Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Iannis Xenakis - Pleiades

Xenakis (1922-2001) was a Greek composer, who is generally regarded as one of the leading figures of the 20th century avant-garde in classical music. Personally, my reactions to his music are mixed, but there are some real masterpieces in his oeuvre, in particular Pleiades for six percussionists from 1978. Relevant links below.