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Bibliographie analytique réalisée par Makis Solomos.

Varga Bálint A., Conversations with Iannis Xenakis, London, Faber and Faber, 1996, 255p. (previous versions: 1) Beszélgetèsek Iannis Xenakisszal, Budapest, Zenemükiado, 1982 ; 2) Gespräche mit Iannis Xenakis, Atlantis Musikbuch-Verlag, 1995).

The longest interview Xenakis ever granted, in a lively and spontaneous atmosphere. These "conversations" cover two periods: up until 1980 and from 1980 through 1989. They are divided into 20 chapters : "Biography", "Interludium (Confession)", "Roots", "The Compositions — a Preliminary", "Theories — Compositions", "On Space, Ballets, Incidental Music, Vocal Works and Games", "Tape Music : Polytope-Diatope", "EMAMu/CEMAMu", "On Teaching", "On the Role of Art", "On Immortality, Intelligence, Concentration and other Subjects", "Impressions and Comments", "Aïs I", "Aïs II (Cogito ergo sum)", "From Serment to Taurhiphanie", "UPIC", "Theories", "UPIC", "Theories", "Form and Shapes", "Space and Acoustics", "The Composer in Society".

VARGA Bálint A., "Nicht nur von Musik ist die Rede" ("It is not only a question of music" Boosey and Hawkes Verlagsnachrichten n°41, 1982, p. 3-4.

Interviews concerning Xenakis’s first works, later reprinted in the previous volume.

VERMEIL J., "Iannis Xenakis. Compositeur", in Paris création, une Renaissance, Paris, 1984, p. 330-331.

WALTER Edith, "Xenakis et la naissance d'un langage", Harmonie n°33, 1968, p. 18-26.

On Xenakis’s education and on his first works.

WEID Jean-Noël, "Demain, tous les compositeurs seront des cerveaux", Le Monde de la Musique n°42, 1982, p. 66-68.

On conceptual music.

WEID Jean-Noël, "Xenakis. Musique-architecture", Les années 50, Paris, Centre Pompidou, 1988, p. 598-601.

A brief interview on the first Xenakis.

WILHELM Jean-Louis, "Iannis Xenakis", Journal des 12èmes rencontres internationales de musique contemporaine. Metz, 17-20/11/1983, Metz, Centre européen pour la recherche musicale, 1983.

"Xenakis : aspirer à quelque chose de total", La Quinzaine Littéraire n° spécial 284, 1978, p. 11-12.

A few general words.

YOKEN David, "An Interview with Iannis Xenakis", Percussive Notes n°XXVIII/3, 1990, p. 53.

A few words on the percussion works.

"Z Xenakisem w Kazimierzu" ("Xenakis in Kazimierz"), Ruch Muzyczny vol.28 n°23, 1984, p. 21.

ZAPLITNY Michael, "Conversation with Iannis Xenakis", Perspectives of New Music vol.14 n°1, 1975, p. 86-103.

A long interview concentrating mainly on the first edition of Formalized Music.

Ζερβου Ιωαννα, " ιαννησ ξενακησ. Gigantomachia περί την ουσίαν " (Iannis Xenakis. Combat of Titans about essence), Σημα n°7, Athens, 1992, p. 38.

A few miscellaneous questions.

 
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