CHARISMA X- IANNIS XENAKIS| 1hr : 01mins
Director: EFI XIROU | Producer: GINA PETROPOULOU
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Greece
This is a documentary film on the life and work of the composer Iannis Xenakis, the â€œarchitect of soundâ€,whose visionary work reconciles art with science.The film develops in such a way to show how Xenakisâ€™s philosophy, architectural experience,mathematics and political background morph into music and how physical phenomena are transformedinto musical expression.
Iannis Xenakisâ€™ multidimensional work is presented through excerpts of his musical compositions, hisarchitectural work, his interviews and archive material from â€œOresteiaâ€ and â€œPolytopesâ€, the grand spectacles of sound and light. The camera follows musicians who perform, specifically for this film, Xenakisâ€™s works such as â€œNomosâ€,â€œAlphaâ€, â€œCharismaâ€, â€œNaamaâ€ and â€œKerenâ€ at Delphoi, La Tourette Convent and his house in Paris.
The film includes interviews of FranÃ§oise Xenakis, MÃ¢khi Xenakis, Georges Aperghis, Curtis Roads,FranÃ§ois-Bernard MÃ¢che, Sharon Kanach, Makis Solomos, GÃ©rard Pape, Elisabeth Chojnacka, Giorgos Koumendakis and Roviros Manthoulis.