CFP : META-XENAKIS: the Global Symposium

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Date(s) - 02/05/2022
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September 30 – October 1, 2022

Faithful to the Meta – Xenakis team’s ambition to celebrate not only Iannis Xenakis and his work but also his artistic and philosophical legacy, our Symposium will be a global marathon over 41 hours, spanning three continents and five countries. (Forever an athlete, Xenakis taught us all, through his example, the value of surpassing oneself!) Each country will host an 8-hour hybrid, live-streamed session (with a 1-hour intermission between sessions 2 and 3).

Musicians, scholars, artists, architects, mathematicians, and philosophers from all over the world are invited to participate in presenting original papers, workshops, round-table discussions and/or lecture-recitals. For full details, please see here. Applications will be anonymously double peer reviewed via EasyChair.

This is an open call and submissions will be anonymously double peer-reviewed by a distinguished international Scientific and Artistic Committee.

Accepted formats:

  • 20-minute papers
  • Round table discussions
  • Workshops
  • Lecture-recitals (may be organized/recorded locally and broadcasted globally, depending on health restrictions at the time)

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Xenakis’s biographical aspects: critique and research
  • Xenakis in Greece: politics, acceptance, creativity, inspiration
  • Xenakis and the multi- and transdisciplinary concept of creation (music, architecture, sciences, technology, social sciences)
  • Xenakis’s early works
  • Xenakis as a pupil
  • Xenakis’s pupils
  • Xenakis’s Research Centers
  • Xenakis’s UPIC and its further developments
  • Xenakis and today’s music technology
  • Implementation of Xenakis’s educational innovations/approach
  • Analysis and/or comparison of Xenakis’s works
  • Xenakis’s compositional methods and tools
  • Performing (and/or editing) Xenakis’s works today
  • Xenakis’s discography
  • Xenakis’s institutional archival sources: KSYME’s archives, CIX’s archives
  • Musical gestures and notation before and after Xenakis
  • Xenakis: a contemporary musician of the 21st century
  • Xenakis and the concept of nationalism and internationalism
  • Stochastics and other mathematical methods and models
  • Theorizing Xenakis in the 21st century
  • A special session in the New York City session will be devoted to Joel Chadabe (1938-2021), tireless champion of Xenakis’s thought and work (see link).


All proposals are to be submitted via EasyChair.

Deadline for proposals: May 2, 2022.

Results announced: May 30, 2022.

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