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The centenary year of Iannis Xenakis' birth

Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London


Step into the musical world of Iannis Xenakis in his centenary year: a ferociously intellectual world in which the mathematical forces which govern the atoms and elements making up our physical beings also provide the basis for musical form and understanding. Xenakis' joyously visceral aesthetic shocked even the musical avant-garde in the 1950s, and even now comes across as stunningly and unpredictably futuristic, even as its subject matter conjures up ancient gods and monsters.

The London Sinfonietta has long had a close relationship with Xenakis and his music, and with the composers who drew influence from Xenakis' new sonic architecture. This concert is part of the Southbank Centre's Xenakis 100 Day, featuring free talks and performances in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer from 11am. Find out more information and see the schedule for the day

Iannis Xenakis  O-mega
Iannis Xenakis  Palimpsest
Iannis Xenakis  Échange
Iannis Xenakis  Thalleïn

Philip Howard  solo piano
Mark van de Wiel  solo clarinet
Geoffrey Paterson  conductor
London Sinfonietta

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When you're listening to his [Xenakis's] music, you also go out there into the eye of a musical storm that will invigorate, inspire, and awe. Tom Service (The Guardian)
This event is produced by the London Sinfonietta and supported by the Southbank Centre
The work of the London Sinfonietta is supported by Arts Council England and the John Ellerman Foundation

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    Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

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