A tribute to Yannis Xenakis

Ergon Ensemble

The Athens Festival honours the memory of Iannis Xenakis, the leading Greek composer who left a mark on the second half of the 20th century with his work. A multifaceted personality of international standing and radiance, the architect, mathematician and foremost the thinker Iannis Xenakis became known around the world as the composer who first introduced scientific thought to the process of musical composition.

Marking a decade from his death, three important musical ensembles which specialise in contemporary music will revisit his work, which nowadays constantly resurfaces on the international forefront.

The tribute includes concerts by the frequently awarded Arditti Quartet (June 3rd), the famous London Sinfonietta conducted by of the young Ryan Wigglesworth (June 6th) and a musical performance by the upcoming Ergon Ensemble conducted by Nikos Tsouchlos (June 8th).

8 June, 21:00
Peiraios 260, Building H

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