Description - Xenakis by James Harley
For over forty years Iannis Xenakis has been one of the major figures in contemporary music. In all that time, there has not been a study of his music published in English. This volume leads the reader along the trajectory of Xenakis's compositional development, presenting the works together with the technical and conceptual innovations he has introduced along the way.
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Author Biography - James Harley
James Harley, Canadian composer, writer, and educator, has written widely on contemporary music. His articles and reviews have also appeared in The Musical Times, Musicworks, Muzyka, Sonances, Leonardo, and TEMPO. He studied under Xenakis at the Universite de Paris and carried out an extended residency at Centre d'Etudes Mathematiques et Automatique Musicales (CEMAMu), where he completed two compositions using the UPIC, Xenakis's computer music system based on a graphic-design approach to synthesis.