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Composer: Xenakis, Iannis (1922-2001)

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Year of birth1922
Year of death2001
NationalityGreece
Period20th century
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ManchesterManchester Collective: 100 Demons

Manchester Collective: 100 Demons
Reich, Harvey, Xenakis, Finnis, Gordon
Rakhi Singh; Simmy Singh; Alistair Vennart; Oliver Coates

StockholmRising Stars: Christoph Sietzen

Rising Stars: Christoph Sietzen
Séjourné, Xenakis, Bach, Psathas, Copeland
Christoph Sietzen, Percussion

ParisSporting club - Orchestre national d'Île-de-France

© ONDIF/Belleville/Christophe Urbain
Debussy, Honegger, Xenakis, Akiho
Orchestre national d'Île de France; Julien Masmondet; Ann-Estelle Médouze; Georgi Varbanov

AmsterdamRising Stars: Percussion Artist Christoph Sietzen

© Daniel Delang
Séjourné, Psathas, Bach, Xenakis, Copeland, Groban, Piazzolla
Christoph Sietzen; The Wave Quartet

MadridCarta Blanca a Gabriel Erkoreka

Carta Blanca a Gabriel Erkoreka
Ravel, Erkoreka, Xenakis
Orquesta Nacional de España; André de Ridder; Jean-Guihen Queyras; Carlos Mena
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Reviving the art of the string duo

Patricia Kopatchinskaja © Julia Wesely
The violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja's endless curiosity was on display at a recital of duos with cellist Jay Campbell at the Park Avenue Armory. 
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Koleva and the Rhythmonauts: Drumming at Oranjewoud

Tatiana Koleva and the Youth Percussion Pool © Hans Jellema
Utilizing bucolic surroundings, Tatiana Koleva and the Youth Percussion Pool produce an immersive concert of rhythmic experiments. 
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An elemental ancient ritual

Steffen Höld, Michael Wächter, Chor des Theater Basel, Basel Sinfonietta © Sandra Then
Based on the ancient tragedies by Aeschylus, Oresteia makes a great case for composer Iannis Xenakis’s concept of “total theatre”.
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NODO winds down with phenomenal Oresteia

Holger Falk (Cassandra) © New Opera Days Ostrava
Despite the fact that few (if any) in the audience could understand ancient Greek, the emotions of the characters, and particularly the desperation of Mr Falk's Kassandra, came through with astonishing intensity.
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Bartók meets Hitchcock: the music of horror and the night

Richard Tognetti © Gary Heery
It takes artistic courage to devote almost a whole concert to music associated with cinema, but then Richard Tognetti, the artistic director and concert master of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, never lacked creative thinking or musical audacity. 
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