I studied Iannis Xenakis, Pithoprakta (–56) and Metastaseis (). Iannis Xenakis is a Greek and French composer, music theorist. Pithoprakta. Duration: 10′. Composition dates: Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes. Effectif: Pour 49 musiciens: 2trbT, perc, crd (). Creation. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Xenakis* – Metastasis / Pithoprakta / Eonta at Discogs. Complete your Xenakis* collection.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Following his architecture work, Xenakis composed works that utilized mathematical and scientific concepts such as architecture, game theory, set theory, and stochastic processes. Notify me of new comments via email.


Living Electronic Musicp. The lines drawn between the plot points were, xnakis, represented by the instruments playing glissandi between the indicatedfrequencies. Feb was a Greek-French composer and architect. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

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‘Pithoprakta’ by Iannis Xenakis

By xena,is this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This was an early example of sonification, in which data is mapped to sonic parameters to be heard rather than read.


Figure 2 shows the same section from Figure 1, in musical notation. Anastasia Georgaki and Makis Solomos Athens: The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Musicp. This piece was made into a ballet by George BalanchineMetastaseis and Pithopraktaalong with the ianniss Metastaseis.

Examples include bacterial growth patterns, electrical current fluctuation, and—in the case of Pithoprakta —the movement of particles within a fluid. The National and Kapodistrian University,— In Pithoprakta Xenakis uses a specific mathematical process to determine the resulting notes. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Stochastic processes are those which have a random probability distribution that may be analyzed statistically, but never predicted precisely.

Views Read Edit View history. You are commenting using your WordPress. In PithopraktaXenakis divides the work into sections each with their own temperature and pressure parameters and calculates the velocity ranges of theoretical particles, according to the Maxwell-Boltzmann law.

Pithoprakta Catalogue of works – Iannis Xenakis

His Life in Musicp. Thought and Mathematics in Composition A typical performance of the piece lasts about 10 minutes.


An example of this can be seen in Figure 1. He graphed these calculations with the vertical axis representing the speed of the particle and the horizontal axis representing time. Brownian motion is a four-dimensional phenomenon three spacial dimensions and timeand Xenakis created the score by first creating a two-dimensional graph, necessitating some simplifications.

Before starting at the university, Xenakis was enlisted in the Greco-Italian war in Skip to content Iannis Xenakis b.

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The word Pithoprakta translates to “actions through probability”. To construct the seething movement of the piece, he governed the ‘molecules’ according to a coherent sequence of imaginary temperatures and pressures. These xenakjs differ based on the temperature and pressure of the gas.