Thursday, January 14, 2010

Events | NYC, Marrying Space with Time: Iannis Xenakis

New York will host several initiatives presenting the work of Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001), celebrating the unique projects integrating space and time with images and sounds. The first event was the exhibition at the Drawing Center: "Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary will explore the fundamental role of drawing in the work of Greek avant-garde composer Iannis Xenakis . A leading figure in twentieth century music, Xenakis was trained as a civil engineer, then became an architect and developed revolutionary designs while working with Le Corbusier. Comprised of over 60 documents created between 1953 and 1984, this will be the first North American exhibition dedicated to Xenakis’s original works on paper. Included will be rarely-seen hand-rendered scores, architectural drawings, conceptual renderings, pre-compositional sketches, and graphic scores."