Friday, March 9, 2018

Iannis Xenakis - Metastasis / Pithoprakta / Eonta (1965)

Unsettling modern classical from Greek-French composer Iannis Xenakis. From creeping pizzicato flurries to shrieking walls of dissonance, these anxious, cacophonous pieces wouldn't sound at all out of place soundtracking an artfully-made slasher flick.

Track listing:
1. Metastasis
2. Pithoprakta
3. Eonta

You really scared me, you know

You might also enjoy:
Kaija Saariaho - Verblendungen - Jardin Secret I -
Laconisme de l'Aile - ...Sah Den Vögeln (1985)
György Ligeti - Kammerkonzert / Ramifications /
Lux Aeterna / Atmosphères (1988)


  1. Xenakis' brother Jason wrote a book entitled "Hippies and Cynics". One my favourite quotes out of this wonderful book: "If we must be addicted to oxygen and water, why not be addicted to narcotics, too?"