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May 2022

6 : Maison de la Radio : Philharmonic Orchestra Philharmonique Radio France. Piano : Nicolas Hodges, piano. Direction : Pascal Rophé.  Kekrops/ Nekuïa

7 : Maison de la Radio
– 18h : Paris percussion Group: Persephassa
– 20h : Percussions from Orchestre Nationale de France.
Percussion : Florent Jodelet. Harpsichord : Maude Gratton  Komboï/Pleïades

8: Radio France; Percussions: Rebonds A and B, Psappha, Okho, Persephassa

12 : Study day in tribute to Iannis Xenakis organised by le Centre d’analyse et de mathématique sociales in Paris.
It will focus on Xenakis, mathematics and informatics. All day long, there will be talks with various and qualitative guests. The study day will be in French language.
More infos (french website).

24-29: Xenakis 22: Centenary International Symposium, organized by the University of Athens, the University Paris 8 and Les Amis de Xenakis, in collaboration with ASKI, National Opera of Greece, Onassis Stegi, etc. Symposium and concerts: see official website https://xenakis2022.uoa.gr/

28-29 : Xenakis Tage Zürcich : Two Xenakis concerts in Zürich, for two days, in two different places. https://xenakistagezuerich.ch/

28-30 : Xenakis festival X³ : Three Xenakis concerts in Berlin. Abstract ballet Kraanerg, Oresteia. More information.

29: music & maths – Xenakis 100 in Birmingan. In celebration of revolutionary composer Iannis Xenakis’s centenary, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group have created a festival for all senses, with partners from Sound and Music, University of Birmingham, and PRiSM (Royal Northern College of Music)
https://www.bcmg.org.uk/Event/music-maths

29: ST/48 Played in Mexico
https://www.iannis-xenakis.org/en/st-48-by-xenakis-played-in-mexico-on-may-29th/

June 2022

2-5 : Xenakis 100- Festival in Helsinki, Finland.
Pléïades, Rebonds, Zythos, Persephassa. From Thursday to Sunday.
https://www.tanssintalo.fi/en/performances/xenakis100-festivaali

18 : Festwochen Day and evening in tribute to Xenakis in Vienna. Lectures and workshop. In the evening concert with electroacoustic music by Iannis Xenakis and other musicians inspired by him
https://www.festwochen.at/en/we-bear-the-light-of-the-earth

21 juin – 2 juillet : Reconstitution of Polytope de Cluny, a shown son & lumière made by Xenakis in 1972-1974, reconstitued in Paris, Ircam.
https://manifeste.ircam.fr/agenda/polytopes/detail/

September 2022

Grande Auditorio du Centro Cultural de Belém. Concert Pedro Carneiro: Pléïades

December 2022

Faculté de musique de l’université de Montréal, SMCQ : weekend with symposium and concerts

Past events

December 2021

11-12: Philharmonie de Paris; week-end dedicated to the Greek revolution (1821): Tetras and works by Greek composers.

February 2022

8 : Opening of the great exhibition at the Philharmonie de Paris “Révolutions Xenakis”.

The exhibition, which is intended for a wide audience and not only for specialists in contemporary music, aims to put Xenakis’ production into perspective, in his personal history as well as in his visual, literary and musical culture. It also wishes to place the composer in his time and to give an account of the political and cultural movements that have helped define him.

  • 20 musical and architectural opuses, sound installations
  • Numerous original and archival documents: photographs, models, scores and personal documents…

Curators of the exhibition: Mâkhi Xenakis & Thierry Maniguet
Scenography of the exhibition: Jean-Michel Wilmotte

Exhibition from February 8, 2022 to July 10, 2022.
Tickets here.

24-25 & 27 : Three concerts in Tokyo where the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra will play. Three days, three different places in the city but the same œuvre of Xenakis : “Keqrops“- Κεqροψ (Κέκρωψ) for piano and orchestra (1986).
The music of Edward Elgar et Shostakovich will be played as well.

Conductor: Michiyoshi Inoue
Piano: Hiroaki Ooi

March 2022

16-20: Philharmonie de Paris; Xenakis festival

  • 17: Stefanos Thomopoulos recital: Herma, Evryali, Mists and Debussy
  • 18: Ensemble InterContemporain and CNSMP orchestra: Nomos gamma, Terretektorh
  • 19: Gmeeoorh, Nuits
  • 19: Percussions de Strasbourg: Persephassa, Pléïades

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16-20: Amis de Xenakis, Université Paris 8, CNSMP, CRR 93. Symposium on Performing Xenakis

26: Antikhthon by Xenakis and Bach played at the Orchestre National de Lyon on March 26, 2022
Conductor: Pierre-André Valade
Piano : Vanessa Benelli-Mosell
Orchestra : Orchestre National de Lyon

Tickets and information to get here.

April 2022

Ist : Orient-Occident played in acousmatic in The Hague

All concerts will start at 19:30 sharp, doors open at 19:15. Spuiplein 150
2511 DG The Hague

Entrance and a drink during the intermission are free.
www.sonology.org
www.koncon.nl

8-9-10 : Concert in Hamburg : Postbank Percussion Project

Persephassa, Psappha, Rebond A und B

Music: Prof. Cornelia Monske – University for Music and Theatr
Installation: Prof. Lothar Eckhardt, Tina Bremer, Sylvia Soggia – HafenCity University
Dance: THE CURRENT DANCE COLLECTIVE et Erika Klütz School for Theatr Dance and Dance
Education Head : Suse Tietjen


April 8th | 7 pm
April 9th | 7 pm
April 10th | 6 pm
Tickets and informations.

12 : Concert at Bâle/Basel, Hochschule für Musik FHNW, Grosser Saal der Musik-Akademie Basel at 8pm.

Xenakis : viele Schlagzeugklänge zu seinem hundertsten Geburtstag
Repertoire: Persephassa (1969), Pléïades (1978), Okho (1989), Zythos (1997)
Concept and direction: Christian Dierstein and Ronan Gil de Morais
Students of Hochschule für Musik FHNW
Trombone: Adrián Albaladejo Díaz

19 : Concert at Université de Paris 8, room X at 7am :
Xenakis œuvres:
Iannis Xenakis : Pour la Paix (for narrators, chorus and UPIC tape)
Voyage absolu des Unari vers Andromède (UPIC tape)
Nuits (12 voices a cappella)
Dmaathen (oboes and percussion)
Paille in the wind (cello and piano)

Vocal Group Soli Tutti, Direction Denis Gautheyrie
Spatialisation Paul Goutmann
Students of University de Paris 8