural Projects, Texts, and Realizations

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Pendragon Press, 2008 - Architecture - 337 pages
This important work fills a major lacuna in the literature by bringing together, for the first time, all the texts relating to architecture by the multi-faceted Xenakis, who worked with Le Corbusier for 12 years. Sharon Kanach assisted the composer in gathering the texts for this, his last ambitious project. Her commentary throughout the book seeks to bridge the reciprocal influences between music and architecture in the Xenakis oeuvre.

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About the author (2008)

Iannis Xenakis is an avant-garde Greek composer who attempts to apply mathematical constructs to musical composition, such as using the theory of sets, symbolic logic, and probabilistic calculus. He was the founder and director of the Centre d' Etudes Mathematiques et Automatiques Musicales in Paris and at the Center for Mathematical and Automated Music at Indiana University, where he served on the faculty from 1967 to 1972. In this age of technology, his work captivates many other composers and may prove to be one of the formative generators of compositional technique in the late twentieth century.

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