As we celebrate the centenary of the birth of the great composer Iannis Xenakis, an exhibition traces his work and allows visitors to immerse themselves in his music.
The artist’s many facets
On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the Greek composer Iannis Xenakis, the Philharmonie de Paris honors his multiple personality, through an exhibition alternating monumental masterpieces, intimate pieces and little-known pages. The Révolutions Xenakis retrospective celebrates the many facets of one of the most prolific artists of the second half of the 20th century. At the same time composer, architect, engineer, passionate about mathematics and computer science, he has done pioneering work in many fields such as music.
A greek in Paris
A lover of Greek Antiquity, the light and sound shows of this complete artist have conquered a large audience and the vitality of his catalog, rich in nearly 150 opuses, has never wavered. At the Music Museum, you will dive into the personal archives of the Xenakis family and thereby into the heart of the reactor of Xenakian creation. By discovering nearly 20 musical and architectural opuses and 220 original archival documents from the Xenakis private collection (photographs, models, scores), the fabulous and difficult adventure that the artist’s life represented will no longer have any secrets for you ! A beautiful tribute for this artist who lived in Paris, A commemorative plaque is also placed at 9, rue Chaptal, in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, where he lived from 1970 and where he died in 2001. It also mentions that he worked from 1960 in a studio at 17, rue Victor-Massé, located in the same arrondissement.
221, Avenue Jean-Jaures
75019 PARIS 19