Exploring Xenakis: Performance, Practice, Philosophy

School of Music, University of Leeds, Tuesday, 12 September, 2017

registration link; http://music.leeds.ac.uk/events/symposium-exploring-xenakis-performance-practice-philosophy/

Keynote Lectures by Makis Solomos and Benoît Gibson

Provisional Program

9am         Registration

9.30am     Opening and Welcome Address

9.45am

‘Performance in Xenakis’ electroacoustic music.’ Reinhold Friedl (Goldsmiths, University of London)

10.15am

‘Further development of 1950s modernist avant-garde composition in Xenakis’ Metastasis(1954).’ Marlēné Radice (Australia)

10.45am

‘‘Xenakis, not Gounod’: Xenakis, the Avant Garde, and May ’68’. Alannah Halay and Michael D. Atkinson (University of Leeds)

11.15am Coffee break

11.45pm

‘Analysis of the morphological contours of different works of the composer, such as Nomos alpha, Mikka, Dmaathen and Eonta’. Said Athié Bonduki (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

12.15

‘Nomos alpha by Iannis Xenakis: Temporality and Interpretative Space’. Alfia Nakipbekova (University of Leeds)

12.45pm

‘The Berlin sketches and Xenakis’s middle period style’. Dimitris Exarchos (Goldsmiths, University of London)

1.15pm         Lunch

2.15pm

‘Rhythmic practice through Psappha’ – Research statement. Yuko Ohara (Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Japan)

2.30pm

‘IannisXenakis’ Metastasis. Aesthetic Experience and the Importance of Knowledge’. Stefanie Bräuml (University of Music and Arts, Vienna)

3pm

‘Synthesising the Sonority: Stratification of Clusters in Xenakis’s Gmeeoorh (1974).’ Marina Sudo (University of Leuven)

3.30pm

‘The use of unisons in the orchestral music of Xenakis’. Nikos Ioakeim (Netherlands)

4pm ‘Iannis Xenakis and his Music’. Anna Terzaroli (Conservatorio Santa Cecilia, Rome)

4.30pm Coffee break

5pm Keynote Lectures

Makis Solomos

Nomos alpha: compositional theory and practice, remarks on performance.’

Benoît Gibson

‘Interpreting the musical ideas of Iannis Xenakis: from representation to performance.’

6.30 Wine break

7pm Recital

Xenakis Nomos alpha Alfia Nakipbekova

Xenakis Rebonds Damien Harron (Leeds College of Music)

7.30pm

Closing Remarks

Registration Open
Date: September 12th, 2017 | Time: 09:00 — 20:00
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.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, performers and research students to share their research findings and artistic insight with talks, lecture-recitals and performances, addressing a broad range of subjects centering on Xenakis’ Compositional Methods, Philosophy, Aesthetics and Performance. Collaborative presentations with performances are welcome.

Of particular relevance to the Symposium are the questions related to Xenakis’ performance practice.

The subjects of discussion may include, but are 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.

The Program TBA soon. Online registration here: http://store.leeds.ac.uk/product-catalogue/school-of-music/conference-events/symposium-exploring-xenakis-performance-practice-philosophy


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EXPLORING XENAKIS:

Performance, Practice, Philosophy

 Symposium

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

School of Music, University of Leeds, UK

 The key-lecture will be given by Makis Solomos and Benoît Gibson

 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, performers and research students to share their research findings and artistic insight with talks, lecture-recitals and performances, addressing a broad range of subjects centering on Xenakis’ Compositional Methods, Philosophy, Aesthetics and Performance. Collaborative presentations with performances are welcome.

Of particular relevance to the Symposium are the questions related to Xenakis’ performance practice. The subjects of discussion may include, but are 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.

Formats of presentation can be as follows:

Research paper: 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes discussion

Lecture-Recitals: 30 minutes followed by 10 minutes discussion

Research statement – short spoken presentation to report on work in progress: 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes discussion

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

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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