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Pendragon Press is proud to offer this new, revised, and expanded edition of Formalized Music, Iannis Xenakis’s landmark book of Formlized Xenakis’ “Preface to the Second Edition”: James rated it liked it Jan 13, No trivia or quizzes yet.

Nathan rated it it was amazing May 24, Tomek rated it really liked it Oct 20, My critique is the minimalist one, that I would prefer the music to demonstrate simply one mathematical concept in a audible way. The interpreter is a highly conditioned being, so that it is musiv possible to accept the thesis of unconditioned choice, of an interpreter acting like a roulette game.

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Kostas Janus rated it jusic was amazing Oct 18, This edition of Formalized Music is an essential tool for understanding the man and the thought processes of one of this century’s most important and revolutionary musical figures. This book is addressed to a hybrid formallized, but interdisciplinary hybridization frequently produces superb specimens.


The full review can be accessed here: Scott Clabaugh rated it liked it Jun 30, The two infirmities mentioned above are terribly aggravated here. Return to Book Page.

I very much like Xenakis’ music as well as his general philosophy to music. This is much more my approach. This value is written in a grid or matrix at the intersection of the row corresponding to move i of conductor A and the column corresponding to move j of conductor B.

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Lists with This Book. Four hundred loudspeakers, lining the interior of the shell, were required to fill up the space with the sonic scintillations of Concret P-H and to effect a common emanation from architecture and music, conceived as an entity: Charles rated it really liked it Mussic 04, Ciccioragazzi rated it it was amazing Apr 10, As usual, I recommend reading the full thing.

Latin for “out of nothing”] has not used, for want of time or capacity, the most advanced aspects of philosophical and scientific thought. From the point of view of the composer there is no interest. John Fox rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Thus I believe that on this occasion music and architecture found an intimate connection.


The details of performance, with the types of sound, methods of articulation and gesticulation, and above all the markedly “sporting” character of the piece, remained in my mind with the utmost foralized.

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But the escalade is started and others will certainly enlarge and extend the new thesis. Quotes from Formalized Music IMO, Xenakis has upped the ante for human intelligence so high that humanity shd be proud that he even existed.

A major factor in Xenakis’ criticism of other composers’ approaches to games is that his approach specifically references Game Theory in its mathematical purity: