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Iannis Xenakis

Band, 1922-2001 RO
Composer of Classical
A.k.a. Γιάννης (Ιάννης) Ξενάκης

Iannis Xenakis (born 29 May 1922, Brăila, Romania - died 4 February 2001, Paris, France) was a Romanian-born Greek-French composer, music theorist, architect and engineer. Was married to Françoise Xenakis. He is regarded as one of the most radical and important composers of the twentieth century. He formulated a theory of stochastic music in the early 1950's, and in late 1954 he was accepted as a member of the Groupe De Recherche De Musique Concrète. He later joined Groupe De Recherches Musicales. He pioneered the use of computers for musical composition in 1961. As an architect, he worked with Le Corbusier and designed the Philips Pavilion for the Brussels World's Fair in 1958. In 1963, he published Musique Formelles, a collection of his articles relating music, architecture, and mathematics. In 1972, he founded CEMAMu (Centre d'Etudes de Mathématique et Automatique Musicales) in Issy-les-Moulineaux, just outside of Paris. He has composed for a wide range of instrumental ensembles and solos, and his 'polytopes', sound and light spectacles, have been performed in a number of localities, including: Persepolis (1971), Paris (1972), Mycénes (1978) and again in Paris (1978).

     
Members
PortraitSylvio Gualda
perc *1939 FR
Jean-Pierre Bedoyan
perc
Christian Hamouy
perc, ep
PortraitKeiko Nakamura
perc *1955 JP
PortraitJean-Paul Bernard
perc *1957 FR
Ensemble Vocal D'Anjou
voc
Guillaume Blaise
perc *1959 FR
Vincent Vergnais
perc
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6 Chansons: No. 5. Aujourd'hui le ciel est noir… (Today the sky is black) on Xenakis: Piano Works by Iannis Xenakis & Stephanos Thomopoulos
6 Chansons: No. 1. Ca sent le musc… (It smells like musk) on Xenakis: Piano Works by Iannis Xenakis & Stephanos Thomopoulos
Metastaseis on Xenakis, I.: Orchestral Works, Vol. 5 - Metastaseis / Pithoprakta / St/48 / Achorripsis / Syrmos / Hiketides Suite by Iannis Xenakis & Arturo Tamayo
Rebonds B on Attraction by Christoph Sietzen
Jonchaies on Xenakis, I.: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 - Jonchaies / Shaar / Lichens / Antikhthon by Iannis Xenakis, Arturo Tamayo & Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra
6 Chansons: No. 4. Trois moines cretois… (Three Cretan monks) on Xenakis: Piano Works by Iannis Xenakis & Stephanos Thomopoulos
Hibiki hana ma on Xenakis: Electronic Works, Vol. 2 by Iannis Xenakis
Rebonds A on Attraction by Christoph Sietzen
6 Chansons: No. 2. J'avais un amour autrefois… (I had a love in the past) on Xenakis: Piano Works by Iannis Xenakis & Stephanos Thomopoulos
Nuits on 20th Century Choral Music by Schola Heidelberg, Ensemble Aisthesis & Walter Nußbaum

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Title Artist Year Type
PersepolisIannis Xenakis2018Album
Immortal BachJohann Sebastian Bach, Roberto Bocca, Carlo Boccadoro, Knut Nystedt, Iannis Xenakis And John Cage, Simone Rubino2017Album
AttractionEmmanuel Séjourné, Iannis Xenakis, Arvo Pärt, Andrew Thomas, Bruce Hamilton And John Psathas, Christoph Sietzen2017Album
Orchestral WorksIannis Xenakis2017Album
Pu Wijnuej We Fyp (Arranged For Guitar)Noël Akchoté, Iannis Xenakis2016Album
For GuitarIannis Xenakis, Noël Akchoté2016Album
La Légende D'EerIannis Xenakis2016Album
As DreamsPer Nørgård, Helmut Lachenmann, Alfred Janson, Kaija Saariaho, Iannis Xenakis, Norwegian Choir Of Solo Singers, Oslo Sinfonietta, Grete Pedersen2016Album
Nuits (12 Voices Choral, Arranged For Guitar)Iannis Xenakis, Noël Akchoté2015Album
IXIannis Xenakis - Kuniko Kato2015Album
L'Œuvre Pour Piano - The Piano WorksIannis Xenakis2015Album
Le Dépassement De SoiIannis Xenakis, Benny Sluchin, Jens McManama, Jérémie Dufort, Red Fish Blue Fish, Steven Schick2015Album
Complete Works For Cello SoloKrzysztof Penderecki & Iannis Xenakis – Wiktor Kociuban2013Album
Ensemble Music 3Iannis Xenakis - Benny Sluchin, Tony Arnold, Cory Smythe, Joshua Rubin, International Contemporary Ensemble, Red Fish Blue Fish, Steven Schick2013Album
Zyia - Six Chansons Grecques - Psappha - PersephassaIannis Xenakis - Angelica Cathariou, Cécile Daroux, Daniel Ciampolini, Nikolaos Samaltanos, Dimitri Vassilakis2012Album
Axelsson Plays Xenakis, Wolff, Olofsson, Rzewski, CrestaJonny Axelsson Plays Iannis Xenakis, Christian Wolff, Kent Olofsson, Frederic Rzewski, Gianvincenzo Cresta2012Album
Alpha & OmegaIannis Xenakis2011Compil.
Intégrale De L'Oeuvre Pour Violoncelle • Complete Cello WorksIannis Xenakis - Arne Deforce, MusikFabrik2011Album
Atrées · Morsima-Amorsima · Nomos Alpha · ST/4 · AkrataIannis Xenakis - Ensemble Instrumental de Musique Contemporaine, Georges Pludermacher, Pierre Penassou, Le Quatuor Bernède, Konstantin Simonovitch2010Compil.
Milano Musica Festival Live - Volume 1Iannis Xenakis / Helmut Lachenmann / György Kurtág / Leoš Janáček - Quatuor Danel2010Album
Charisma XIannis Xenakis2010Single
Music For Double BassGiacinto Scelsi, Isang Yun, Iannis Xenakis, Manfred Stahnke, Hans Werner Henze, Bent Lorentzen - Frank Reinecke2010Album
Works With PianoIannis Xenakis - Aki Takahashi, Rohan de Saram, The JACK Quartet, Callithumpian Consort, Stephen Drury2010Album
Milano Musica Festival Live - Volume 2Iannis Xenakis, Edgard Varèse, Fausto Romitelli, Asko Ensemble, Stefan Asbury, Marieke Koster2009Album
Complete String QuartetsIannis Xenakis, The JACK Quartet2009Album
Orchestral WorksIannis Xenakis - Orchestre Philharmonique Du Luxembourg - Arturo Tamayo2009Compil.
Electronic Works 2 - Hibiki Hana Ma; Polytope De ClunyIannis Xenakis2008Album
5 Octuors Du XXème SiècleEnsemble Antipodes, Iannis Xenakis, Roger Tessier, Jean-Yves Bosseur, Jean-Luc Darbellay, Rico Gubler2008Album
Die OrgelwerkeIannis Xenakis, Brian Ferneyhough, Morton Feldman, Giacinto Scelsi, Bernhard Haas2008Album
KraanergIannis Xenakis - Callithumpian Consort - Stephen Drury2008Album
Music For Keyboard Instruments - Realised By ComputerIannis Xenakis - Daniel Grossmann2008Album
Orchestral Works Vol. 5Iannis Xenakis - Orchestre Philharmonique Du Luxembourg, Arturo Tamayo2008Album
Béton Armé - Chamber Music By Iannis XenakisIannis Xenakis2007Album
Dedicated To Christian LindbergLuciano Berio, Iannis Xenakis, Mark-Anthony Turnage - Christian Lindberg, Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester, Peter Rundel2007Album
Dmaathen - Eonta - Epei - Herma - Palimpsest - EvryaliIannis Xenakis2006Compil.
Percussion WorksIannis Xenakis / Steven Schick2006Album
Ensemble De VioloncellesGeorges Aperghis, Vinko Globokar, Robert Pascal, Camille Roy, Iannis Xenakis2005Album
Music For StringsIannis Xenakis2005Album
Electronic Works 1 - La Légende D'EerIannis Xenakis2005Album
Psappha, Rebonds A & B, Okho Pour Trois DjembésIannis Xenakis2004Album
Orchestral Works Vol. IVIannis Xenakis - Hiroaki Ooï, Orchestre Philharmonique Du Luxembourg, Arturo Tamayo2004Album
Cécile Daroux PlaysIannis Xenakis / Pascal Dusapin - Cécile Daroux2003Album
Iannis XenakisIannis Xenakis2003Album
Anastenaria / Troorkh / AïsIannis Xenakis2003Album
Saison 2002-2003 : Psappha / Syrinx / After Syrinx II / I Ching (Extraits) / KerberosChristophe Roldan, Magali Mosnier - Iannis Xenakis / Claude Debussy / Richard Rodney Bennett / Per Nørgård / Sydney Hodkinson2003Album
KraanergIannis Xenakis2003Album
The Contemporary Solo Double Bass, Vol. 3Bjørn Lanke - Arne Nordheim, Åse Hedstrøm, Iannis Xenakis, Henrik Hellstenius2003Album
EvryaliIannis Xenakis - Takahiko Suzuki2003Album
Orchestral Works Vol. IIIIannis Xenakis - Hiroaki Ooï, Orchestre Philharmonique Du Luxembourg, Arturo Tamayo2002Album
Persepolis + Remixes Edition IIannis Xenakis2002Album
Hammered BrassThe Wallace Collection - Luciano Berio / Robert Crawford / Petr Eben / Steve Martland / Iannis Xenakis2001Album
Orchestral Works Vol IIIannis Xenakis - Orchestre Philharmonique Du Luxembourg, Arturo Tamayo2001Album
Musique Électro-AcoustiqueIannis Xenakis2001Album
Mysterious MorningGyörgy Ligeti • Fuminori Tanada • Franco Donatoni • Iannis Xenakis • Sofia Gubaidulina - Quatuor Habanera2001Album
Nuits – Weiß Wie LilienSchola Heidelberg, Ensemble Aisthesis, Walter Nußbaum - Giacinto Scelsi, Cornelius Schwehr, Anton Webern, György Ligeti, Iannis Xenakis, René Leibowitz, Toshio Hosokawa, Arnold Schoenberg2001Album
L'Orgue Contemporain A Notre-Dame De ParisIannis Xenakis / Charles Chaynes / Francis Chapelet - Françoise Rieunier2001Album
XenakisIannis Xenakis, Michel Tabachnik, Pierre Boulez, Elisabeth Chojnacka, Sylvio Gualda, Xenakis Ensemble, Huub Kerstens2000Compil.
Orchestral Works Vol IIannis Xenakis - Spyros Sakkas, Béatrice Daudin, Orchestre Philharmonique Du Luxembourg, Arturo Tamayo2000Album
Orchestral Works & Chamber MusicIannis Xenakis2000Album
Works For PianoIannis Xenakis - Aki Takahashi, Jane Peters, Charles Peltz1999Album
Medea • A Colone • Nuits • Serment • KnephasIannis Xenakis - New London Chamber Choir, Critical Band, James Wood1998Album
Iannissimo! (Xenakis Complete Vol 2)Iannis Xenakis / Charles Zacharie Bornstein, ST-X Ensemble1997Album
Perséphassa - Psappha - OkhoIannis Xenakis : Demoé Percussion Ensemble Conductor Daniele Vineis1997Album
Electronic MusicIannis Xenakis1997Compil.
Live In New YorkIannis Xenakis1997Album
Dämmerschein / Persephassa / La Déesse Athéna / AmériquesIannis Xenakis, Edgard Varèse1997Album
KraanergIannis Xenakis1997Album
Wien Modern IIILuigi Dallapiccola • Hans Werner Henze • Paolo Perezzani • Iannis Xenakis, Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester / Claudio Abbado1997Album
Piano MusicIannis Xenakis - Ermis Theodorakis1996Album
Anaktoria · Morsima-Amorsima · Oophaa · Charisma · Mists · Mikka / Mikka «S»Iannis Xenakis, Elisabeth Chojnacka, Sylvio Gualda, Alain Damiens, Pierre Strauch, Claude Helffer, Maryvonne Le Dizes1996Album
Cécile Daroux, FlûteIannis Xenakis / Pascal Dusapin - Cécile Daroux1996Album
Ensemble Music 2Iannis Xenakis / ST-X Ensemble, Charles Zacharie Bornstein1996Album
Ensemble Music 1Iannis Xenakis - ST-X Ensemble, Charles Zacharie Bornstein1996Album
Irvine Arditti Plays Works For Violin And Orchestra By Iannis Xenakis, Rafael Mira And Luciano BerioIrvine Arditti, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Jonathan Nott - Iannis Xenakis, Rafael Mira And Luciano Berio1996Album
Pleiades / KetiakIannis Xenakis / Akira Nishimura1995Album
PsapphaIannis Xenakis1995Single
La Légende D'EerIannis Xenakis1995Album
Mondriaan And MusicThe Mondriaan Quartet / Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman, John Cage1994Album
Aïs - Gendy3 - Taurhiphanie - ThalleïnIannis Xenakis1994Album
Phlegra / Jalons / Keren / Nomos Alpha / ThalleïnIannis Xenakis - Pierre Strauch, Benny Sluchin, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez, Michel Tabachnik1992Album
LiveXenakis Ensemble / Iannis Xenakis, Calliope Tsoupaki, David Del Puerto1992Album
Iannis Xenakis 1: Musique De Chambre 1955-1990Iannis Xenakis - Claude Helffer, Arditti Quartet1992Album
Idmen / PléïadesIannis Xenakis, Les Pleiades, Chorus Of The Gulbenkian Foundation, Sylvio Gualda1992Album
Percussion Solo Et Ensemble InstrumentalRoland Auzet, Jean-Marie Adrien - Iannis Xenakis, Yoshihisa Taïra, Carlos Roqué Alsina1991Album
Œuvres Du XXe Siècle Pour Violoncelle Seul = 20th Century Works For Unaccompanied VioloncelloIvan Monighetti - Krzysztof Penderecki, Henri Dutilleux, Iannis Xenakis, Witold Lutoslawski, Alexander Knaifel, Sofia Gubaidulina, Franghiz Ali-Zadeh1991Album
Naama / À L'île De Gorée / Khoaï / KomboïIannis Xenakis / Xenakis Ensemble, Huub Kerstens, Sylvio Gualda, Elisabeth Chojnacka1990Album
OresteïaIannis Xenakis1990Album
Palimpsest / Épéi / Dikhthas / AkanthosIannis Xenakis1990Album
Pléiades · PsapphaIannis Xenakis - Kroumata Percussion Ensemble, Gert Mortensen1990Album
Electro Acoustic Music: ClassicsEdgard Varèse, Milton Babbitt, Roger Reynolds, Iannis Xenakis1990Compil.
Perspectives Of New MusicBrian Ferneyhough, Iannis Xenakis, Barry Truax, William Schottstaedt1990Album
Taïra/Moëne/Xenakis/Ton-That/IbarrondoTrio À Cordes De Paris - Yoshihisa Taïra / Alain Moëne / Iannis Xenakis / Tôn-Thất Tiết / Félix Ibarrondo1990Album
Live 1Iannis Xenakis, Asko Ensemble1990Album
KraanergIannis Xenakis – Alpha Centauri Ensemble – Roger Woodward1989Album
Pleiades / ConcertanteIannis Xenakis, Maki Ishii, Les Percussions De Strasbourg, Keiko Abe1989Album
The Virtuoso ClarinetKari Kriikku, Avanti! - Magnus Lindberg · Esa-Pekka Salonen · Olli Koskelin · Iannis Xenakis · Franco Donatoni · Claudio Ambrosini1989Album
Aïs / Nekuia / N'ShimaIannis Xenakis1987Album
The Fantastic HarpsichordJukka Tiensuu - Iannis Xenakis, Michel Corrette, Padre Antonio Soler, Kaija Saariaho, Salvatore Sciarrino1987Album
PléïadesIannis Xenakis - Les Percussions De Strasbourg1987Album
Cahier D'Épigrammes / Six Études D'Après Piranese / Cryptophonos / MistsGilbert Amy / André Boucourechliev / Philippe Manoury / Iannis Xenakis - Claude Helffer1986Album
UntitledIannis Xenakis, Xenakis Ensemble1986Album
Komboï / Anaphores / Pièces Pour Clavecin & PercussionIannis Xenakis / François-Bernard Mâche / Martial Solal - Elisabeth Chojnacka, Sylvio Gualda1985Album
InterfacesIannis Xenakis / François-Bernard Mâche / Martial Solal / Arthur Honegger, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Claude Debussy1985Album
Berio, Messiaen, Ives, XenakisMaryvonne Le Dizes, Jean-Claude Henriot / Luciano Berio, Olivier Messiaen, Charles Ives, Iannis Xenakis1984Album
Musica Contemporanea (y II)Witold Lutoslawski • György Ligeti • Mauricio Kagel • Luciano Berio • Iannis Xenakis1984Compil.
Contemporary Piano MusicKlára Körmendi - Karlheinz Stockhausen / Durkó Zsolt / Attila Bozay / John Cage / Iannis Xenakis1984Album
Cinq Rechants · O Sacrum Convivium! · NuitsOlivier Messiaen / Iannis Xenakis - Groupe Vocal De France, Michel Tranchant1984Album
Ionización / Antikhthon / Cantéyodjayâ /Sonatas 1-4 Y Primer Interludio Para Piano PreparadoEdgard Varèse / Iannis Xenakis / Olivier Messiaen / John Cage - Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Percussion Ensemble, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Robert Sherlaw Johnson, John Tilbury Directed By William Kraft, Zubin Mehta, Elgar Howarth1984Compil.
ST/4 - Dikhthas - Ikhoor - Embellie - Kottos - Mikka - Mikka SIannis Xenakis, Arditti Quartet1983Album
Cendrées - Jonchaies - Nomos GammaIannis Xenakis - Chorus Of The Gulbenkian Foundation, Orchestre National De France, Michel Tabachnik1983Album
Percussion Vol 2Sylvio Gualda – Iannis Xenakis / Elliott Carter / Nguyen Thiên Dao1978Album
Eonta Herma & EvryaliIannis Xenakis1977Album
Anahit / Mikka / Strung OutGiacinto Scelsi / Iannis Xenakis / Philip Glass - Paul Zukofsky1976Album
Synaphai / Aroura / AntikhthonIannis Xenakis1976Album
Evryali • Herma / Quatre Études De RythmeYuji Takahashi Plays Iannis Xenakis And Olivier Messiaen1976Album
Zeitgenössische CellomusikSiegfried Palm, Aloys Kontarsky - Anton Webern, Iannis Xenakis, Mauricio Kagel, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Krzysztof Penderecki, Earle Brown, Isang Yun1975Album
PersepolisIannis Xenakis1972Album
PersephassaIannis Xenakis Par Les Percussions De Strasbourg1971Album
Cinq Rechants / Nuits / Medea (Excerpt)Olivier Messiaen, Iannis Xenakis1971Album
13e Saison De L'Ensemble Instrumental De Musique Contemporaine De Paris 1971-1972Iannis Xenakis / Luc Ferrari / Edgard Varèse, Ensemble Instrumental de Musique Contemporaine1971Compil.
OresteiaIannis Xenakis1970Album
Space TheatreToru Takemitsu / Yuji Takahashi / Iannis Xenakis1970Album
Electro-Acoustic MusicIannis Xenakis1970Album
New Music For Piano(s)Iannis Xenakis, Roger Reynolds, Yuji Takahashi, Earle Brown1970Album
Akrata / Syzygy / The Dorian Horizon / Canciones A GuiomarIannis Xenakis / David Del Tredici / Toru Takemitsu / Luigi Nono - Richard Dufallo Conducting The Festival Chamber Ensemble, Phyllis Bryn-Julson And Susan Belling1969Album
Akrata, Pithoprakta / Capriccio For Violin & Orchestra, De Natura SonorisIannis Xenakis / Krzysztof Penderecki1969Album
ST 10-1,080262 / Polla Ta Dhina / Akrata / AchorripsisIannis Xenakis, Konstantin Simonovitch1969Album
Medea / Syrmos / PolytopeIannis Xenakis1969Album
UntitledIannis Xenakis1969Album
Atrées / Morsima-Amorsima / ST 4 / Nomos AlphaIannis Xenakis1968Album
Quatuor II / Herma / Archipel 1Betsy Jolas / Iannis Xenakis / André Boucourechliev1968Album
Images Fantastiques (Electronic Experimental Music)Luciano Berio / Bruno Maderna / Luc Ferrari / Iannis Xenakis / François Dufrêne - Jean Baronnet1968Album
5 Rechants / Nuits / Stabat MaterOlivier Messiaen / Iannis Xenakis / Krzysztof Penderecki, Solistes Des Choeurs De l'ORTF Dir. Marcel Couraud1968Album
Orient-Occident / Momenti - Omaggio A Joyce / Continuo / Transition 1Iannis Xenakis / Luciano Berio / Bruno Maderna / Mauricio Kagel1967Compil.
Metastasis / Pithoprakta / EontaIannis Xenakis1966Album
Parle: Par Les Mathématiques Pour Une Musique NouvelleIannis Xenakis1966Single
ST/4 - 1.080262Iannis Xenakis - Le Quatuor Bernède1965Single
Polytope / MedeaIannis Xenakis, Ensemble Ars Nova, Marius Constant1965Single
Anaktoria / Morsima-AmorsimaL'Octuor de Paris Interprète Iannis XenakisAlbum
Terretektorh / Nomos GammaIannis XenakisAlbum
Medea / Orient-Okzident III / Konkret P-H IIIannis XenakisAlbum
Xavier Joaquín Interpreta Obras De Xenakis, Taïra Y Lewin-RichterXavier Joaquín - Iannis Xenakis, Yoshihisa Taïra Y Andrés Lewin-RichterAlbum
Jonchaines / Rain, Steam & Speed / Third Night Journey Under The SeaIannis Xenakis / Douglas Young - Lecestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra / Peter FletcherAlbum
ST 10-1,080262 / Polla Ta Dhina / Akrata / AchorripsisIannis XenakisAlbum
Modern Classics For Small GroupsSergei Prokofiev, Bohuslav Martinů, Iannis XenakisAlbum
Anaktoria - Morsima-Amorsima / Quintette En Sol Mineur / NonettoL'Octuor de Paris Interprète Iannis Xenakis, Sergei Prokofiev, Bohuslav MartinůAlbum
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