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Xenakis Centenary

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Iannis Xenakis’s intense creative experimentation is at its most astounding in his work Pour la Paix. Created in response to a commission from Radio France, the composition was one of the few occasions when he used a mixed electroacoustic approach. Inspired by two books by Françoise Xenakis (the composer’s wife) and conceived for four narrators, choir and computerised composition tools (UPIC), it can be presented in four different versions. The most complete version will be performed at Gulbenkian Música, alongside four other pieces by Xenakis, according to an idea outlined by the percussionist Tomás Moital.


Gulbenkian Choir
Tomás Moital Original Concept / Percussion
Francisco Cipriano Percussion
Pedro Tavares Percussion
Pierre Carré Computer Music / Lights Designer
Inês Tavares Lopes Conductor of the Gulbenkian Choir
Noeli Kikuchi, Cire Ndiaye, Tomás Moital and Mavá José Reciters

Iannis Xenakis
Rebonds (A-B)
Voyage absolu des Unari vers Andromède
Pour la Paix II

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