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Xenakis: Complete Cello Works

Xenakis / Deforce / Ensemble Musikfabrik / Wood
Release Date: 11/08/2011 
Label:  Aeon   Catalog #: 1109   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Iannis Xenakis
Performer:  Arne DeforceBenjamin DieltjensDaan VandewalleWibert Aerts
Conductor:  James Wood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  musikFabrik
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

'Music is like a crystal ball that is nothing in itself, but in which one can see things.' Not representing the world in music but creating a world: it is the creative act of Iannis Xenakis, 'bringing into being something out of nothing. Engendering the unengendered'. This CD brings together, for the very first time, the complete works that Xenakis composed for solo cello '+ 1'. They illustrate the evolution of a unique compositional trajectory, underpinned by energeia, the active creative force of Greek thought, which shapes a thing up until it happens: a proof of sound force in which energetic currents and dynamic surfaces are confronted. æon hereby continues its collaboration with cellist Arne Deforce whose inspiration and weight Read more of artistic evidence reach new peaks with this disc. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Nomos alpha by Iannis Xenakis
Performer:  Arne Deforce (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965-1966; Paris, France 
Length: 19 Minutes 15 Secs. 
2. Charisma by Iannis Xenakis
Performer:  Benjamin Dieltjens (Clarinet), Arne Deforce (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
3. Kottos by Iannis Xenakis
Performer:  Arne Deforce (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; Paris, France 
Length: 10 Minutes 33 Secs. 
4. Epicycle, for cello & 12 musicians by Iannis Xenakis
Performer:  Arne Deforce (Cello)
Conductor:  James Wood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  musikFabrik
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1989 
Date of Recording: 09/23/2010 
Venue:  Cologne 
Length: 12 Minutes 27 Secs. 
5. Paille in the wind, for cello & piano by Iannis Xenakis
Performer:  Arne Deforce (Cello), Daan Vandewalle (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1992 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
6. Hunem-Iduhey by Iannis Xenakis
Performer:  Wibert Aerts (Violin), Arne Deforce (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
7. Roscobeck by Iannis Xenakis
Performer:  Arne Deforce (Cello)
Length: 7 Minutes 49 Secs. 
8. Dhipli Zyia, for violin & cello by Iannis Xenakis
Performer:  Wibert Aerts (Violin), Arne Deforce (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1952 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Nomos alpha
Charisma
Kottos
Epicycle
Paille in the wind
Hunem-Iduhey
Roscobeck
Dhipli Zyia

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