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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. We shall return to this. It is possible to produce ruled surfaces by drawing the glissandi as straight lines. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Each of the conductors gormalized sonic operations against the operations of the other.

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James rated it liked it Jan 13, IMO, Xenakis has upped the ante for human intelligence so high that humanity shd be proud that he even existed. But, no, it only escalates.

Preview — Formalized Music by Iannis Xenakis. Two logical infirmities are apparent which deny them the right to speak of chance on the one hand and “composition” on the other composition in the broad sense, that is: Take the 1st paragraph of this caption for illustration B: Thomas rated it really liked it Oct 26, The two infirmities mentioned above are terribly jusic here. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This time Fogmalized laid everything aside, in the belief that fate had knocked three times, and that it was high time to do what was required of me.

The music I love is all produced by strong personalities, driven by their own personal philosophy. This game, a duelis defined as a two-person zero-sum game. Books by Iannis Xenakis. I very much like Xenakis’ music as well as his general philosophy to music.


Alex rated it liked it Jul 15, Kasper S rated it it was amazing Nov 29, Corey Bertelsen rated it liked it Mar 14, On the following morning I realized that the dream had been repeated yet again. In some of his pieces I hear the general concept being played out: If this bk had gone downhill in intensity from here I might’ve been disappointed.

Fabrizio Gazzola rated it it was amazing Oct 21, 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. In the name of a “scheme” the problem of choice is betrayed, and it is the interpreter who is promoted to the rank msuic composer by the composer himself.

I stress the word ” competitive ” regarding the above formaliezd but not all games are competitive.

Latin for “out of nothing”] has not used, for want of time or capacity, the most advanced aspects of philosophical and scientific thought. The details of performance, with the types of sound, methods of articulation and gesticulation, and above all the markedly “sporting” character of the piece, formaluzed in my mind with the utmost clarity.

John Fox rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Open Preview See a Problem? As for serial composition becoming banal? This is much more my approach. I would like to pose a question: Paperbackpages.

This edition of Formalized Formapized is an essential tool for understanding the man and the thought processes of one of this century’s foemalized important and revolutionary musical figures. But as a composer there are no techniques outlined here that I can use. I indicate the causal chain of ideas which led me to formulate the architecture of the Philips Pavilion from the score of Metastasis ” p 10 Next up in the accompanying music to writing this review is “Kraanerg””S.

The interpreter is a highly conditioned being, so that it is not possible to accept the thesis of unconditioned choice, of an interpreter acting like a roulette game. Now I’m listening to “Orient-Occident” If 10 stars were an available rating, I’d give this an Want to Read saving…. I was still able to remember all the particulars, above all – naturally – the fact that the two cellists were placed near the front of the platform on either side, with the percussion player between them as “umpire”.


Feb 03, Stuart rated it liked it Shelves: As usual, I recommend reading the full thing.

If this sheet of paper is put before an interpreter who is an incomparable expert on Chopin, will the result not be modulated in the style and writing of Chopin in the same way that a performer who is immersed in this style might improvise a Chopin-like cadenza to another composer’s concerto?

George rated it really liked it Mar 03, What wd the similarities be?

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Jon rated it it was amazing Nov 22, This value is written in fofmalized grid or matrix at the intersection of the row corresponding to move i of conductor A and the column corresponding foralized move j of conductor B.

Published January 1st by Pendragon Press first published 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. I’m reminded of when Neely Bruce performed what he announced as a Chopin piece at a friend’s wedding party in or thereabouts.