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Buildings with ties to Xenakis
July 28, 2012 1:56 PM   Subscribe

Please name some architects who are affiliated with (or who were directly/indirectly influenced by) Iannis Xenakis and/or his musical ideas (composition based on mathematical principles, stochastic methods, etc).

Bonus points if you can help me to know more about some of their buildings. Double bonus points for info about those buildings which would serve as excellent venues for a concert of Xenakis' music.

FWIW, I know a bit about the Couvent de La Tourette, and could probably stand to read up on Le Corbusier in general (although his work seems not to have the same preoccupations as Xenakis' music).

Thanks for the help!
posted by sleevener to Media & Arts (1 answer total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Le Corbusier collaborated with Xenakis on the Phillips Pavilion at the 1958 World’s Fair in Brussels. It is said that Le Corbusier let his young assistant, Xenakis, do all of the design. The base of the structure is supposed to be in the shape of a cow's stomach, not a mathematical entity.

The music for this was Edgar Varese's Poeme Electronique. There is associated animation.

Sorry no links, but look those up.
posted by StickyCarpet at 9:11 PM on July 28, 2012


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