The project:

'Arborescent' is a series of infrequent projects inspired by the work of highly influential architect and composer, Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001).

Taking inspiration from Xenakis' creative approach, Arborescent events showcase interpretations of specially commissioned graphic scores created by architects, musicians and visual artists, and questioning the traditional role of 'composer'.

Xenakis' practice was inherently multi-disciplinary, working on the principle that an artistic expression can be realised mathematically in any artistic medium. He represented his ideas through drawings (referring to them to as 'arborescences'), which he famously used as non-traditional, graphical scores for orchestral recital.

After working with architect Le Corbusier in designing the ground-breaking Philips Pavilion for the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels, Xenakis later developed the UPIC system, an influential computer-music device, which translated his graphical scores into electronic sounds.

Next event:

Sunday 10 Aug 2014

Arborescent 04 flyer