Iannis Xenakis’ Kraanerg

This Friday, at Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver New Music is presenting a performance of Kraanerg by the Greek experimental composer, Iannis Xenakis.  This piece was originally commissioned for the gala opening of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa in 1968.  For woodwinds, brass, strings, and quadrophonic tape, this will be a rare performance and you won’t want to miss it if you’re into avant-garde classical music.  Student protest is one of the themes of the piece, and there will be accompanying footage of the 1968 Paris riots.  For those who aren’t familiar with Xenakis’ work, he’s well-known for being one of the pioneers of computer-generated sound and his use of stochastic processes.  He studied engineering and was a professional architect before training as a composer.  Check it out!

When:  Friday, April 3 @ 8:00pm

Where:  Christ Church Cathedral (Georgia & Burrard)

Tickets: $30/20

More details here.

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John Kastelic is a fourth year music student, majoring in composition and music theory. His main instrument these days is the viola, but likes to make strange noises with anything he can get his hands on. His biggest pet peeves are people taking themselves too seriously and people who don't move to the back of the bus.