Xenakis: Ensemble Music 3

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Steven Schick conducting the International Contemporary Ensemble. Additional musicians: Tony Arnold, soprano, Joshua Rubin, bass clarinet, Cory Smythe, piano.

Throughout Xenakis's career, and particularly during the twenty-year span covered here, his music was influenced tremendously by aesthetic choices, rather than being governed by architectural or mathematical computations. As the composer himself stated, "What I did was a matter of feeling, rather than a purely logical approach. ... It was the sound itself that absorbed my attention. ... Even if I wrote a predetermined piece, it could have parts that did not follow the exact theoretical path, but which depended more on the acoustical result. This freedom was much more interesting and important for me." - Iannis Xenakis

Xenakis' freedom of expression, his innate musicality, is what emerges above all else on this recording." - from the liner notes by Steven Schick, Benny Sluchin, and Kivie Cahn-Lipman.

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: MOD-CD-261

  • UPC: 764593026129

  • Label: Mode Records

  • Composer: Iannis Xenakis

  • Conductor: Steven Schick

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: International Contemporary Ensemble