Iannis Xenakis
Diamorphoses / Concret PH / Orient Occident / Bohor
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2022 repress, 180g vinyl, insert
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1Diamorphoses (1957)7:03
2Concret PH (1958)2:49
3Orient Occident (1961)11:20
4Bohor (1962)21:52

Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) is one of the most important composers of the 20th century avantgarde whose influence on music can be traced to the present day – not only in the world of conservatory-trained composers but also in various streams of current non-academic underground aesthetics such as experimental electronic music, noise and industrial. After he arrived in Paris in 1947, Xenakis not only studied composition with Messian and later became a member of the famous GRM (Groupe de recherches musicales).

His compositions often are based on mathematical principles which give his music an unprecedented aesthetic and “shocking otherness” (The Guardian).