Xenakis, Iannis

1985

Music Composition Treks

Composers and the Computer. Los Altos: William Kaufmann: 170-192.

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Computing Macro-level Structure Micro-level Structure FFT Waveform Graphic Score Computer Music Interdisciplinary Artistic Work Stochastic Music

Abstract:

In a long introduction, Iannis Xenakis presents the composer’s situation in the 1980’s confronted with computer music. The next four parts detail the musical theories of the French composer through analysis of his Diatope (Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris): macro-composition (sound functions for the creation of structures), micro-composition (the work on sounds), composing with light (Diatope) and UPIC (a brief presentation of his compositional tool). The author demonstrates that artists must be knowledgeable in several disciplines at the same time to profit fully from developing computer music tools and multimedia possibilities.

This article also contains two appendices: a table of correspondence between certain developments in music and mathematics and a mosaic of compositions by Iannis Xenakis

All references of the same author:

(Deutsch)

XENAKIS, Iannis (1957). Le Corbusier's ‚Elektronisches Gedicht' (Philips Pavillon der Brüsseler Weltausstellung - 1958)
XENAKIS, Iannis (1958). Auf der Suche nach einer Stochastischen Musik
XENAKIS, Iannis (1960-1961). Grundlagen einer stochastischen Musik
XENAKIS, Iannis (1966). Zu einer Philosophie der Musik

(English)

XENAKIS, Iannis (1957). Le Corbusier's‚ Elektronisches Gedicht - Philips Pavillon der Brüsseler Weltausstellung, 1958 (Le Corbusier's Electronic Poem - For the Philips Pavilion at the Brussels World Exposition, 1958)
XENAKIS, Iannis (1958). Auf der Suche nach einer Stochastischen Musik (In search of a stochastic Music)
Xenakis, Iannis (1959). Note sur un 'geste électronique'
XENAKIS, Iannis (1960/1961). Grundlagen einer stochastischen Musik (Elements of Stochastic Music)
XENAKIS, Iannis (1966). Zu einer Philosophie der Musik (Towards a philosophy of music)
Xenakis, Iannis (1981). Les chemins de la composition musicale
Xenakis, Iannis (1987). Xenakis on Xenakis
Xenakis, Iannis (1996). Determinacy and Indeterminacy

(Français)

Xenakis, Iannis (1959). Note sur un 'geste électronique'
Xenakis, Iannis (1981). Les chemins de la composition musicale