Iannis Xenakis: Formalized Music. Posted December 2, by Spencer. Iannis Xenakis: Formalized Music: Thought and Mathematics in Composition (PDF). Formalized Music. THOUGHT AND MATHEMATICS IN COMPOSITION. Revised Edition. Iannis Xenakis Additional material compiled and edited by Sharon. Translated and expanded in Iannis Xenakis. Formalized. Music: ought and Mathematics in Composition, 2nd Ed. (Harmonologia Series. No.

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My critique is the minimalist one, that I would prefer the music to demonstrate simply one mathematical concept in a audible way. The potential reader should know that the better part of the book is expressed in mathematics.

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One of these items ships sooner than the other. Alex rated it liked it Jul 15, Xenakis’s music is highly influenced by the intense experiences he had as a Communist student resistance fighter during WWII against the Nazi occupation of Greece.


It must aim through fixations which are landmarks to draw towards a total exaltation in which the individual mingles, losing his consciousness in a truth immediate, rare, enormous, and perfect. A major factor in Xenakis’ criticism of other composers’ approaches to games is that his approach specifically references Game Theory in its mathematical purity: The two infirmities mentioned above are terribly aggravated here.

Formalized Music : Thoughts and Mathematics in Composition

From the point of view of the composer there is no interest. Jan 22, Lizzie Luykx added it.

From Xenakis’ “Preface to the Second Edition”: Matthew Doyle rated it it was amazing Jan 13, I suspect that the “ou” in the preceding shd be “du” or “de” but I’m quoting verbatim. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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They write scores in which certain combinations of sounds may be freely chosen by the interpreter. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Nathan rated it it was amazing May 24, Zeek Twerpy rated it it was amazing Aug 15, I was perturbed, this time I made notes, and tried to define the elusive time element of the imaginary music in terms of concrete tempi.

Joshua Disneyq rated it liked it Jun 02, Thought and mathematics in composition. In some of his pieces I hear the general concept being played out: If 10 stars were an available rating, I’d give this an George rated it really liked it Mar 03, Refresh and try again.


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The first chapter explains in detail the construction of sieves and the second reproduces the computer program that generates this construction.

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