As part of the commemorations for the centenary of Iannis Xenakis’s birth, Gulbenkian Música will present Polytope 2022, a show that includes a reworking of Polytope de Cluny (1972-74), a revolutionary piece for its proposed dialogue between music, the visual arts and architecture, and a forerunner of multimedia creations. In homage to this work’s 50th anniversary, the musical collective nu/thing and the visual design studio ExeriensS have also developed a new piece based on the same device, ecognizedg on all the tech advances but without betraying the spirit originally defined by Xenakis.
Collectif /nu/thing (Andrea Agostini, Daniele Ghisi, Eric Maestri, Andrea Sarto)
Studio ExperiensS (Thomas Bouaziz)
Pierre Carré – Musical research and reconstitution
Augustin Muller – Musical advisor and sound broadcasting
Polytope de Cluny *
Were You There at the Beginning **
* Portuguese première of the modern reconstitution
** Portuguese premiere
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