Xenakis, Iannis

1996

Determinacy and Indeterminacy

Organised Sound: Vol. 1, no. 3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 143-155.

URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/jid_OSO

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Indeterminacy Stochastic Music Microsound Synthesis Score Visual Representation Graphic Score

Abstract:

In this article, edited from notes for a series of lectures delivered in Poland, Xenakis tackles first the questions arising from determinacy and indeterminacy, repetition and variation, symmetry and structure, and multidimensional musical space. He later describes his computer drawing interface, UPIC, and ends up with a discussion of some of his statistical compositional methods employing a variety of probability distributions.

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 (1985). Music Composition Treks
Xenakis, Iannis (1987). Xenakis on Xenakis

(Français)

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