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A partnership has developed over the past several years between the University of Rouen, the GRHis Research Lab of the University of Rouen, the Centre Iannis Xenakis and the Ecole nationale supérieure d'architecture de Normandie, as several conferences, exhibitions and concerts can attest.
Therefore it seemed only natural for us to co-publish a frist collective work devoted to "Xenakis and the arts."
Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001), the quintessential polymath, never - in fact - acted as a only musician or as only an architect. In fact, he fully played out his own model of "artist-conceptor", inspired both by science and the arts.
In short, like the works and thinking of Iannis Xenakis, the philosophy of this book invites a permanent forum. Having at heart to speak to the careful reading of multiple materials bequeathed to CIX (articles, drawings, correspondence, scores, tapes, photographs, discography, video recordings ...), this is exercised de facto through the interdisciplinary plurality of his own original ideas.
Scientific direction: Pierre Albert Castanet, Sharon Kanach
Editorial design: Jean Louis Villeval
Graphic design and production: Visual Volume / Cyril Cohen
Editions point of views. October 2014
200 pages, Format15x21cm, Price € 15
Publication in the prestigious British journal Organised Sound in August 2013 of a feature article on the UPIC by Rodolphe Bourotte and Cyrille Delhaye: « Learn to Think for Yourself: Impelled by the UPIC to open new ways of composing »
Organised Sound / Volume 18 / Special Issue 02 / August 2013, pp 134-145. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1355771813000058 (About DOI), Published online: 11 July 2013