[ 8. Mai 2021 ]

DEGEM News – FWD – Xenakis 22

Von: Karl F via cec
Datum: Wed, 7 Apr 2021
Betreff: Fw: Fwd: Xenakis 22

please find below information for Xenakis 22: Centenary International Symposium. We are looking forward to your submissions! Also please feel free to forward this to your students/friends or anyone who could be interested. It’s going to be a special year for Xenakis so stay tuned!

With Kind Regards

Dimitris Maronidis

Xenakis 22: Centenary International Symposium
24-29 May 2022, Athens & Nafplio, Greece

The symposium is organised by

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Université Paris 8
The Friends of Xenakis Association
The University of the Peloponnese

With the support of

Lyriki Skini/Greek National Opera
Onassis Cultural center
ASKI (Contemporary Social History Archives, Athens)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
University of Thessaly
Call for Submissions
The work of composer and architect Iannis Xenakis spans several fields,
with significant contributions in instrumental composition,
electroacoustic music, music theory, multimedia and site-specific
performances, and architectural design. His vision pertains to topics such
as city planning, studies of morphology, philosophy, or the role of the
arts in relation to the sciences. He was a pioneer interdisciplinary
artist and thinker. The study of his work is relevant and significant for
understanding the history of modern music, art, and architecture, and
their relationship to historical and political events since the second
world war.

In recent decades the study of Xenakis’s work has seen a continuous rise
in performances and recordings by a new generation of musicians and
multimedia artists, as well as by symposia and publications. Moreover,
access to the Xenakis Archives (www.iannis-xenakis.org) has helped to
advance new research even further. We can thus refer to a broad field of
Xenakis Studies that is increasingly in dialogue with fields such as new
media art, sound studies, performance studies, politics, ecology,
parametric design in architecture, or sound art. This field has already
been established in a series of dedicated symposia: Paris 1998, Nice
(France) 2001, Athens 2005, Guelph (Canada) 2006, Cologne 2006, London
2011, Nicosia (Cyprus) 2011, Paris 2012 and 2015, and Leeds (UK) 2017.

The present symposium will accommodate this renewed interest by inviting
musicologists, musicians, architects, specialists of multimedia art, and
artists to celebrate his legacy on the centenary of his birth and to share
their recent or ongoing research on Xenakis. Please note that this call
aims to attract original findings that have not been previously presented

Indicative Topics
Aesthetics, Philosophy, Politics, Ecology
Instrumental music
Electroacoustic and Computer Music
Music theory, analysis
Computational music models
Architecture, Space, Parametric Design
Performance studies
Technology interaction, new media
Polytopes and multimedia
Theatrical Works and Performances
Archival research, genetic criticism
Historical contextualisation
Xenakis’ influence on present-day music and artistic practice
Proposal Submission
Proposals can be in the form of:

Academic Papers
Workshops (including or not public participation)
The symposium’s language is English.

All proposals to be submitted via EasyChair.

Academic Paper Proposals
Stage 1: Short abstract (ca. 500 words) & brief CV (100 words) of main
author(s) by 15th of September 2021

Stage 2: Full-length article (5000 words maximum) by 15th of January 2022
Stage 3: Camera-ready article by 15th of March 2022

Workshop Proposals
Short description (ca. 500 words) & brief CV (100 words) of main author(s)
by 15th of September 2021

All proposals will be judged and reviewed anonymously by the Scientific
and Reviewing Committee of the symposium.