Iannis Xenakis Percussion Works

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.
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 - 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 - Works with Piano (2010)  

Posted by basa005 at May 20, 2011
Iannis Xenakis - Works with Piano (2010)

Iannis Xenakis - Works with Piano (2010)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 229 Mb
Classical | mode 217

Iannis Xenakis - Choral Music - James Wood (1997)  

Posted by basa005 at Oct. 26, 2010
Iannis Xenakis - Choral Music - James Wood (1997)

Iannis Xenakis - Choral Music - James Wood (1997)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 228 Mb
Classical | Hyperion CDA66980
Iannis Xenakis - Pléïades - Les Percussions De Strasbourg (1996)

Iannis Xenakis - Pléïades - Les Percussions De Strasbourg (1996)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 141 Mb
Classical | Harmonia Mundi HMA 1905185

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 - Kraanerg (2003)  

Posted by basa005 at May 10, 2010
Iannis Xenakis - Kraanerg (2003)

Iannis Xenakis - Kraanerg (2003)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER+BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 316 Mb
Classical | col legno WWE 1CD 20217

Iannis Xenakis - Ensemble InterContemporain (2000)  

Posted by basa005 at Feb. 22, 2010
Iannis Xenakis - Ensemble InterContemporain (2000)

Iannis Xenakis - Ensemble InterContemporain (2000)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER+BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) |2CD 602 Mb
Classical | Erato 8573-84254-2
Iannis Xenakis - Pleìades - Akira Nishimura - Ketiak (1995)

Iannis Xenakis - Pleìades - Akira Nishimura - Ketiak (1995)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER+BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery)| 206 Mb
Classical | nota 2.13