Iannis Xenakis Tribute

Contemporary Music Lab organizes 4 concerts in collaboration with INFLUX-Acousmonium on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 12.00 and 20.30, and on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 18.00 and 20.30 in warehouse A of the port of Thessaloniki, at the Aristotle Museum of Natural History. The concerts take place as part of our the third International Iannis Xenakis composition competition and a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth which is starting in a few weeksThe Belgian ensemble INFLUX-Acousmonium specializes in electroacoustic music of the 20th and 21st century, with particular emphasis on modern 3D sound diffusion techniques. In their concerts at Thessaloniki, they will present works by composers who have worked with Acousmonium, an electro-acoustic opera by ANNETTE VANDE GORNE, director of the ensemble and head of the competition committee, as well as the works that got an award in this year’s competition and of course works of Iannis Xenakis.


Saturday 18 Sept 2021

Concert #1 (12:00 – 13:00)
Delafontaine Sophie – Trouée
Zellal Jean Baptiste – Fracture
Voisard Noé – Minuit
Espejo Santis Leonardo – De Lumine
Wyckmans Marie-Jeanne – Paysages
Anderson Elizabeth – … and Beyond

Concert #2 (20:30 – 22:00)
Vande Gorne Annette – Yawar Fiesta

Sunday 19 Sept 2021

Concert #1 (18:00 – 19:00)
Iannis Xenakis – Concrete Ph
Manuella Blackburn – Microplastics
Gilles Gobeil – Dans l’air du soir
Panayiotis Kokoras – AI Phantasy
Damian Gorandi – …Is coming…
Annette Vande Gorne – Haïkus: Automne

Concert #2 (20:30 – 21:30)
Luis Quintana – Junkyard Construction-Why Stop The Swing
Leah Reid – Reverie
Nikos Kanelakis – Spaces and Places
Thibault Madeline – Le murmure de Bombus
Zach Thomas – branch-splinter-moss
Rocio Cano-Valino – Okno
Iannis Xenakis – Diamorphoses

more info about INFLUX Acousmonium here

Iannis Xenakis Tribute

Dwelling (with) Xenakis

A EUR ArTeC project, with MUSIDANSE and INREV/AIAC, led by Jean-François Jégo and Makis Solomos

On the occasion of Xenakis’ centenary (2022), this project proposes to study how to dwell the complex environments that the composer, architect, multimedia artist and theorist weaves and how these environments help us to dwell the world in a critical way. There are four directions in the project: 1. Interpret/Perform Xenakis: spatialization of a UPIC piece, concert and recording of a mixed piece, study days and training module; 2. Augmented performances on his work for piano; 3. Xenakis 22: International Symposium; 4. Study days accompanying the reconstruction of the Polytope de Cluny at Ircam. For 2023, the virtual reconstruction of the Polytope de Cluny and the architecture of the Diatope is proposed.

In partnership with the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Centre des Arts d’Enghien-les-Bains and many other institutions (Ircam, Planétarium de Paris, Pôle Sup 93, Amis de Xenakis, Kapodistria University of Athens, etc.). With the ensemble Soli Tutti, Pavlos Antoniadis, Frédéric Bevilacqua, Alain Bonardi, Pierre Carré, Victoria Chavez, Ulysse Del Ghingaro, Aurélien Duval, Dimitri Exarchos, Anastasia Georgaki, Paul Goutmann, Elsa Kourtsoglou, Dominique Roland, Luc Verrier, Mâkhi Xenakis…


-March 9 – April 10. Daily screenings of the Voyage absolu des Unari vers Andromède.

-April 19. Concert at university Paris 8.

-May 24-29. Xenakis22: International Symposium, in Athens-Nafplio-Mykines.

-June 11. Study day on the reconstitution of Polytope de Cluny at Ircam.

-November 25. Project of augmented performances (piano) with representation at the CDA of Enghiens-les-Bains and workshops at Ircam. 

Events Les Amis de Xenakis / Friends of Xenakis Association

See here