Xenakis Matters

$39.95

Contexts, Processes, Applications

Sharon Kanach, Editor

October 21, 2012

487 pp.

200 illustrations

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Description

Countering Leonardo da VinciпїЅs notorious statement that пїЅArt is never finished, only abandoned,пїЅ this volume rather subscribes to sculptor Ibram LassawпїЅs formula that пїЅArtworks are never finished, only begun.пїЅ Through knowledge and imagination, the thirty scholars, artists, musicians, architects, musicologists, philosophers, and art historians collected here are living proof that what was pioneered by (and thus mattered to) Xenakis still represents fertile ground for current and future exploration, experimentation, and creation. Curated from the ambitious public programming around the Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary exhibitionпїЅs tour in North America in 2010-11пїЅas the cornerstone of worldwide tributes remembering the tenth anniversary of his deathпїЅthis volume attests to the fact that yes, Xenakis Matters. Following a Preface by Kanach, who collaborated closely with Xenakis from the late 1970s until his death in 2001, the book begins with a previously unpublished Conversation between David Rosenboom and the composer. The book is then divided into three main chapters: Contexts (where XenakisпїЅ history and place not only in North American culture is refreshed), Processes (where specific works or techniques from his oeuvre are approached in novel ways), and Applications (where ten practicing artists describe their respective indebtedness to his example and their resulting creative expressions). An appendix of the public events around the exhibitionпїЅs North American tour is included.

Authors

Sharon Kanach, Editor

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.

 

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.