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Xenakis: His Life in Music


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Preface to the Paperback Edition Preface Acknowledgments 1. The Outsider 2. From the Personal to the Individual 3. From Architecture to Algorithm 4. The Voice, the Stage, and a New Conception of Time 5. Arborescences, Random Walks, and Cosmic Conceptions 6. Sieves, Ensembles, and Thoughts of Death 7. Melody, Harmonic Color, and Nonlinear Form 8. The Late Works: Abstraction and Intensity Epilogue Notes Bibliography Index .

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James Harley, Canadian composer, writer, and educator, has written widely on contemporary music. His articles and reviews have also appeared in The Musical Times, Musicworks, Muzyka, Sonances, Leonardo, and TEMPO. He studied under Xenakis at the Universite de Paris and carried out an extended residency at Centre d'Etudes Mathematiques et Automatique Musicales (CEMAMu), where he completed two compositions using the UPIC, Xenakis's computer music system based on a graphic-design approach to synthesis.

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