Zervanos lists more than sixty composers in the survey, yet only Theodorakis and Xenakis
have international reputations.
"Splendid Apparel" includes a dozen example embroidery stitches and a library of more than 50 textured knit patterns, and the swatches (photographed by Alexis Xenakis
both as they come off the knitting needles and after embroidery is added) and clearly show the transformations and provide springboards for further experimentation.
That led to this piece being in four sections, based on those concepts, while reflecting his musical ideas and composers he enjoys: John Cage, Iannis Xenakis
, Morton Feldman and David Lang.
, who in 1977 would invent upic, a computerized method of composing by writing directly onto an electromagnetic drawing board, is represented by one of his first scores to involve computers, Strategic (1962), which uses game theory to devise a kind of competition between two orchestras set up back-to-back, producing seismic paroxysms of brass horns and percussion.
Channel Rose will feature a new saxophone percussion duet composed especially by Bowden for the production alongside music by Graham Fitkin, Andy Scott, John Woolrich and Iannis Xenakis
. The music will be performed live on stage by two musicians.
Greco-French composer Iannis Xenakis
's 1956 work ST/10 closed the first half - written for 10 instruments including bass clarinet and harp.
He has published several book-length interviews with contemporary composers: Witold Lutoslawski (1974), Iannis Xenakis
(1980), Luciano Berio (1981), and Gyorgy Kurtag (2009).
Knit in New Directions: A Journey into Creativity pairs Alexis Xenakis
' full-page color photos and Wood's creative knitting projects in a slightly oversized presentation perfect for knitters seeking new inspiration.
The orchestra has given world premieres of more than 100 works, including compositions by Jean Francaix, Frank Martin, Bohuslav Martinu, Sandor Veress, Iannis Xenakis
, Krzysztof Penderecki, Klaus Huber, Peter Ruzicka and Beat Furrer.
Circa the mid twentieth century, Milton Babbitt, Pierre Boulez, Iannis Xenakis
, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and others wrote music that seemed to be extraordinarily difficult even after many listening and playing sessions.
13 called "A Capella." The Paris group, which has been performing, recording and touring avant-garde works for over 20 years, brought a program with three selections: Maurice Ohana's "Swan Song" for 12 voices, Jose Manuel Lopez' "Metro Vox" for eight voices and Iannis Xenakis
' "Nuits" for 12 voices.