Exploring Xenakis: Performance, Practice, Philosophy



Exploring Xenakis: Performance, Practice, Philosophy

Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 9.30am – 5.30pm.

School of Music, University of Leeds, UK

Call for Proposals

The Symposium will facilitate a forum for discussions related to the rich and complex creative legacy of Iannis Xenakis, one of the most important composers of the second half of the twentieth century.

We invite scholars and performers to share their research findings and artistic insight with talks, lecture-recitals and performances, addressing a broad range of subjects: Xenakis’ Compositional Methods, Philosophy, Aesthetics and Performance.

Collaborative presentations and performances are welcome.

Of particular interest to the Symposium are the questions related to Xenakis’ performance practice. The subjects may include, but not limited to:

interdisciplinary approaches, instrumental techniques, interpretation, notation, physicality of performing, ‘theatricality’, analysis of recordings and issues related to the recording process, memorising Xenakis’ scores.

Research paper: 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes discussion

Lecture-Recitals: 25 minutes followed by 10 minutes discussion

Research statement – short spoken presentation to report on work in progress: 10 minutes followed by 10 minutes discussion

Please send proposals (approx. 300 words) and a short biography to: xenakis01@icloud.com

The key-speakers will be announced shortly.

Selected papers may be published in a volume based on the proceedings of the Symposium.

 The deadline for proposals 30 April 2017. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 15 May 2017.


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