X100 Festival Honors Xenakis in November

Source: Berlin Atonal.

Fri 18th Nov DAY 01

Moritz von Oswald presents Metameric 1.2
Iancu Dumitrescu’s Hyperion Ensemble
Kali Malone presents Living Torch
Okkyung Lee
Marcus Schmickler presents Particle/Matter-Wave/Energy
Ana Maria Avram’s ‘Nouvel Archae’ by Diana Miron
DJ Marcelle
Marylou

XENAKIS PIECES THAT WILL BE FEATURED
Persepolis (1971)
Mists (1980, piano)
Evryali (1973, piano)
Rebonds (1989, percussion)

Sat 19th Nov DAY 02

Pan Daijing
LABOUR presents sungazing
Dreamcrusher
Haswell & Hecker
UPIC Diffusion Session # 23
Emma dj
ZULI

XENAKIS PIECES THAT WILL BE FEATURED
Concret PH (1958)
La Légende d’Eer (1977)
Mikka (1971, violin)
Dikhthas (1979, violin and piano)

Sun 20th Nov DAY 03

Puce Mary (with Bill Kouligas and special guests) presents Ride of Discord
Lee Gamble
Rashad Becker
Valentina Magaletti
Sergio Luque

XENAKIS PIECES THAT WILL BE FEATURED
Hibiki-hana-ma (1969)
GENDY3 (1991)
Mycenae Alpha (1978)
S.709 (1994)
Ohko (1989, percussion)
Pléïades (1979, percussion)
Nuits (1968, vocal ensemble)

DAY 03 TICKETS
X100 is a new one-off festival that celebrates and contextualises the legacy of Iannis Xenakis (1922 – 1997). Xenakis’ pioneering work initialised techniques and directions that continue to inspire a variety of disciplines from architecture and drawing to music theory and light design. But a hundred years after he was born, the continuing presence of this great composer is felt most strongly in the thriving and overlapping tradition(s) of experimental electronic music – the world in which Berlin Atonal operates. The sonic world of Xenakis, this once musical outsider, used formidable musical techniques such as arborescences, stochastic synthesis, and proto-granular synthesis in service of high-impact musical events, sensorial immersion, spectacle and noise. Contextualised here amongst diverse practices and trends within contemporary electronic music, the music of this prolific utopianist continues to not only challenge modes of temporal existence, but of how music can be imagined and shared.