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META-XENAKIS. IANNIS XENAKIS AND ALGORITHMIC MUSIC

  • 31

May

19:00

LECTURE BY BILL MANARIS, PH.D., PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, DIRECTOR OF COMPUTING IN THE ARTS, COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, USA 

Description: 

Iannis Xenakis and Algorithmic Music
Xenakis was a pioneer in algorithmic composition of music and art. He combined architecture, mathematics, music, and performance art to create Avant-garde compositions and performances that could not have been possible without his deep understanding of algorithms, mathematics, and his use of controlled randomness, i.e., stochastic processes. This talk will sample some of Xenakis’ works in algorithmic and stochastic music, such as Concrete PH, Metastasis, and UPIC, and explore the types of music that Xenakis would be writing today having access to today’s modern technology of smartphones and computing devices.

Lecture's language: Greek

 

Bill Manaris is a computer science researcher, educator, and musician. He is Professor of Computer Science, and Director of the Computing in the Arts program, at the College of Charleston, USA. He works in the intersection of computer science (including artificial intelligence, big data, and human computer interaction) with computer music and art. His lab explores interaction design, modeling of aesthetics and creativity, sound spatialization, and telematics. With his students, he designs systems for computer-aided analysis, composition, and performance in music and art. For more information, see http://manaris.org.

Venue: 
Multipurpose Room
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Cost: 
Free entrance with electronic entrance tickets