Performances of Anaktoria

Music of Today: Iannis Xenakis

Philharmonia Orchestra

18:00, Thursday 13 March 2008
Royal Festival Hall (external link)
Southbank Centre
SE1 8XX London
United Kingdom

Portrait of Iannis Xenakis conducted by Diego Masson (external link) and presented by Julian Anderson (external link).

For all his training as an architect with Le Corbusier, burning intensity is the overriding emotion in Xenakis’s music. Nowhere is this more evident than in Anaktoria, inspired by the ecstatic love hymns of Sappho. Thalleïn does exactly what its Greek title says — it sprouts from initial bursts of sound in numerous unpredictable directions. Admission free.

Iannis Xenakis Anaktoria 196911
Iannis Xenakis Thalleïn 198417

Xenakis Inspires

Ensemble Exposé

Xenakis International Symposium

17:30, Sunday 3 April 2011
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall (external link)
Southbank Centre
SE1 8XX London
United Kingdom

Ensemble Exposé (external link)’s programme pays tribute to the work of Iannis Xenakis, featuring three new works by UK-based composers who acknowledge a direct influence of the composer's music and theories, alongside three of Xenakis’ own most famous works.

Iannis Xenakis Anaktoria 196911
Roger Redgate ST/X-t 2011*8
Iannis Xenakis Akea 198613
Michael Finnissy Talawa 2011*10
Haris Kittos Omadón 2011*8
Iannis Xenakis Palimpsest 197910
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