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Iannis Xenakis, Notebook, 1959, spiral-bound notebook, 12 3/8 x 9 5/8 inches. (From Gallery Crawl)

Iannis Xenakis

700 366 Lines & Marks

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“Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary explores the fundamental role of drawing in the work of Greek avant-garde composer Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001). A leading figure in twentieth century music, Xenakis was trained as a civil engineer, then became an architect and developed revolutionary designs while working with Le Corbusier. Comprised of nearly 100 documents created between 1953 and 1984, this is the first North American exhibition dedicated to Xenakis’s original works on paper. Included are rarely-seen hand-rendered scores, architectural drawings, conceptual renderings, pre-compositional sketches, and graphic scores.” (See the Drawing Center’s exhibition catalogue: Drawing Papers 88: Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary)

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(Up:) Mycenae alpha, for UPIC [I.Xenakis 1978] 09:54 | Iannis Xenakis created the music using the UPIC which makes sound based on the drawings that he made. (Image from Musica Informatica)

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Untitled, 2003, Ink, Watercolor & Root Beer on Paper, 14" x 22". (1)

Marcel Dzama

1024 637 Lines & Marks

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