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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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ViennaXenakis, Giesen, Purgina, Birtwistle & Lachenmann

Xenakis, Giesen, Purgina, Birtwistle, Lachenmann
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Sylvain Cambreling; Sebastian Berweck; Marcus Weiss; Christian Dierstein

LondonLondon Sinfonietta – Iannis Xenakis

© Tara Moore
Xenakis
London Sinfonietta; Timothy Gill; Sound Intermedia; Jonathan Cross

ZürichTage für Neue Musik – Bekenntnisse

© Marco Borggreve
Xenakis, Ammann, Huber, Pagh-Paan, Wildberger
Zurich Chamber Orchestra; Roland Kluttig

LondonHPSCHD: Music for Electronics and Harpsichord

Rasmussen, Berio, Xenakis, Abbasi, Cage
Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord

DüsseldorfMartin Grubinger - Percussion spektakulär

© Simon Pauly
Ishii, Aho, Psathas, Xenakis, Grubinger, Abe
Martin Grubinger; Rainer Furthner; Alexander Georgiev; Slavik Stakhov
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Manchester Collective star in 100 Demons

Manchester Collective © Adam Szabo
Stretching minds and musicians in Manchester Collective’s night of strings and electronics.
****1
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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. 
****1
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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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