The Sieves of Iannis Xenakis

Exarchos, Dimitris. 2009. The Sieves of Iannis Xenakis. In: Timour Klouche and Thomas Noll, eds. Mathematics and Computation in Music First International Conference, MCM - Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 419-429. ISBN 978-3-642-04578-3 [Book Section]

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Xenakis’s article’ sieves’ was published in 1990, but the first extended reference to Sieve Theory is found in the final section of ‘Towards a Metamusic’ published 1967. These two writings mark two periods, where there is a progression from the decomposed formula to the simplified one. This progression reflects Xenakis’s aesthetic of sieves as timbres and is here explored under the light of the idea of inner periodicities.

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