From Xenakis's UPIC to Graphic Notation Today. Iannis Xenakis, Peter Weibel, Ludger Brummer.
From Xenakis's UPIC to Graphic Notation Today
From Xenakis's UPIC to Graphic Notation Today
From Xenakis's UPIC to Graphic Notation Today
From Xenakis's UPIC to Graphic Notation Today
From Xenakis's UPIC to Graphic Notation Today
From Xenakis's UPIC to Graphic Notation Today

From Xenakis's UPIC to Graphic Notation Today

An impressive deep dive into the legacy of the Greek-French composer Iannis Xenakis' innovations in music notation for contemporary composers. Trained in mechanical engineering, Xenakis transformed mathematical models into architectonic musical entities and in the late 1970s developed a digital apparatus that rendered waveforms drawn on a tablet as musical compositions. The device was called UPIC, or Unité Polyagogique Informatique du CEMAMu, named for the French contemporary music research institute that Xenakis had helped found a decade earlier. The device proved to be an essential tool for the development of contemporary music - a version of the software is still used by composers today. Featuring archival materials, the book examines the origins of Xenakis’ UPIC and also serves as a compositional tool: embedded QR codes allow readers to create their own sound-images from UPIC compositions. Item #1238.

Condition: New.

Monograph
Hatje Cantz
6" x 8.5"
672 pages
Hardcover
Berlin: 2020
ISBN: 9783775747417

Price: $55.00