XENAKIS, Iannis

1966

Zu einer Philosophie der Musik (Towards a philosophy of music)

Gravesaner Blätter No. 29: Gravesano (Tessin): Experimental Studio Gravesano: 23 – 38/39 – 57.
Republished and expanded in: Iannis Xenakis: Formalized Music. Thought and Mathematics in Music, Revised Edition, Additional material compiled and edited by Sharon Kanach, (= Harmonologia Series No. 6), Stuyvesant, N.Y.: Pendragon Press, 1992, 201-341.

Language(s): English,  German

Keyword(s):

Stochastic Music Analysis Probability Theory

Abstract:

In this text Xenakis introduces the basic philosophical principles that form the basis of his stochastic music approach. Based on writings of Pythagoras and Parmenides, he walks through contemporary compositional thought concisely and attempts to reconstruct the foundational principles of composition through the use of axiomatic methods.

Abstract translation(s):

(Deutsch)

XENAKIS, Iannis (1966). Zu einer Philosophie der Musik

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

(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 (1981). Les chemins de la composition musicale
Xenakis, Iannis (1985). Music Composition Treks
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