Centre for Russian, East-Central European and Post-Soviet Music Studies

Deadline 15 September 2021


This symposium is aimed at celebrating the work of composer and architect Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) on the centenary of his birth. Xenakis’s work has not ceased to attract the interest of a wide range of artists and researchers. A large body of related work, artistic and academic, has been developing constantly in recent decades, ranging from archival study to artistic reworking of Xenakis’s original ideas. We are putting forward the idea of an interdisciplinary field of Xenakis Studies, in fruitful dialogue with other fields, including those beyond music or architecture themselves. It is our hope that such events as this one will foster a long-term symbiotic relationship between the arts and academic research.


The symposium is organised by:

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Université Paris 8, MUSIDANSE

The Friends of Xenakis Association

The University of the Peloponnese


With the support of:

Lyriki Skini/Greek National Opera

ASKI (Contemporary Social History Archives, Athens)

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

University of Thessaly