Slide a transcontinental
centenary celebration
of the life and work of
Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001)
WELCOME TO
META – XENAKIS

Our jointly organized consortium, spanning five countries and three continents, was founded by several of Iannis Xenakis’s former students, collaborators and dedicatees. Our common goal is to create a truly transcontinental celebration of the life and work of the polymath Iannis Xenakis (1922 – 2001). The main partners are actively collaborating with other local artists and institutions in order to celebrate not only the man and his work but also his artistic and philosophical legacy that has made an indelible imprint on the arts in the twenty-first century. We are organizing many exhibitions, concerts, workshops, public lectures, masterclasses, open calls and composition competitions.

Our calendar, below, will be regularly updated with Xenakis events taking place around the globe. We really hope you will join us live, when possible, and we will also record and archive many of the events for future consultation.

The Meta – Xenakis Symposium will be a two-day (41-hour) marathon in the fall of 2022 starting in Rouen (France), moving on to New York City (USA), Nagoya (Japan), Athens (Greece), and ending in Mexico City (Mexico). Please visit the Symposium page and the Open Calls page for more details.

Calendar of Xenakis Events

Events and details will continue to be added.

august 2022

29may(may 29)12:00 am30oct(oct 30)12:00 amVirtual EventThe Music of The Universea documentary about Iannis Xenakis

01jun10:00 am30nov(nov 30)5:00 pmXenakis3: the musician, the mathematician, the engineerExhibition with books, scores, recordings, manuscripts, programs from the Library's collection

24aug8:00 pm9:30 pmGAUR! 50th anniversary ENCUENTROS DE PAMPLONA (Spain)Xenakis at the Pamplona Meetings 1972 XAS for saxophone quartet

september 2022

29may(may 29)12:00 am30oct(oct 30)12:00 amVirtual EventThe Music of The Universea documentary about Iannis Xenakis

01jun10:00 am30nov(nov 30)5:00 pmXenakis3: the musician, the mathematician, the engineerExhibition with books, scores, recordings, manuscripts, programs from the Library's collection

03sep3:00 pm5:00 pmArditti Quartet & Ichiro NODAIRA play Iannis XENAKISIn celebration of 100th anniversary of XENAKIS’s birth

17sep3:00 pm4:00 pmConcert-Hommage à Paul Méfano (1937-2020)A concert tribute to the Centre Iannis Xenakis's President (from 2009-2020)

17sep3:00 pm4:30 pmDessinons la musique !Free UPISketch Workshop for children from 8 years old

26sep6:45 pm9:00 pmNymphéArt #17 ConcertCentennial Celebration for Iannis Xenakis: The Ultimate Strings

28sep7:00 pm8:00 pmTHE ARCHITECTURE OF IANNIS XENAKISLecture by Panagiotis Tournikiotis, Professor of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

october 2022

29may(may 29)12:00 am30oct(oct 30)12:00 amVirtual EventThe Music of The Universea documentary about Iannis Xenakis

01jun10:00 am30nov(nov 30)5:00 pmXenakis3: the musician, the mathematician, the engineerExhibition with books, scores, recordings, manuscripts, programs from the Library's collection

01oct7:00 pm31dec(dec 31)10:00 pmXenakis and KSYME-CMRCThe Xenakis Center in Greece

03oct8:30 pm11:30 pmHomage to Iannis Xenakis

16oct12:00 pm1:30 pmIannis Xenakis: Music and ComputersAn educational program for ages 8 to 12

27oct8:00 pm9:30 pmLa Orestíada

28oct1:30 pm3:00 pmAire sonoro: In Memoriam Mario LavistaXAS for saxophone quartet

november 2022

01jun10:00 am30nov(nov 30)5:00 pmXenakis3: the musician, the mathematician, the engineerExhibition with books, scores, recordings, manuscripts, programs from the Library's collection

01oct7:00 pm31dec(dec 31)10:00 pmXenakis and KSYME-CMRCThe Xenakis Center in Greece

06nov12:00 pm1:30 pmIannis Xenakis: Music and ComputersAn educational program for ages 8 to 12

december 2022

01oct7:00 pm31dec(dec 31)10:00 pmXenakis and KSYME-CMRCThe Xenakis Center in Greece