Polytope 2022

Centenário Xenakis

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/nu/thing (Andrea Agostini, Daniele Ghisi, Eric Maestri, Andrea Sarto)
ExperiensS (Thomas Bouaziz)

Pierre Carré – Musical research and reconstitution
Augustin MullerMusical advisor and sound broadcasting

Iannis Xenakis
Polytope de Cluny *

Were You There at the Beginning **


* Portuguese premiere of the modern reconstitution

** Portuguese premiere


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As part of the commemorations for the centenary of Iannis Xenakis’ 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 ExperiensS have also developed a new piece based on the same device, recognized on all the tech advances but without betraying the spirit originally defined by Xenakis.


Main Sponsor Gulbenkian Music


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