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Concret PH
Iannis Xenakis Lyrics

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For info on the composition and the process behind you can read Xenakis book Formalized Music but in short the composer recorded sounds of burning wood etc then used a process of granular synthesis to create this sounds I hope it helps a bit. cheers!!!!

Maurizio Piras

Yeah, cause you can easily read It lol

Edoardo Maria Bellucci

The piece is dated 1958. The granular synthesis techniques (together with all other digital synthesis techniques) is still so far from being created (first digital implementation will be made from Berry Truax and Curtis Roads around 70s). Xenakis was one of the first composer to think about sounds as big assemblages of small sound-units, but his pieces (especially this one) were not made with the use of granular synthesis.

Isabel Veidt

Sólo por curiosidad se me ocurrió leer sobre la Música Concreta y mencionaban a esta persona. Acabo de oirlo por primera vez y me encanta. Gracias por compartir esto con el.mundo.


Isabel Veidt Con gusto. Gracias por comentar!

No Timput

Xenakis was discredited for the design of the Philips Pavilion for which it was composed for and originally played in as well. Although it was usual for Le Corbusier to take credit for the work of his pupils, Xenakis did not give in and finally parted after too many disagreements. Check any source in literature about the Philips Pavilion or Xeankis, its definitely his composition. Furthermore, a piece as such would not necessarily be Varese's style, which makes it unlikely to be his composition.

Christopher Bryce

Yeah man! I did the same thing. I was fortunate to be working as a "classical music host" for my college radio station (WSVC) and I played pieces like this on my program. "Sweetmeat Cool" had many more listeners than I, ya know what I'm sayin...

Chaim Mendel

Christopher Bryce any recordings? what are some of your favs? also what is sweemeat cool


I really like this piece, thank you for posting it! Could also anyone tell me, what painting this one is? thanks

Wilhelm Matthies

wonderful, early example of ambient sounds from concrete sources, concrete...

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