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Visualizing Sound, Hearing Diagrams: On the Creative Process of Syrmos by Iannis Xenakis

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Besada Portas, José Luis (2020) Visualizing Sound, Hearing Diagrams: On the Creative Process of Syrmos by Iannis Xenakis. In Diagrammatic Representation and Inference: 11th International Conference, Diagrams 2020. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (12169). Springer, Cham, pp. 162-166. ISBN 978-3-030-54248-1

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-54249-8_13



Abstract

A salient feature of Iannis Xenakis’ compositional practices was the use of several concepts and techniques borrowed from architectural design and from scientific fields. He sometimes drew complete graphic scores preluding the transcription of his fair copy of conventional musical notation. I discuss the diagrammatical features of Xenakis’ graphic score for Syrmos: although disparate representations depend on shared image schemata and cross-modal correspondences, their respective compositional logics are dissimilar.


Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Science-based composition, Sketch studies, Cross-modal correspondences, Material anchors, Iannis Xenakis
Subjects:Humanities > Music > Composers
ID Code:63832
Deposited On:17 Feb 2021 09:18
Last Modified:18 Feb 2021 08:39

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