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In this landmark book Iannis Xenakis offers a critical self-examination of his theoretical propositions and artistic output of the thirty-five years of his career. It is an essential tool for understanding the man and the thought processes of one of this century’s most important and revolutionary musical figures.
Publisher Richard Masse, Paris, 1963
First published by Indiana University Press, 1971.
Additional material compiled and edited by Sharon Kanach
Publisher Pendragon Press, Stuyvesant/NY, 1992
Contains translations of 6 chapters from the 1963 French edition, 3 chapters and 2 appendices added to the 1971 English edition, and another 4 chapters and 1 appendix added for this edition.
Volume 6 of Harmonologia series
Musiques formelles. Noveaux principes formels de composition musicale (French, 1963, 17 MB, added on 2012-2-17; updated on 2014-2-28), Chapter PDFs (at Iannis-Xenakis.org, added on 2014-11-11)
Formalized Music: Thought and Mathematics in Composition (English, 1971/1992, no OCR; updated on 2012-8-3)