“In this fascinating essay Iannis Xenakis succeeds in unraveling the intricate web between the arts and sciences thereby demonstrating their interdependency as in the components of an alloy. In this translation Xenakis explains not only his musical and theoretical writings but also the role of mathematics as a philosophical catalyst in both his musical and architectural works. He discusses in detail his unique use of computers as a graphic tool in the composition of some of his scores. Unexpected aspects of his character are gracefully revealed in these highly readable exposпїЅs.
Sharon Kanach, Vice-President of Centre Iannis Xenakis (formerly CCMIX) in France and Founder and President of the Xenakis Project of the Americas of the Brook Center at CUNY, was Xenakis’s assistant for two decades.