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Iannis Xenakis

Electronic Works 2

Label: Mode

Format: CD

Genre: Electronic

In stock


"Featured pieces" "Polytope de Cluny" (1972, for 8-channel tape); "Hibiki hana ma" (1969-70, for 16-channel tape); "Fer Chaud" (1957, original film soundtrack). "Mode continues its Iannis Xenakis Edition with the second volume dedicated to his electronic works, again restored from the best quality source materials. New high-resolution transfers were made of 'Polytope de Cluny' from the original analog master tapes. 'Hibiki hana ma' has been restored from the existing digital masters. 'Hibiki hana ma' was created for the Expo 1970 World's Fair in Osaka, Japan, where it was experienced by thousands. It was designed to be played on a tape loop in a hall which boasted state-of-the-art acoustic equipment, with some 700 speakers scattered under the floor plus 128 surface and suspended speakers symmetrically distributed throughout the pavilion's amphitheater. Both works have been remixed to stereo by Gerard Pape, who worked closely with the composer as the former director of Xenakis' CCMIX studio in Paris. The experimental film Fer Chaud (1957), directed by Jacques Brissot and Nicolas Schoeffer, focused on the work of Op-Art artist Victor Vasarely. It featured a musical score for ensemble by Xenakis. This score is unique to the film and has never been published elsewhere. It has been carefully remastered from the film soundtrack and presented here." Also to be released on DVD-audio format.

Cat. number: mode 203
Year: 2008