Iannis Xenakis Pleiades

Kuniko Kato - Iannis Xenakis: Pleiades / Rebonds (2015) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Kuniko Kato - Iannis Xenakis: Pléïades / Rebonds (2015)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 59:21 minutes | Scans included | 3,32 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 991 MB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Linn Records # CKD 495

KUNIKO's much-anticipated third studio recording features the works of Iannis Xenakis, whose work has had a huge impact within the world of music, and in particular on percussion repertoire. Full of challenges, from the pioneering mathematical influences, to unusual notation and virtuosic performance requirements, many classify Xenakis' compositions as unplayable, but KUNIKO's unrivalled prowess sees her perfectly realise the composer's vision. KUNIKO gave the world premiere of Project IX at the Japan Society in New York in 2014. Pléiades explores a rich variety of percussive sounds and textures; marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, xylo-marimba and drums create a sound world of rhythmic complexity and vibrant colours. Uniquely, Pléiades also requires a SIXXEN, an instrument designed by Xenakis and customised by KUNIKO, who hand-selected 120 metal bars to craft the perfect sound.

Iannis Xenakis: Pleiades · Psappha (1990)  

Posted by peachfuzz at July 31, 2009
Iannis Xenakis: Pleiades · Psappha (1990)

Iannis Xenakis - Pleiades · Psappha (The Kroumata Percussion Ensemble)
Classical | EAC (APE, CUE & NO LOG) | 205 MB

Arditti String Quartet, Claude Helffer - Iannis Xenakis: Chamber Music 1955-1990 (2003) 2CDs

Arditti String Quartet, Claude Helffer - Iannis Xenakis: Chamber Music 1955-1990 (2003) 2CDs
EAC | Tracks | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 774 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 371 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Montaigne/Naive | # MO 782137 | Time: 02:32:14

This ambitious and beautifully produced two-CD set includes nearly all of Iannis Xenakis' chamber music for strings, piano, and strings and piano combined. Chamber music constituted a small part of the composer's output, since large ensembles and large forms were vehicles more commensurate with the aesthetic of his monumental, granitic music. There are no small pieces here, though; in each of these works, ranging from solos to a quintet for piano and strings, Xenakis was able to express his uncompromising vision no less ferociously than in his orchestral works. While all of the pieces have an elemental character, many with a visceral punch, the actual sound of the music is surprisingly varied, and the individual works have distinctive and individual characters. In spite of the weightiness and rigor of the music, the tone is not necessarily heavy, and some pieces, like Evryali for piano and Dikhthas for violin and piano, have moments of what could almost be described as whimsicality.
Iannis Xenakis - Alpha & Omega (2011) [4CD Set] {Universal Music France}

Iannis Xenakis - Alpha & Omega (2011) [4CD Set] {Universal Music France}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.36 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 693 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 146 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011 Universal Music France / Accord / Decca | ACCORD 4804904
Classical / Avant-Garde / Modern Classical / Experimental

Universal Music pays tribute to the composer with this keenly priced 4 CD set. Most of the recordings found here are making a comeback to the catalogue, some are first time onto CD. Ten years after his death, the innovativeness of his music has lost none of its force and clearly marks him out as an essential composer of our time. “this is an extraordinary collection of pieces; several of which are among the most ear-stretchingly dissonant, exciting and uncompromising you’ll ever hear…And however hard it is to pin down exactly why, Xenakis’s wildest outbursts always sound controlled, cunningly organised…None of this music is easy listening, but it’s impossible not to be impressed by such craggy, exhilarating physicality.”

Iannis Xenakis: Kraanerg / Woodward  

Posted by denegado at May 15, 2010
Iannis Xenakis: Kraanerg / Woodward

Iannis Xenakis - Kraanerg
Classical - Contemporary | EAC = APE + CUE (NO LOG) | Covers | 234 MB

Classical Records of the Year – The Sunday Times, 17 December 1989
A stringent and sustained electro-acoustical experience is to be had from Iannis Xenakis’s magnum opos Kraanerg (70 mins long) as recorded on Etcetera by the Alpha Centauri Ensemble and Roger Woodward…..
The Times, Saturday November 1, 1989
…The music has ‘active energy in abundance. … The performance is dazzling, and I come firmly into the ‘bowled over’ rather than ‘baffled’ category… A.W…..
Diapason-Harmonie, Decembre 1989, Les Nouvelles
Rating 8 TTTT
Une très belle interprétation, vigoureuse et sanguine, résultant de vingt-trois exécutions de la version ballet par la Sydney Dance Company et l’Alpha Centauri Ensemble sous la direction inspirée de Roger Woodward…… read more
Sydney Morning Herald, 17 January 1990, Roger Covell: Caution : 70 minutes of untamed music…
Iannis Xenakis - Music for Keyboard instruments (2008) UPDATED

Iannis Xenakis - Music for Keyboard instruments (2008)
Daniel Grossmann, MIDI programming
Avant-Garde | EAC Rip (ape, cue, log) | 7-zip | 270 MB | RS.com
Label: NEOS | Cat. Num.: 10707 | CD 55:30 | Complete Scans

This is the first recording of Xenakis' music for keyboard instruments realised by computer - unplayable by human hands!
(from the attached booklet)

Iannis Xenakis - Music for Strings (mode 152 - 2005)  

Posted by ooliver at March 10, 2009
Iannis Xenakis - Music for Strings (mode 152 - 2005)

Iannis Xenakis - Music for Strings (2005)
Ensemble Resonanz - Johannes Kalitzke, conductor
Avant-Garde | EAC Rip (ape, cue, log) | 7-zip | 250 MB | RS.com
Mode Records - mode 152 | CD 57:28 | Complete Scans

"I like the organ — but I have a particular flair for string instruments." Anyone who has a slight acquaintance with Iannis Xenakis's music will suspect that his liking for string instruments does not derive from early childhood memories or some other sentimental origin. The technical characteristics and sonorities of string instruments are so much part of his soundworld that we may well wonder if it did not actually develop out of string sound in the first place.
- Michael Struck-Schloen (from the attached booklet)
Iannis Xenakis: Chamber Music 1955-1990 (Arditti Quartet Edition 13-14) (1994, r2003)

Iannis Xenakis - Chamber Music 1955-1990 (Arditti Quartet Edition 13-14) (1994, r2003)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 627 MB

As an architect and mathematician, Iannis Xenakis brings an unusual eye to bear on his compositional ear. He rejected twelve-tone composition decades ago, instead pushing the envelope further on determinate numbers and sounds and generating a broader palette of available sounds. Graphical notation has been one of Xenakis's chief means of expression, allowing him to script sharply sliding glissandi and what he calls non-octave scales. This 2-CD set collects three string quartets and the busy, aching Akea, Xenakis's quintet for piano and strings. The unsurpassed Arditti String Quartet plays the ensemble pieces, and then farms out constituent members to play the solo and duo pieces. Pianist Claude Helffer creates pointed havoc on his three solo appearances, offering spare tones and dense steam alike. When playing with the Ardittis, Helffer makes himself central to the hard punch and slightly mad—extremely unconventional drama.
—Amazon.com

Iannis Xenakis - La Légende d'Eer  

Posted by Ba$HoK84 at Nov. 15, 2008
Iannis Xenakis - La Légende d'Eer

Iannis Xenakis - La Légende d'Eer
Electronica | DVD-9 | 5,94 GB
Iannis Xenakis [1922-2001] - Dmaathen, Eonta, Epeï, et al (2005) [reloaded]

Iannis Xenakis [1922-2001] - Dmaathen, Eonta, Epeï, et al (2005)
Contemporary | EAC (ape + cue) | booklet + artworks | 340MB | RS
Members of Xenakis Ensemble conducted by Peter Eõtvõs

It's true that Xenakis' music has a completely unique, totally new expressiveness. It is essentially music that no longer concentrates so heavily on the individual aspect of the masses - in other words, it is truly 20th-century music. In contrast to many of his avant-garde colleagues who, according to Xenakis are still living in the 19th century, Xenakis is an authentic contemporary figure.
from the CD booklet