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Xenakis: Ensemble Music 3

Schick / International Contemporary Ensemble
Release Date: 11/05/2013 
Label:  Mode   Catalog #: 261   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Iannis Xenakis
Conductor:  Steven Schick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Contemporary Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Steven Schick conducting the International Contemporary Ensemble. Additional musicians: Tony Arnold, soprano, Joshua Rubin, bass clarinet, Cory Smythe, piano.

Throughout Xenakis's career, and particularly during the twenty-year span covered here, his music was influenced tremendously by aesthetic choices, rather than being governed by architectural or mathematical computations. As the composer himself stated, "What I did was a matter of feeling, rather than a purely logical approach. ... It was the sound itself that absorbed my attention. ... Even if I wrote a predetermined piece, it could have parts that did not follow the exact theoretical path, but which depended more on the acoustical result. This freedom was much
Read more more interesting and important for me." - Iannis Xenakis

Xenakis' freedom of expression, his innate musicality, is what emerges above all else on this recording." - from the liner notes by Steven Schick, Benny Sluchin, and Kivie Cahn-Lipman. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Thalleïn by Iannis Xenakis
Conductor:  Steven Schick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Contemporary Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; Paris, France 
2. Palimpsest by Iannis Xenakis
Conductor:  Steven Schick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Contemporary Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; Paris, France 
3. Echange by Iannis Xenakis
Conductor:  Steven Schick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Contemporary Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; Paris, France 
4. Akanthos by Iannis Xenakis
Conductor:  Steven Schick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Contemporary Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; Paris, France 
5. Zythos by Iannis Xenakis
Conductor:  Steven Schick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Contemporary Ensemble
6. O-Mega by Iannis Xenakis
Conductor:  Steven Schick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Contemporary Ensemble

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