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Preview — Formalized Music by Iannis Xenakis. The following is a just a small portion of the complete review.
I'm reminded of when Neely Bruce performed what he announced as a Chopin piece at a friend's wedding party in or thereabouts. Maria Flrmalized rated it it was amazing Mar 31, Each of the conductors directs sonic operations against the operations of the other.
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Thus I believe that on this occasion music and architecture found an intimate connection. The interpreter is a highly conditioned being, so that it is not possible to accept the thesis of unconditioned choice, of an interpreter acting like a roulette game. Want to Read Formalizeed Reading Read.
This book is addressed to a hybrid public, but interdisciplinary hybridization frequently produces superb specimens. IMO, Xenakis has upped formaljzed ante for human intelligence so high that humanity shd be proud that he even existed. Paperbackpages. This is much more my approach.
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: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Joshua Disneyq rated it liked it Jun 02, Two logical infirmities are apparent which deny them the right to speak of chance on the one hand and "composition" on the other composition in the broad sense, that is: This time I laid everything aside, in the belief that fate had knocked three times, and that formalizee was high time to do what was required of me.
Formalized Music: Thought and Mathematics in Composition (Harmonologia Series, #6)
In the case of those many of us for whom the Philips Pavilion that Xenakis designed who's an architect on top of his other talents at the World's Fair is a landmark event in the history of the world, the drawings on pp are worth the price of admission alone In my case the "cost of admission" was free insofar as my friend Unfinished Symphonies gave me this formaalized after he got it at a library sale.
I did not want to give up work on the piece on which I was already engaged in order to bring a dream to realization. This tremendous truth is not made of objects, emotions, or formaliaed it is beyond these, as Beethoven's Seventh Symphony is beyond music.
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If 10 stars were an available rating, I'd give this an Kasper S rated it it was amazing Nov 29, I suspect that the "ou" in the preceding shd be "du" or "de" but I'm quoting verbatim.
If this sheet of paper is put before an interpreter who is an incomparable expert on Chopin, will the result not be modulated in the style and writing of Chopin in the same way that a performer musiv is immersed in this style might improvise a Chopin-like cadenza to another composer's concerto?
If this bk had gone downhill in intensity from here I might've been disappointed. Stefan Lischewski rated it it was amazing Aug 26, The martingale betting at Monte Carlo and the procession of suicides should convince anyone of this. This is the partial score ijrepresenting the payment one conductor gives the other. 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.
The dream has never again been repeated, which is a pity, because I should like to compare it to the finished score. As for serial composition becoming banal?
Quotes from Formalized Music There is thus a substitution of authors.