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If a work of art succeeds in this undertaking even for a single moment, it attains its goal. I did not want to give up work on the piece on which I was already engaged in order to bring a dream to mussic. It is possible to produce ruled surfaces by drawing the glissandi as straight lines.

It must aim through gormalized which are landmarks to xenaki towards a total exaltation in which the individual mingles, losing his consciousness in a truth immediate, rare, enormous, and perfect. Tomek rated it really liked it Oct 20, 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.

We shall return to this. Alex rated it liked it Jul 15, Published January 1st by Pendragon Press first published On the following morning I realized that the dream had been repeated yet again.

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As usual, I recommend reading the full thing. As for serial composition becoming banal? There is thus a substitution of authors. Pruston rated it really liked it Sep 18, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I would like to pose a question: The two infirmities mentioned above are terribly aggravated here.

They write scores in which certain combinations of sounds may be freely chosen by the interpreter. This book is addressed to a hybrid public, but interdisciplinary hybridization frequently produces superb specimens. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Charles rated it really liked it Sep 04, The interpreter is a highly conditioned being, so that it is not possible to accept the thesis of unconditioned choice, of an interpreter acting like a roulette game. Xenakiis is why art can lead to realms that religion still occupies for some people.

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Open Preview See a Problem? But the escalade is started and others will certainly enlarge and extend the new thesis. But, no, it only escalates. This edition of Formalized Music is an essential tool for understanding the man and the thought processes of one of this century’s most important and revolutionary musical figures. Return to Book Page. I performed this experiment with Metastasis this work had xenkis premier in at Donaueschingen.

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At that time I was working on a composition for entirely different forces and with a totally different disposition of the material; I could see no relationship, as regards either content or form, between the sound world of the two concepts. As for the idea of “an interpreter who is an incomparable expert on Chopin” improvising “a Chopin-like cadenza to another composer’s concerto”?


Each of the conductors directs sonic operations against the operations of the other. 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.

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Xenakis’s music is highly influenced by the intense experiences he had as a Communist student resistance fighter during WWII against the Nazi occupation of Greece.

I’m reminded of when Neely Bruce performed what he announced as a Chopin piece at a friend’s wedding party in or thereabouts.

From Xenakis’ “Preface to the Second Edition”: I was perturbed, this time I made notes, and tried to define the elusive time element of the imaginary music in terms of concrete tempi. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Feb 03, Stuart rated it liked it Shelves: Corey Bertelsen rated it liked it Mar 14, This value is written in a grid or matrix at the intersection of the row corresponding to move formalizeed of conductor A and the column corresponding to move j of conductor B.

From Xenakis’ “Preface to Musiques Formelles “: But as a composer there are no techniques outlined here that I can use. To ask other readers questions about Formalized Musicplease sign up.

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