Polytope d’Athènes

The last proposal for a new Polytope in Athens will symbolically close this great creative journey. In 1984, at the initiative of the Greek Minister of Culture Melina Merkouri, the member states of the European Union adopted the idea of “Cultural Capital of Europe” and the first edition took place in Athens the following year. Within this great annual festival and at the time of the celebration of the European Music Day (June 21, 1985) and the summer solstice, Xenakis proposes a light and sound show, lasting 85 minutes, which takes place on the Attica landscape. The scenario is pharaonic: see the downloadable text below (French).