Formalized Music: Thought and Mathematics in Composition

Front Cover
Pendragon Press, 1992 - Mathematics - 387 pages
2 Reviews

 Pendragon Press is proud to offer this new, revised, and expanded edition of Formalized Music, Iannis Xenakis's landmark book of 1971. In addition to three totally new chapters examining recent breakthroughs in music theory, two original computer programs illustrating the actual realization of newly proposed methods of composition, and an appendix of the very latest developments of stochastic synthesis as an invitation to future exploration, Xenakis offers a very critical self-examination of his theoretical propositions and artistic output of the past thirty-five years.

This edition of Formalized Music is an essential tool for understanding the man and the thought processes of one of this century's most important and revolutionary musical figures.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Conclusions and Extensions for Chapters IVI
178
Appendices
323
Bibliography
335
Discography
365
Degrees and Honors
371
Index
383
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Statistics in Musicology
Jan Beran
No preview available - 2003
All Book Search results »

About the author (1992)

 Sharon Kanach, Vice-President of Centre Iannis Xenakis (formerly CCMIX) in France and Founder and President of the Xenakis Project of the Americas of the Brook Center at CUNY, was Xenakis's assistant for two decades.

Bibliographic information